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Teach the Geek to Speak

Originally delivered Apr 15, 2020
Source: AIChE
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    1 hour
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Engineers have a lot of technical expertise, but they often struggle to present it in a way that is palatable to audiences, specifically audiences outside their technical expertise. In this webinar, Neil will go over best practices for effective public speaking, specifically geared towards engineers who have to present technical information. Attendees will take away tips that they can implement immediately to improve their presentations. 

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to engage an audience with technical information
  • How to time presentations so your within time (engineers are busy people)
  • How to structure a presentation so it flows and is easily followable 
  • Strategies for improving for the next presentation
  • How to put together slides for maximum effect

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson is an engineer, author, and entrepreneur. He spent several years as a product development engineer in the medical device industry. He liked his work. What he didn't like? Public speaking.

As a project lead, he had to give monthly project status presentations in front of senior management, and he was terrible at it. Over time, though, he improved, taking everything he learned and turning it into an online public speaking course, Teach the Geek to Speak. He now helps people like himself, engineers and scientists, with turning their knowhow into effective presentations....Read more

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