The Rhetoric Workshops aim to enhance the PhD student’s public speaking skills with intensive one-day training. The rhetoric coach Elaine Eksvärd was invited to this workshop to give practical tools and customized training for each student. Here you will find the introduction, the useful tips, and the final presentations from students after practice.
IndTech graduate school organized the Rhetoric workshop for Ph.D. students to enhance their presentation skills on 13th May 2022, Eskilstuna campus. Elaine Eksvärd, the experienced communication consultant, was invited to coach the young researchers for the whole day.
Episode 1: Goals and students expectations
The common challenge most researchers face is how to make the academic presentation engaging. She used presentation examples on different occasions to help them understand the importance of clarity, engagement, and fun.
Episode 2: The tools
Elaine provided powerful tools to facilitate the students to break the routine by building the first impression from self-introduction. Each student got individual training regarding the details such as the voice, the gesture, eye contact, etc.
Episode 3: The presentations
The workshop aimed to support their 5 minutes pitch at the upcoming IndTech graduate school conference, where they will present themselves and research topics for more than 50 participants.