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WAAPA training: Oral Presentations and pitching your research

  • 29 June 2023
  • 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Date 29 June 2023
  • Time 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Location Curtin Perth

The Graduate Research School is excited to engage with the WA Academy of Performing Arts (Corporate), ECU, to run a 3-hour workshop at Curtin, for a maximum of 15 PhD students.

From pitching your research to industry or academic colleagues to networking forums, in media interviews, to impromptu chats, there are many occasions when you will need to talk about your research with confidence and authority.  However, there is a difference between knowing your own research inside-out and communicating it effectively. 

The learning outcomes for this session include: 

  • Enhanced self-awareness and increased confidence in delivering presentations
  • Understanding of the importance of objectives, choice of language and structure
  • The ability to use the voice to engage, persuade and motivate others
  • Increased awareness of the importance of vocal and physical presence
  • Practical experience of preparation techniques for delivering presentations
  • Designing and practising a professional 30-second introduction, to pitch and engage a non-academic audience in their story and research topic.

If you would like to express interest, email Tania Lerch via before Friday 9 June, with your contact details and student ID number.  Please also give details of a minimum of three (3) research presentations/oral communication activities coming up this year that this training will help you prepare.

For example, conference presentation, 3 Minute Thesis Competition (you’ll be expected to participate), Milestone presentation, internship interview, industry networking pitch or otherwise (please describe the opportunity).