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Past Event

Storytelling for researchers workshop: dig deep and connect with your audience

May 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hammer Health Center 701 W 168th street, room 312

Storytelling for researchers workshop: dig deep and connect with your audience

Facilitator: Kyle Marian, “The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up”
Where: Hammer Health Center 701 W 168th street, room 312
When May 10th 2018, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

*** This workshop is open to 15 postdocs ***

Learn storytelling techniques to translate your STEM research/work life for wider audiences and become a more engaging, stand-out public speaker. Discover step-by-step techniques you can use to better connect with your audience, whether it's grant funders on paper, career-days with young students, or your future job-talk.

The aim of the workshop is to explore where you can get ideas to support your talk's purpose and how to weave ideas to construct a great talk that incorporates storytelling. We'll do some writing & performance exercises with feedback, to get a taste of how to interpret technical knowledge for different audiences. By the end, you'll walk away with tools you'll be able to use for any public speaking event.

PLEASE BRING: notebook/paper, writing utensil, and examples of things you want to talk/perform/tell a story about. Ideally it's something you've been trying to figure out for a while.

Bio: Kyle Marian is a former physical anthropologist and university-level instructor, currently a science communicator focusing on multimedia and performance science communication/public outreach. She has performed in and produced public lectures, general science podcasting, science blogging, talk radio, and provided workshops training speakers for public events such as TEDx and comedy storytelling. She produces a monthly stand-up show called “The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up” featuring academics and researchers she has trained to translate their obscure research and work life into comedy for wider audiences. She is also the social media manager for Guerilla Science, an international organization bringing science to new audiences in unexpected ways.