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Richmond Building, Boardroom 1.15

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Portsmouth

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We look forward to seeing you at the event! We don't issue tickets, so just turn up and sign in. This event is being delivered by an external organisation and each attendee place costs £200 to deliver and facilitate. Whilst this cost is covered by the University, as part of the Research and Innovation Development Programme, we request that those booking a place ensure they are able to attend for the full day. Our events always have large waiting lists and priority must go to those who can fully commit their time to the day. If you find you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket via eventbrite. Please cancel at least three working days before the event is due to take place. This enables us to reallocate places.
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For all University of Portsmouth Research and Academic Staff

About this Event

Summary of Session

As their careers develop, academics have to speak to an ever-wider range of audiences, from university committees to members of the public to commercial partners. The variety can be deeply satisfying, but it also poses challenges.

You have to adapt your communication style to very different contexts, but how is that possible while remaining true to yourself? It’s vital to stay calm and appear confident, but what happens when the audience is unfamiliar or combative? How do you make an impact and ensure that your message is heard, whatever the occasion?

This highly practical session, run by VOX Coaching, will introduce you to techniques to help you perform powerfully, memorably and authentically whenever and wherever you are in the spotlight.

After the session, you’ll be able to get access to a course summary, follow-up material and the VOX Academy – an online repository of written guidance, lively videos and other resources to help you extend your learning and take your communication skills to the next level.

Target Audience

The course is suitable for academic researchers at any stage of their career

The session will support skills development in:

  • Confident public speaking
  • Conveying ideas with clarity and impact
  • Talking to varied audiences, with differing backgrounds or levels of expertise
  • Doing justice to your content
  • Finding your natural communication style
  • Speaking accessibly about complex material

Links to Researcher Development Framework

Domain D - Engagement, Influence and Impact, D2 - Communication and Dissemination

Testimonial from a UoP member of staff who attended the previous training day:

'In the Spotlight training session was an incredibly valuable experience. It enabled me to reflect on the way I introduce myself and how I am received by my colleagues. Taking a day to reflect and "fine tune" your communication skills is important not just for senior staff, but for all staff to enable clear and effective communication. The training session was not only informative, but good fun and an opportunity to network and meet colleagues from around the university. I highly recommend this training session.’

Please note:

This event is being delivered by an external organisation and each attendee place costs £200 to deliver and facilitate. Whilst this cost is covered by the University, as part of the Research and Innovation Development Programme, we request that those booking a place ensure they are able to attend for the full day. Our events always have large waiting lists and priority must go to those who can fully commit their time to the day.

Training provided by:

VOX Coaching is a communication-skills training company with a loyal clientele in the higher education, business, government and health sectors. Its coaches have worked with some 30 Universities, including Bristol, Edinburgh, Imperial, Manchester and UCL, as well as with leading international business schools. They have coached vice-chancellors, CEOs, speakers at the World Economic Forum, judges and MPs up to Cabinet Level. VOX coaches are experts in helping people to communicate in their own style - but with more skill and a dash of inspiration.

Date: 13 February 2020 | Thursday

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Graduate School, Room 4.09, St Andrew's court Main Block, St Michael's Road, PO1 2JH

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Richmond Building, Boardroom 1.15

Portland Street

Portsmouth

PO1 3DE

United Kingdom

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