I’m currently at the American Society for Theatre Research. Perhaps you are, too! Today, I’m participating in a roundtable and giving a workshop on public presentations for academic research. Much of what I will say will be disappointing because most of what I can say on this topic is fairly well known and even self-explanatory. I’m certainly no social media influencer. But, I’ve had some success sharing my ideas with colleagues accros different media and I’m happy to share what I know. Sometimes, reminders on the familiar may be helpful. If you’re following along at the conference, or simply interested, here are my notes for my talks today, along with a few preliminary resources that I’ve found helpful.
Plenary Rountable &
Workshop: Shop Talks: Presenting Work to an Engaged Audience
Sarah Bay-Cheng, York University
ASTR: November 8, 2019
Reminder: “Distillation & Delivery”
Public Presentation Types
- Public lectures
- TEDx Talks
- Social Media Campaigns: IGTV, Stories
- Defined Audience – Clear Objectives
- Key Ideas
- Structure & Rhythm
Anderson, Chris. 2016. TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
“Podcasting for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Getting Started.” 2014. Buffer Marketing Library (blog). June 18, 2014. https://buffer.com/library/podcasting-for-beginners.
TEDxEast – Nancy Duarte Uncovers Common Structure of Greatest Communicators 11/11/2010. December 10, 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nYFpuc2Umk&feature=youtu.be.
The 110 Techniques of Communication and Public Speaking | David JP Phillips | TEDxZagreb. February 1, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0pxo-dS9Hc.
“The Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts | WIRED.” August 27, 2017. https://www.wired.com/story/podcasts-beginners-guide/.