View our pre-recorded workshops, designed to help you prepare a compelling #PRD video presentation. Learn how to share your research story with a general audience clearly, concisely, and with enthusiasm. Create appealing and accessible visuals. Develop your presentation with confidence!
Crafting and Sharing Your Research Story
- Laura Murray, Assistant Director, Learning Programs, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
Who doesn't like a good story? Humans have been telling and sharing stories for thousands of years to make sense of the world, and we can use this natural skill to talk about our research...even if the work is complex, esoteric, and/or highly technical.
If you want to learn how to share your compelling research story with a general audience at this year's Princeton Research Day, this recorded workshop is designed to help you shine. We'll explore ways you can connect with your audience so that they can connect to your research, consider its implications, and help share your narrative even further.
Connection, Not Perfection: An Introduction to Public Speaking
- Stephanie Whetstone, Assistant Program Director, Princeton Writes
- John Weeren, Program Director, Princeton Writes
With practice and guidance, public speaking can be an exhilarating experience. This workshop emphasizes the importance of forging a connection with your audience rather than achieving oratorical perfection. It explores 10 ways of enhancing your oral presentations, from the organization of your content to your method of delivery, with the ultimate goal of expressing yourself more confidently and persuasively.
Clearly Communicating Complex Concepts
- Catherine Zandonella, Communications Manager, Office of the Dean for Research
- Liz Fuller-Wright, Science Writer, Office of Communications
Discover key tips for how to make the most of your three-minute presentation at Princeton Research Day, including workshopping your visuals and crafting your "story in a sentence."
Visualizing Your Ideas
- Gwen McNamara, Communications Specialist, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
- Danielle Alio, Multimedia Supervisor, Office of Communications
- Alex Hollinghead, Digital Learning Lab Manager, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
Learn how to turn your Princeton Research Day presentation into a must-watch video. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to plan effectively; select dynamic visuals; film and record with ease; and where to get inspiration or assistance.
Simple Language Science: Make your Scientific Story Engaging and Accessible
- Penelope Georges, Associate Professional Specialist, Council on Science and Technology
- Daniel Cohen, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Haina Wang, Graduate Student, University Administrative Fellow
In this workshop, we critically analyze different pieces of science communication media to determine characteristics that are most effective in engaging participants from a broad audience and that you can employ in your Princeton Research Day presentation.
After the Research: Presenting with Clarity and Enthusiasm
- Vivia Font, Actress and Educator
You have done the work. Now you must present it. Often, what gets in the way of success of a project, no matter how well it is constructed, are “performance” traps that a presenter can fall into that lead to a lack of connection, communication, and enthusiasm among your targeted audience. This happens with public speaking as well as recorded footage from your own home. In this recorded workshop, Vivia Font, a professional actress and educator, shares her knowledge and expertise in performance and communication covering tools and tips to help you present yourself clearly and generate excitement and enthusiasm through your voice, speech, and body language (should it be a part of your presentation.) After this workshop, you'll be ready to highlight the fascinating discoveries and journeys in your project and transmit your message with confidence to your intended audience at Princeton Research Day.