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Course Information
Course Title: Powerful Communications: Public Speaking for Scientists
Categories: 1 - Laboratory Information and Management
2 - Teaching Analytical Chemistry
Instructor(s): Rick Parmely Course Number: 167
Affiliation: Polished and Professional LLC
Course Date: 03/17/2013 - Sunday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $480 ($680 after 2/18/13) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This seminar will explore how scientists can effectively present data and results in an exciting, convincing manner. At the end of this session, the course empowers the participant to seek new and interesting ways to present charts, graphs, and results while telling a story which ties the many parts together. Several opportunities for audience involvement will be presented.

Target Audience
This workshop targets trainers and lab managers who communicate results to colleagues, funding agencies, and organizational managers.

Course Outline
• Everyone Loves A Great Story
• How Can I Become A Great Storyteller
• Tips & Source Material
• Exercises

Speaking Basics
• Key Success Factors
• Organization
• Exercise
• 10 Tips

Effective Audience Contact
• Audience Contact Wanted!
• Improving Audience Contact
• Preparation Is Key
• 5 P’s
• 6 P’s

Inspirational Speaking Techniques
• Benefits
• Keys for Emotion
• Paint a Picture
• Exercise
• Attention Grabbers

Conclude Powerfully
• Conclude with Emphasis, Purpose, Power
• Conclusion Tips
• Concluding with a Purpose
• Concluding with a Plan
• Checklist: Conclude Powerfully
• Exercise

Course Instructor's Biography
Rick Parmely. After teaching undergraduate chemistry at West Point and Juniata College, Rick joined Restek in 1997 and currently directs their technical education program. He teaches chemistry and separation science theory through the Restek Learning Network (RLN), and coaches other RLN instructors in public speaking. He has developed and presented Restek chromatography seminars both domestically and internationally for over 10 years. With 25-plus years of teaching experience, Rick has taught science and communications courses to widely diverse audiences, including NATO officials, technicians at the U.N. Pesticides Laboratory in Austria, and scientists at the University of Nairobi.