Communicating science to the non-scientific public is no easy task. It requires the study, practice and mastery of rhetorical, presentation, media and communication skills. This seminar enhances the rhetorical skills of researchers and provides them with the level of competence and confidence required to communicate scientific content effectively and to present successfully to an audience. On completion of this two-day intensive course, participants will be able to
- Understand how to analyse the principles and conditions of freedom of expression and public speaking;
- Know how to use gestures, eye contact and facial expressions constructively in public speaking;
- Use breathing techniques and speech exercises necessary to build a strong voice and tonality, and to control stage fright.