Improving Biotech Presentation Skills: Fall 2012
Tuesday, November 13 2012
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: MassBio, 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge
2 Full Days: Tuesday November 13th and Thursday December 13th, 2012 from 9-5pm
How many excellent biotech ideas have been lost, not because of their content, but because there were challenges presenting them effectively?
Whatever your job in biotech, you encounter two challenges when you present: explaining complex information and convincing a skeptical audience.
This seminar improves participants’ effectiveness in scientific, marketing, and organizational biotech situations: presenting findings, making recommendations, exploring concepts, etc.
Participants practice extensively in the program, work with video and real time feedback to deliver their own intelligent, persuasive presentations . Seminar group size is limited to 15 to ensure personal attention and focus.
- The four key components of the different types of biotech presentations, and how to structure your own presentation to tell a compelling story
- How to translate complex information into slides and visual aids that clearly communicate essential information and key points
- Why Powerpoint can be a presenter’s best friend --- or worst enemy
- How to understand your own presentation style and overcome discomfort
- Tips for connecting with your audience before the presentation begins and strengthening that connection throughout your presentation
- Increasing your own awareness of how you look and sound: clearly projecting your ideas, beliefs, convictions, interests, passion
- Building in natural eye contact, gestures and movement to emphasize key points
- Structuring discussions for full engagement while maintaining control
- Overall, how to move from tentative, unclear, ineffective presenting to consistent, highly effective presenting of essential information
Who Should Attend:
Biotech scientists, researchers, marketers, and managers who have to give presentations will benefit from participating. Both novice and experienced presenters will improve their effectiveness.
Comments from Past Participants:
"This is not the standard corporate presentations skills class. Skills learned will teach you to manage corporate situations and respond to interruptions."
"This class has taught me a wide range of skills that I can use in my regular presentations to improve my public speaking abilities and truly make an impact on my audience."
"A great exercise in self-improvement and reflection. I feel a lot more confident and I am actually looking forward to my next presentation!
About the Course Instructor:
Dr. William Ronco consults on strategic planning, partnering and leadership training for some of the world’s best-run organizations: Fortune 500 corporations, pharmaceutical companies, research and development organizations, laboratories and think tanks, colleges and universities, professional firms, technology companies, hospitals, government and community organizations.
A former professor in the MBA program at Northeastern University, Dr. Ronco earned his BA at Rutgers University, his Ed.M. at Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
For more information about this course, please contact Julie Deschenes
NOTE: BOTH FULL DAY SESSIONS SHOULD BE ATTENDED. The tuition covers both days, and if your company is a MassBio Member, you must select "Yes" in response to the MassBio Member question on the registration form to be eligible for the discounted rate.
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, 300 Technology Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
$1350 for MassBio Members; $1500 for non-members.