Winning…the hooray feeling!

What makes compelling communications? What is human about ourselves is what makes us passionate about our work, and ourselves. The way we present our work, and ourselves shapes how people think and perceive us. Presentation is crucial to the success of our work if not fundamental to its realization and attainment.

Martin Oteng-Ababio @ GDNet Presentation Skills for Awards & Medals Finalists

Martin Oteng-Ababio @ GDNet Presentation Skills for Awards & Medals Finalists

The GDNet Research Communications Workshop targeted to the GDN Awards and Medals finalists covers the basic, essential skills required by researchers to pitch their research findings to a wide audience, thus multiplying its outreach spectrum.

The overarching aim of the GDNet Research Communications Workshop is to zoom in and strengthen presentation skills and help researchers become better communicators. Crafting presentations, identifying internal tones of voice, developing key messages, getting ready for elevators pitches, and creating “stay-behind-documents” are among the learning outcomes of the first day.

Finalists are asked to pitch their research findings and ideas to a committee in a competition with their peers for rewarding research grants. Nevertheless, “victory and loss are not endpoints or final destinations, but gateways to something of immense importance to us: the affirmation of our place in the world.” (Francesco Duina, University of Princeton).

All great ideas are simple at heart.

Good luck to all finalists!

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