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Week 2

Introductory video for week 2.
Welcome to week 2. This week is all about developing skills. These might be skills you already have and you just want to give them a bit of a polish or it could be something brand new. We’re going to be talking to lots of different people within the presenting community this week, and they’re going to share their hints and tips on a variety of different topics. We’re going to look at how you can add personality into your sessions, as well as how you might present in different environments. For example, in an academic environment or perhaps in a museum or maybe within a business setting.
We’re then going to look at how narrative and storytelling can be really useful to you as a presenter, as well as to your audience to help keep them engaged. We’re then going to look at how you can engage with audiences that you can’t perhaps see for some reason. So that might be in a planetarium setting or through a podcast or digitally. We’re going to finish up the week by looking at some improvisation exercises. As a presenter, you pretty much always have to be thinking on your feet, so these exercises should help you feel more confident and equipped to be able to do that. Let’s get cracking.

Welcome to week two.

Last week was all about reflecting on your own style and identifying areas you might like to improve. This week we will be hearing from some very experienced presenters and trying out activities to help you do just that.

We will be looking at:

  1. How you might be able to add personality into your sessions.
  2. How to present in different environments and what this might require.
  3. The power of storytelling.
  4. Improvisation and how it can be a useful tool to help you stay calm even when things go wrong.

Be sure to learn and share your thoughts with other learners along the way.

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