Our 15-minute podcast for researchers, produced in partnership with Vitae, explores this (and more) and offers up some expert insight. Listen to it below and read on for our top tips.
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to communicating your research to the public, particularly when presenting under time constraints.
We are proud to sponsor Vitae’s, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition that challenges researchers to explain the real-world relevance of their work – in only 3 minutes. They must be clear, accessible and -importantly – engaging.
3MT’s previous winner, Vinaya Srirangam Nadhamuni, highlights 7 key points to consider when communicating research to the public.
1. Stay focused
Decide on your key points in advance. These should help illustrate the project without over-complicating things.
2. Create a story
The key points you lift from your research often create a story. Answering the above questions will form a story around your project. This will form the skeletal framework for your talk.
You can then add any new facts to this framework, clearly highlighting their connection to the main points. This will allow the audience to follow you easily.
3. Less is more
Try to limit the number of new ideas being presented to an audience, so that their attention is not pulled in many different directions.