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Top Presentation Tip – Tell it in a way that can be understood.

Melissa Marshall: Talk nerdy to me

Published on Oct 11, 2012

Melissa Marshall brings a message to all scientists (from non-scientists): We’re fascinated by what you’re doing. So tell us about it — in a way we can understand. In just 4 minutes, she shares powerful tips on presenting complex scientific ideas to a general audience.

The interesting thing is that this advice is relevant to many types of presentations, not just the scientific. All too often it’s necessary to sit through slide after slide of figures, bullet points and jargon – in business meetings, public meetings and lectures. Good presentations aren’t about proving how clever you are, they are about engaging your audience and very often, just selling an idea or concept to them. You won’t be able to do any of that if your audience is asleep.