• Description: 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


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

    Prerequisites: 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.

    Evaluation: Oral presentation and completion of workshop exercises. 

  • Organizer: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, e-mail: sboudreau@hst.aau.dk

  • Lecturers: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, Aalborg University

  • ECTS: 1.0

  • Time: 4, 9 and 30 May 2016 (4 May: 08.15 – 12.00, 9 and 30 May: 12.30 – 14.15)

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

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats: 30

  • Deadline: 13 April, 2016

  • 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 5,000 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 three 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.