Welcome to Week 4 of the SciFund Challenge Introduction to Outreach class. This week: public presentations!
More specifically we’ll hone your skills on presentation delivery so that you can add public presentations to your repertoire of science outreach. Why public presentations? Because outreach isn’t just an internet-only activity,even though this class is handled online,. Additionally, the skills we demonstrate here can be applied to ANY talk.
This week we are introducing an impactful style of presentation: the Ignite talk. Ignite talks are about 5 minutes and have a quick pace. This week you will build and give an Ignite-style talk. Don’t worry about having fully fleshed out the talk. You and your partner will work through the hiccups. Furthermore, every presentation is a work in progress, whether you have given it once or a hundred times. What matters most is that you tailor your message to your audience, and that you communicate that message clearly and effectively.
Here are the materials for the week: