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This week on the show, thinking about how presenting skills are important in graduate school as in the context of your job search, I reached out to a friend – Andrew Churchill – to come share some of his expertise on how to unlock your presenting skills.
Andrew Churchill began focusing his work on helping academics present better in 2014. He has now run workshops for thousands of grad students, worked with close to 100 professors and over 50 academic based start-ups.
Andrew employs an organic approach focused on helping people hone their content, create a strategic trajectory, design effective visuals, and develop a dynamic presence to identify the most important aspects of their message, figure out how to create a story that will connect with their audience, and deliver it with a credibility-inspiring clarity.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- Andrew’s career journey
- Being a good speaker is not a gift – it’s a trainable skill
- No one likes to be lectured to
- The importance of bringing yourself to the moment when telling a research story
- How to tell a story based on a journal article
- Story wrapping vs story insertion
- The “So What?” method of building a story thread towards your research data
- How your presenting skills translate into the job search process
Thank you, Andrew!
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