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Distilling Your Message: Brief and Compelling Interactions with the People You Need to Talk to is a Course

Distilling Your Message: Brief and Compelling Interactions with the People You Need to Talk to

Ended Mar 21, 2024
2 credits

Full course description

Term: Spring 2024

Date: March 21st, 2024

Time: 12:30pm - 2:20pm

Location: Online Only

Instructor: Carrie Kroehler & Sarah Yorke

Presented By: Center for Communicating Science & Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

 

Description:

Effective teaching begins with effective communication. Public outreach requires shaping one’s message for new audiences. Effective collaboration occurs only when collaborators can find a common language. In this interactive and experiential learning-based workshop facilitated by faculty from Virginia Tech’s Center for Communicating Science, participants will build their communication skills through engaging in exercises to help them move from “information overload” to engaging, clear, and simple communication. We will introduce the 5 w’s of clear communication and learn how to overcome the curse of knowledge. Participants will translate their research findings or other complex information into messages that inspire curiosity and engagement.

For this interactive Zoom workshop, please plan to have your cameras on and to be in a location where you feel comfortable speaking and moving.