#ANU3MT2018: Persuasive and strategic communication skills

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This workshop is designed to introduce the latest research into effective persuasive and strategic communication to for the 3 Minute Thesis competition. Using interpersonal, written, and public communication examples, we work with you to discover how to frame and craft messages to best suit your audiences and goals. This workshop uses improvisation techniques developed in the theatre - as well as those developed in collaboration with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University - to help those who need to communicate become more spontaneous, direct, personal and responsive.

By the end of this workshop you will:


  • Know how to connect communicators and audiences, including professional colleagues, students, and public audiences
  • Learn and practice effective persuasive and strategic communication techniques
  • Learn dramatic techniques to enhance your presentation skills


This workshop will be presented by research communications specialist Dr Will Grant.

100% of participants survyed in 2017 recommend this presentation to their peers. Participants said:

"I think it's a good workshop to try to overcome the fear of speaking in a friendly environment."

"My take away when, why and how to communicate more powerfully. I am going to give these skills a go more often in my work. Thanks a lot :)"

Strictly limited places.

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If you have any questions, please contact the ANU Research Skills and Training team on researchtraining@anu.edu.au

By registering for this event, you are committing to attendance. There is a $50.00 penalty payment for non-attendance! This event is very popular; if you cannot make the event, please CANCEL you registration in Eventbrite.

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