Two hours workshop on 20 November 2020, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon) (probably webinar, more information will follow) 
Trainer: Marcel Padilla


Most of us strive to make significant contributions to the world of mathematical research, and it may seem that publishing papers is the core of life in academia. However, proper scientific communication skills are required far beyond the realm of papers in order to make your research significant. Perhaps the most essential form of communication is in the form of presentations/talks at conferences, workshops or seminars. A well-performed presentation decides whether other researchers trust, care and remember your research while a badly held presentation can leave you invisible to the research community. Learning to design and hold memorable presentations is an essential skill that should be learned as early as possible. 

You are invited to learn the fundamentals of the Art of Presenting

The mini-workshop will help you create your presentations. There are many, many things to optimize for e.g.: 

  • story design
  • slide design
  • levels of depths
  • content choice
  • time management
  • speech  interactions
  • fonts 
  • color schemes
  • etc.. 

The main focus will be on the two books that have helped me a lot: 
- A PhD Is Not Enough! A Guide to Survival in Science. Peter Feibelman 
- The Craft of Scientific Presentations. Critical steps to succeed and critical steps to avoid. Michael Alley