Seizing the Moment: Presenting Yourself and Your Work, Live

Friday, 13 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Room 212 (San Jose Convention Center)
Don’t sit through yet another talk on how to deliver a talk! Instead, come to this interactive workshop to practice variations on a succinct 60-second introduction of yourself and your research, suitable for a variety of career, social-networking, idea-pitching, and online environments, far from a podium or projector. After a brief overview, you will be guided through a structured sequence of partner and small group activities to develop one or two versions of your introduction – exploring strategies to enhance personability and audience engagement – while also sharpening your skills at providing useful feedback to colleagues. Attendees are encouraged to bring these workshop techniques back to your own organizations to share more broadly.
Carol Lynn Alpert, Museum of Science
Karine Thate, Museum of Science
Carol Lynn Alpert, Museum of Science