Workshop-seminar 2017: how to give a popular science talk
On May 19-20 (Friday-Saturday), 2017, eighth PhD Workshop-seminar took place: how to give a popular science talk.
The two-day event was held in a rustic place at Vaibla.
The language will be of your choice: either Estonian or English.
In 2017 we head to a new development: to grab along the absolute to of high school students, who have attended the top level science contests in Estonia. Thus, dear PhD student -- your talk should be comprehendable to a high school student also. Use this unique opportunity to sell you science to the high school level top minds!
The time limit for presentations is 10-15 min (depending on the number of talks). + 5 min discussion thereafter.
To give a good talk, keep in mind a few simple tricks:
1. Try to avoid specific scientific terms. It is not necessarily obvious, what is too specific and what is not. Feel your audience to make a best guess.
2. At the very beginning, try to link you topic with something what touches everyone (or most) in the audience. E.g. the link above -- cancer is something that concerns very many of us at old age. Be apocalyptic, if feasible.
3. If you loose the attention of the audience at some point, worst, at the beginning of your talk, it is very, very difficult to win them back. (Though, possible)
Ranking list from 2017:
What I need is:
In addition: Talks will be evaluated by 3 criteria:
just let me know!