Storytelling for Researchers: Public Speaking

Polly Tisdall gestures broadly, mid-speech.

Focusing on effective storytelling for public speaking, this interactive workshop will provide you with exercises, approaches and techniques to enable you to better present your research - whether you are speaking in a lecture theatre, creating a podcast or presenting online. 

We will start by identifying and developing your natural tools for effective communication (voice, body language and gesture) and considering the application of these skills to the communication of your research story.

We will then move into a detailed exploration of dramatic story structure and how to work with character, contrast and emotional impact in communicating your research.

Whether you have explored storytelling before, are an experienced public speaker or a complete beginner, this workshop is designed as a safe space for testing ideas and exploring how your research can become a compelling and memorable narrative.

Lunch will be provided. 

About the facilitator:

Polly Tisdall is an award winning performance storyteller and theatre-maker. She has told stories at national and international festivals, theatres and story nights across the UK and directed work for national tour. She specialises in delivering public speaking training to enable participants to effectively engage with diverse audiences.

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