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The ART of Connecting

Overcoming boredom and engage any audience

Information doesn’t sell itself. That is the presenter’s job. Success in delivering a scientific presentation can be measured by how well the audience accepts, retains, and takes action on the information presented. Unfortunately, far too much content in many presentations goes nowhere because the presenter, though skilled at doing science, may not be as skilled at selling ideas from the presentation stage. What is needed is a new paradigm for technical presentations—one based on the best available science about how to connect with an audience and create engagement.

Key Takeaways from this Webinar:
  • What is my specific purpose? What do I want my listeners to think, do, or feel differently when I am done with my presentation?
  • You must engage with your audience on an emotional level.
  • People assess warmth before confidence. 


“Your information and research goes nowhere if you don’t meet the needs of your audience.” - David P. Otey

David P. Otey ~ Professional Technical Speaker & Coach

David P. Otey shares what he has learned on his journey with scientists and technical experts so they can connect and engage with their audiences effectively. As a TEDx speaker and coach , he has studied under world-champion speakers and is a Certified World Class Speaking Coach .


This webinar was sponsored by The Kavli Foundation and The American Chemical Society.

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