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Pitch perfect: public speaking, networking and engaging

Tuesday 25 February 10:00 until 13:00
Arundel 1B
Speaker: Dr Joanna Young, Scientific Editing Company
Part of the series: Research Staff Development Series


Pitch perfect: public speaking, networking & engaging 


Tuesday 25th February, 10:00-13:00


Arundel 1B


Research staff and early career academic faculty


Researchers are frequently under pressure to communicate their information verbally, whether it is an oral presentation, in a meeting or an interaction at a conference. Performing well in a keynote presentation or impressing at a chance meeting is key to facilitating collaborations, building relationships with future employers and boosting your career. Public speaking and networking are key components to a successful career, both within academia and beyond.

This workshop will cover various situations that researchers are faced with regularly with regard to verbal interaction. We will cover oral presentations, short communications, how to pitch your research and how to network effectively. Participants will be introduced to various techniques that they can use and adapt to a variety of situations: how do you respond to difficult questions? How do you effectively engage with senior academics?

Effective verbal delivery and engagement takes practice and this workshop will introduce participants to concepts and techniques that they can use to their advantage. We take a step by step approach to presentations, building up from initial short research pitches to longer conference talks so participants can gain confidence.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop researchers will have:

  • been introduced to a series of techniques to aid and structure their presentations;
  • an understanding of how to present & engage with various audiences;
  • gained confidence with regard to delivering effective presentations.


This will be a 3-hour interactive workshop. 


Dr Joanna Young, Scientific Editing Company

Booking Information

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE (Sussex Direct Login required)

(If you do not have a Sussex Direct login, please email to book your place)

By: Alexander Aghajanian
Last updated: Thursday, 2 January 2020