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Communicating with Impact for Researchers

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The University of Surrey ESRC IAA team and Skillfluence, are holding a Festival of Public Engagement in May 2021, and as part of this you are invited to join our FREE 'Communicating with Impact for Researchers' course.

Communicating with Impact

12th May, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Proven communication techniques that help researchers inspire, influence and achieve big impact. This fast-paced, interactive and applied masterclass helps researchers ‘connect the dots’ between effective communications, successful funding applications, societal impact and career success. Researchers learn impactful communication tools and techniques used in academia, business and the dramatic arts. The tools and skills they learn will help participants create compelling and persuasive research proposals and funding applications, deliver engaging presentations, have productive conversations with industry partners and investors and effectively engage with a wide range of community stakeholders.

• Using the power of numbers to create excitement

• How to adjust your language for maximum impact

• The power of metaphors to explain complex ideas

• Benefits vs features (their roles and when to use)

• Techniques for bringing abstract ideas to life

About the Trainer

Zach Sorrells has been working in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship for over 15 years. He’s an experienced trainer, facilitator, coach and entrepreneur and believes in a disciplined, structured and systems-based approach to innovation and business growth. He has applied, or taught, this approach in a variety of roles with individuals, companies and organizations ranging from multi-nationals, SMEs, economic development agencies, universities, SMEs, angel investors, startups and high school students.

If you have any questions please email Julia Warsap. ESRC IAA Officer: j.warsap@surrey.ac.uk.

These courses are being funded by the ESRC IAA and places are limited. if you are successful in gaining a place it is expected that you will attend. Please register your interest via Eventbrite and we will be in touch to confirm your place and provide Zoom joining details.

To find out more about the Surrey ESRC IAA, visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

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