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Short Course

Course Information
Course Title: (CANCELED) Powerful Public Speaking for Scientists
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
2 - Teaching Analytical Chemistry
Instructor(s): Rick Parmely Course Number: 6
Affiliation: Polished and Professional
Course Date: 03/05/2017 - Sunday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $575 ($775 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This short course explores how scientists can effectively present data and results in an exciting, convincing, and engaging manner. At the end of this session, the workshop will empower participants 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, lab managers, and scientists who communicate results to colleagues, funding agencies, and at scientific meetings or events.

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 and 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 and Plan
• Checklist: Conclude Powerfully

Course Instructor's Biography
After teaching undergraduate chemistry at West Point and Juniata College, Rick joined Restek in 1997 and, until recently, directed their technical education program. He taught chemistry and separation science theory through the Restek Learning Network (RLN), and coached other Restek instructors in public speaking. With 30-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 as well as flavor scientists in Shanghai, China. A background in lab management of undergraduates in gas storage and transport research has provided him significant insight into mentoring and managing multiple priorities in a high-paced environment.