Do you struggle to develop presentations?
Do you start preparing a talk by opening up powerpoint or keynote?
Do you regularly kill your audience with text and bullet points?
Do you read from your slides?
Are you unsure how you come across on stage?
In case you answered yes to any of the above this course is for you!
If it’s any consolation, you probably belong to the majority of presenters in medicine.
We’ve all experienced how painfully boring and inefficient medical talks can be. Think of how many times you’ve left a departmental teaching session or a conference talk and felt genuinely the wiser or more inspired? Not the majority, right? Then think about the immense amount of work done by noted researchers and clinicians to deliver the talks you’ve heard and the cumulated time spend by audiences at those talks. It’s mind boggling that presentation skills haven’t received more emphasis in medical training when it’s what most of us find we do so badly so often.
Well, no more.
We’ve thankfully been able to persuade Ross Fisher to head a faboulous one day course on presentation skills. Ross is a distinguished consultant paediatric surgeon, but is internationally probably more well known for his expertise and passion on the subject of presentations. He has deveoped the “p cubed” framework. He’s given brilliant talks at TEDx and at SMACC and has passed on his presentation wizardry in numerous courses around the world. This truly is a masterclass.
We’ve also liaised with professional actor and soon to be doctor Ulrik Nykjær Jeppesen who will offer stage coaching on voice, posture and presence.
Find out much more about Ross, Ulrik and the scanFOAM team on the faculty page.
This course will be a pretty intense full day of sessions where tools and concepts will be introduced and then rehearsed in small workshop groups to make it immediately applicable to your learning needs. As such it will be very interactive and offer a lot of feedback you can use. Find the preliminary programme here.
The scanFOAM team believes strongly in #FOAMed and the power of social in learning, so we aim to get everybody connected on social media before the course and hope you’ll wanna join us for dinner and drinks after the course before you head on home.
We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!
/the scanFOAM team