Professional Development

APEX: Understanding Your Audience

November 15, 2016
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Can you communicate your research in a way that inspires your listeners?

Getting people to understand your research can make you more successful in building that network—whether it is a potential employer, a faculty member at a conference, or a funding committee. It starts by thinking differently about the needs of your audience—once you understand your audience better, you will be able to satisfy their needs—and make them more receptive to you and your work!

  • When: Tuesday, November 29th, 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Where: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library, Room 7200
  • Register: Please register using myInvolvement

In this two-hour workshop, Sue Hampton and Poh Tan will help think about your key messages--an essential component of making your talk or presentation memorable.  

About the facilitators

Sue Hampton is the professional development coordinator in the Office of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Fellows. Sue is currently pursing her EdD in Educational Leadership at SFU. Sue has been involved in training for the 3MT competition--one of her passions is helping grad students develop skills in making their research accessible to a broader audience. 

Poh Tan holds a PhD in Biology, is currently pursuing her second PhD in Education and is a graduate student facilitator in the Student Learning Commons/Research Commons. Poh has undergone substantive training in presentation skills while participating in TedX at Stanley Park. Watch Poh's presentation here.

This workshop is part of the Knowledge Translation Series.  Click here to find out about other workshops in the series. 

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