Speaking to Various Audiences

30 September 2022 - 2 October 2022
18:00 - 14:00

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This course will develop your ability to share your Quaker Studies research with a variety of audiences, both academic and non-academic. It is designed for CRQS students and graduates, and for postgraduate students and graduates in Quaker Studies from other universities. The course is a practical one and you will leave with a new set of skills and confidence.

Over the three days we will look at the differences and similarities in presenting research to different types of audience. The course will include sessions on writing and presenting talks and papers to both academic and non-academic groups; speaking techniques; using your voice and your breath successfully; using Powerpoint and other visual aids; and how to present your ideas engagingly and convincingly.

There will be a chance to experiment with presenting on online platforms including Zoom and Teams; using microphones and amplification; training in video presentation techniques; and an opportunity to present a ‘mini-talk’ to a live audience. We will also explore the special challenges of writing for and speaking at academic conferences.

This course will involve:

DiscussionOne-on-oneSpeakerWorkshopWritten and visual

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. The Woodbrooke Centre has some ground floor and lift accessible rooms including wheelchair access. All rooms will have an ensuite or dedicated bathroom. Please be clear about your requirements when booking so that we can ensure you are allocated an appropriate room.

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