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Tell a Clear Technical Story
Add to Calendar 2024-04-25T13:30:00 2024-04-25T16:00:00 UTC Tell a Clear Technical Story Foster Auditorium, Penn State Libraries
Start DateThu, Apr 25, 2024
9:30 AM
End DateThu, Apr 25, 2024
12:00 PM
Presented By
Melissa Marshall
Event Series:
Melissa Marshall

The ability of your audience to understand and be interested in your technical work depends on what you say and how you say it. This session presents tools that participants can use to 1) filter the detail of their work to make a clear argument, 2) construct content that is memorable and "sticks" with an audience, 3) structure a presentation to tell a compelling story of the science, and 4) adapt technical content to audience members of different backgrounds—even when they are in the same room. These skills will be taught via lecture, discussion, small group exercises, and analysis of videos of other speakers. RSVP for Tell a Clear Technical Story here.