Description: When presenting, the dull, text-filled slide approach is common and normal, but it is not an effective approach for communicating scientific knowledge. To date, the design and delivery of scientific presentations are reflecting what has been done in the past.  The skills necessary to be an effective communicator today are different. A higher degree of visual literacy, more emphasis on the message, and better understanding of the power of simplicity can dramatically improve how a presentation is received and ultimately remembered.

The objective of this course is to equip PhD students with modern presentation skills and techniques that enhance their ability to communicate scientific content to laymen, academic, and industry-based audiences. 


The course will consist of: 
1) an introduction to presentation design principles, 
2) an introduction to tools and resources for presentation design and development 
3) workshop sessions on design and redesign of presentation material, 
4) introduction of how design influences delivery (speaking) principles

Organizer: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, email: sboudreau@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, email: sboudreau@hst.aau.dk

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 08, 09 and 15 March 2021. (08.03: 8.15-11.30; 09.03 and 15.03: 8.15-10.30)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Zip code: 

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 12

Deadline: 15 February 2021

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.