Public Speaking and Engagement
May 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This session introduces participants to storytelling and its application to the communication of academic research. Participants will be introduced to how a sense of story can enrich both the structure of their content and their delivery. The first half of the session will introduce practical exercises and creative approaches designed to hone participants’ use of body language, voice, gesture, tone, volume, pace and pause and will uncover how these elements can engage an audience. The second half will use traditional story structures as a starting point to consider how to structure engaging academic content. Bringing awareness to these key skills, the session allows participants to reconsider the potential of their body and their voice to communicate their work.