[sib-courses] Two workshops on "Advanced Technical Presentation Techniques", 1 and 2 May in Lausanne

Frédéric Schütz frederic.schutz at sib.swiss
Fri Mar 17 14:24:47 CET 2017

[apologies to those who have already received this information through
other channels]

Dear all,

Presenting technical information to an audience is one of the hardest
tasks any scientist can face, and presenting effectively is not a
natural talent for most people. Indeed, many technical presentations
utterly fail in their primary objective — to convey a complex idea or
argument clearly and convincingly.

The SIB is organizing again its highly successful series of classes on
presentation skills. These classes are taught by Damian Conway, a
well-known speaker and trainer, and they consistently receive excellent

There will be two separate courses:

* "Advanced Technical Presentation 1: Core Techniques" will take place
   on Monday 1st May.
   This class explains — and demonstrates — the key techniques that
   combine to produce an effective and enjoyable technical
   More information at


* Advanced Technical Presentation 2: Design and Delivery Skills", the
  followup class, will take place on Tuesday 2nd May.
  This class will reveal many additional subtle and sophisticated
  techniques that can lift your presentations from "great" to
  "extraordinary". It is recommended to follow the first class before
  attending this one, but not compulsory.
  More information at


All participants, from master or PhD students to lab heads will benefit
from the techniques presented in these two courses.

There is no prerequisite for these courses; the number of seats is
limited, and they will be attributed on a "first come, first served"

For Swiss academic participants: 100 CHF per day
Other participants should contact us.

Practical organization - Location
The session runs from 9:00 to 17:00 approximately, with a lunch break
(lunch is not included). The course will be held on the Dorigny campus
of the University of Lausanne.

Registration is open; you can find a registration link from the pages
indicated above for each of the two courses.

Please do not hesitate to contact training at sib.swiss for any

Hope to see you there !


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