SS 3 - Improv Your Science: Building Skills for Effective Communication

Monday, August 7, 2017: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Annaliese Hettinger, Oregon State University
Start the Annual Meeting off right and join in on a fun and interactive session. We will focus on building and practicing skills to strengthen public speaking, adaptability, listening, and teamwork. Practicing improvisation can help scientists talk about their research spontaneously, become more open and direct in their communications, and build stronger connections with their audiences. We will practice how to adjust intonation and body language based on audience cues, and learn how to listen to understand. The session will provide tools to improve all forms of oral communication, from conference presentations and public lectures to meetings with policymakers and journalists.
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