Designed to meet the challenges of PowerPoint decks communicating complex scientific information

Communication Partners offers a customized training program, PowerPoint for Scientists.™  This training progam is designed to help scientists meet the tough challenges in building effective PowerPoint decks to communciate their research findings and insights to both peers and the general public.

Scientists need to present their research findings at large scale conferences, at small group settings to fellow scientists, and, at times, to non-technical business people such as corporate funders and venture capitalists. PowerPoint is the medium of choice.

Typically, these presentations need to accomplish two ostensibly conflicting tasks. On the one hand, they need to convey the complexity, depth, and significance of the research work, without engaging in superficial summaries. On the other hand, the PowerPoint presentation needs to be easily and quickly understood, both for experts in the field as well as sophsiticated non-experts..

Conveying complexity clearly

PowerPoint for Scientists™ gives reasearchers and scientists the tools to balance the need for conveying the depth, complexity, and significance of research -- yet doing so clearly and concisely.

Our program can helps scientists produce PowerPoint presentations that are:

  • Well-structured, with a clear logic that  mulitple audiences(including non-scientific laypeople) will understand, even as slides address complex science content
  • Easy to use in a stand-up presentation, projected on a screen
  • Easy for a reader to understand as a stand-alone document, particularly if emailed or read by someone who hasn’t attended the presentation

To achieve these goals, we provide a memorable methodology that shows authors how to create a communication strategy, organize content, and design individual slides that capture the science content with precision and clarity.

In addition, PowerPoint for Scientists™ focuses on best practices in designing individual slides and their components — tables, graphs, diagrams, figures, and bullet points.

We customize PowerPoint for Scientists™ with your scientific content and presentations, often showing dramatic before-and-after examples.  Our seminar then gives participants the opportunity to re-work their presentations on the spot for instant improvement. As a result, the training becomes immediately relevant and applicable.

Bottom line?

Scientists who have attended our training and employed our principles say that their presentations not only communicate more effectively, but are also faster to write . . . and faster for teams to write collaboratively using the structured method we teach. 

Contact us today to learn how PowerPoint for Scientists™ can help you..


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