‘Public Speaking Workshop for Art Historians’
9th February 2012, 10-5pm
Association of Art Historians, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ.
Clear, effective and professional communication skills are absolutely essential to any aspiring academic. This workshop will focus on how to communicate your research more effectively, whether you are a seasoned presenter who feels there is room for improvement or a complete beginner at public speaking. Participants will learn and practice techniques of voice projection, controlling speed and tone, and methods of connecting with the audience in lecture theatres or seminar rooms. Speakeasy, a public-speaking training organisation, is offering a one-day workshop on the art of public speaking for art historians. Organised by an academic and a professional actor, the Speakeasy Workshop is specifically developed for art historians at the start of their career. Drawing on professional acting skills and techniques, our one-day course addresses the following issues:
- How to be an effective communicator in the lecture theatre, the seminar room or in the conference hall?
- How to get your message across, keep your audience engaged and actually enjoy the experience
- Voice projection, posture, body language and how to calm your nerves?
- Different modes of communication: how to lead seminars, chair conferences and conduct a Q&A
- Techniques for presenting, how to deliver complex ideas and personalise your style of delivery
- Methods of communication: how to use PowerPoint, present a poster and ‘how to think on your academic feet’?
Owing to the interactive nature of the workshop, numbers are limited to 25. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Course requirements: All attendees are required to bring a printed copy of 150 words on/about their research- this could be part of a chapter or paper. Please also make sure that you wear loose comfortable clothing.
Cost: Fee includes refreshments and a course pack. Lunch is not included, but there are a number of sandwich bars in the area.
This event is organised by the Independents Committee of the AAH and is open to all.