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February 14, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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UIDP Webinar: Tell an Epic Research Story

February 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Start in the middle to be remembered in the end. The narrative structure used by epic stories is key to hooking attention that sparks research collaboration.

Researchers like you uncover fascinating information about the natural and built worlds. To turn your new understandings into inventive technologies, you need funding and a team of collaborators.

Innovation today needs you to connect with interdisciplinary teams, including people beyond your immediate peer groups. How do you hook and efficiently retain an audience’s attention when they are not accustomed to your shorthand terms of art and bespoke diagrams?

Structuring your presentations into a truly captivating story is key. Epic stories, those tales of legend, show a way to hook attention right away and weave a memorable journey of discovery that has audiences wanting to join in. This webinar will show you how to hack the traditional scientific paper’s narrative to build a talk that captures and retains attention. Talks that start excited conversations that could lead to productive collaboration. Now wouldn’t that be epic?

Participation is free. 

Register today!


Darcy J. Gentleman, Ph.D., principal of DJG Communications LLC, has over 15 years’ experience in presentations coaching and science communications. He has worked with over 100 speakers to deliver “TED”-style talks from institutions including Arizona State University, George Washington University, the National Academy of Sciences, the Smithsonian Institution, and SpaceX, and has delivered several science communications workshops. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in analytical chemistry from Arizona State University (2003, 2001) and an Hon. B.Sc. in planetary science and also chemistry from the University of Toronto (1999).


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