When presenting, the dull, text-filled slide approach is common and normal, but it is not an effective approach for communicating scientific knowledge. The skills necessary to be an effective communicator today are different than in the past. Today we need a higher degree of visual literacy and better understanding of the power of simplicity.

The objective of this course is to equip PhD students with 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 available tools and resources for presentation development, 3) workshop sessions on design and redesign of presentation material, and 4) implementation of design and delivery principles into a scientific presentation

Participants will need to bring a PC laptop with Power Point or similar to the workshop sessions. 

It is important that PhD students have some presentation experience, and they should have been enrolled for at least 8 months at the Doctoral School before participating in the course.
Oral presentation and completion of workshop exercises. 

Organizer: Assistant Professor Shellie Boudreau, e-mail:

Lecturers: Assistant Professor Shellie Boudreau, Aalborg University

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 20 and 27 October 2014 (8.15-12.00)

Place: Aalborg University,

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E, lokale E3-109

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats:

Deadline: 29 September, 2014