How to Engage Listeners from Start to Finish


This is second of 4-part preparation series for Grad Thesis SLAM

Every speaker has their own unique style and research story.  Learn how to be your best as you prepare to present your research at the 2022 GRAD Thesis SLAM, a modified version of the Three Minute Thesis (3 MT) competition that provides doctoral students an opportunity to present their research to general audiences in three minutes.  You will learn, apply, and practice essential presentation skills working solo and with other students.  Homework assignments and additional learning materials will help you build your three-minute talk.  Even if you don’t compete, join us to discover how to become a more confident, engaging, and compelling speaker.

During this session you will create attention getting opening lines and practice using your voice in powerful ways.  We will examine what confidence looks and sounds like and how to incorporate emotion and relevance to make even the most technical topics more interesting.


Amy Aines, founder of Talking STEM and co-author of Championing Science- Communicating your Ideas to Decision Makers, University of California Press, 2019. Amy is a Communications Strategist & Training helping scientists speak so they engage listeners, get hired and make a bigger impact with their work. 


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