WaterLeadership: Create engaging virtual presentations

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Create engaging virtual presentations."

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Description: In the current era of Covid-19, many conferences, workshops, and in-person events are now moving online. As such, you may be asked to present your research in a virtual format. This creates many new challenges that can be difficult to navigate. While many presentation skills and best practices apply to both in-person and virtual presentations, expert presenters understand the importance of adjusting their approach to ensure connection with a virtual audience. 

In this webinar, you will learn how to prepare virtual presentations that effectively describe your research in a short amount of time. This training session will give you the tools to narrow down the key elements of your research and create a short, engaging message to share with diverse virtual audiences.

We will also provide specific tips for creating elevator pitches and delivering lightning talks in a virtual setting.

Guest speaker:

  • Elise Vist, University of Waterloo Writing and Communication Centre

Learning objectives:

  • Elements of a virtual talk
  • Strategies for keeping your audience engaged in a virtual setting
  • Effectively manage logistics and technicalities
  • Develop a strong hook and avoid jargon

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Who should take this training: Researchers who want to learn how to give great virtual presentations. 

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