Learning how to present your research to a live audience is critical for young scholars. Articulating your work in a clear, concise, and compelling fashion invites you to turn a discerning eye toward your research to decide exactly what it is that you want to emphasize. This series of workshops is designed to give you a forum to practice both writing and giving the conference paper. As you draft your work for a future occasion of public speaking in a scholarly context, you will share your oral drafts within a small group of peers from a variety of fields, with the aim of crafting professional fifteen-minute talks that can be given effectively on Zoom or in person.

Led by a Writing Center postdoc, each group will provide constructive feedback designed to identify strengths and ways in which the talk can be improved. In addition to sharpening the precision with which your research is articulated, this experience will offer useful practice for a range of public speaking opportunities, including virtual job talks and conference and colloquia presentations.

To participate, RSVP to cebrown@fas.harvard.edu. The schedule and number of groups are contingent on enrollment; sessions will be held on Friday afternoons, beginning on Friday, June 5. (Please note that the final time for all three sessions is still TBD.)

Host Organizations:

Center for Writing and Communicating Ideas