Storytelling Science & Argumentation

Refine your public speaking skills. Increasingly, researchers are expected to be confident communicators of their work to peers and broader audiences. This course is designed to provide an introduction or refinement to public speaking skills and using critical thinking and reasoning in arguments. Throughout the workshop, participants will practice their communication skills, while receiving coaching in a supportive environment.

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Description

Refine public speaking skills

Increasingly, researchers are expected to be confident communicators of their work to peers and broader audiences. Participants will learn how to transform the way they communicate their research into an engaging story. This course is also designed to provide an introduction or refinement to public speaking skills and using critical thinking and reasoning in arguments. Throughout the workshop, participants will practice their communication skills, while receiving coaching in a supportive environment. The course will address several key areas including:

  • What makes effective science communication
  • How to use logic in argument construction
  • How to be a persuasive public speaker
  • Teamwork for public discourse
  • How to deal with public criticism
  • How to be confident in the public eye

To assist on-going development, the course provides a framework which participants can leverage to sustain their personal development beyond the course.

About the Facilitators

Dr. Scott Harrison is currently a researcher at the German Institute for International Education. Previously, Scott was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Siegen working on research on labor market and skills requirements in the 21st century (www.eduworks-network.eu). Key findings from the project identified the need for better transversal skills training of PhD and early career researchers. He obtained a PhD in Australia in Economics, focusing on educational outcomes. His background in technical areas such as statistical analysis and logical reasoning, coupled with extensive public speaking throughout his career, has made him a wonderfully engaging public speaker and trainer.

Additional information

Cancellation Policy

SciLink Foundation is looking forward to your attendance. We keep our classes to a limited size to maximise your learning potential. However, we also recognise that outside factors can affect your ability to participate in our courses.

To cancel your booking, our cancellation policy is outlined as follows:
– Cancellation within 14 days of registration – Full refund minus the booking fee
– Cancellation after 14 days of course commencement – No refund available

To cancel your booking, please contact our office via email at info@scilink.eu. SciLink Foundation reserves the right to cancel courses based on minimum attendance requirements, or other unforeseen reasons (e.g. sickness of the instructor). In the unlikely event that we need to cancel an event, we will make every effort to support participants with information prior to the course commencement. Participants will have the choice between credit towards the next available course, or a full refund minus booking fees. SciLink Foundation accepts no liability for costs incurred, including but not limited to, accommodation expenses, travel expenses and travel insurances.

Event Details

Start time: 09:00 CEST

End time: 17:00 CEST

Venue: Online - Zoom

Email: info@scilink.eu