Professional Presentations: Developing into your professional self

Once professional presentation slides are created and the talk outlined or scripted, what do you do? You perform.

Successful presentations are a combination of relevant content and the delivery of that content. As scientists we are well versed in our content and often know what we want to say. Yet, we are less often prepared for the delivery, the performance. While there may be general principles for giving a talk, knowing what to do to improve our presentation performance takes another kind of preparation and direction.

The interdisciplinary research programs, Bioinformatics at Boston University and Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, recognize that helping people to develop new performance qualities is the role of a director and coach. Posture, voice, movement and tempo communicate a great deal to an audience.

Mia Anderson has years of experience coaching people with and without acting experience to give excellent performances of their creative vision. She joins Holmes in this workshop designed first for the needs of the Communication of Science course implemented in the Systems Biology Program at Harvard University. Serving as performance coaches, Holmes and Anderson help students develop their voice and professional presence at a variety of scientific organizations.

You too can develop your voice. Contact us to learn how. 
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