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Presentation Skills Workshop

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

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Spinnaker B room at the Adina Apartment Hotel, Darling Harbour.

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AEGC2018 conference presentation skills workshop

Find your Voice - Present with Confidence

Nothing is more important in a presentation than what YOU have to say so; what if breaking some conventions meant your audience actually listened?

What if a willingness to try something new was the key to improving your delivery?

In this get up and do it workshop hovering somewhere between Acting Class, Stand Up and Therapy – Be prepared to justify why you think what you’re doing presently in presentation works!

Using empathy based methods, this workshop asks you to resist emulating the style of others and generate new ideas around creating impact.

As an audience, we don’t perhaps discuss the machinations of what it is to be presented to.

  • What is our experience?
  • Why do we recall some things and not others?
  • How does it feel to be presented to – By You?

Part one of this live demonstration format includes discussion focussing on presentation creation and preparation as well opportunities for participants to deliver an ‘Elevator Pitch’ more effectively.

The second half of the session will see small groups working together on a group presentation challenge to be delivered and adjudicated.

With an emphasis on confidence and team building, this workshop offers an opportunity for collective learning and vibrant discussion while reinforcing the importance of strong professional and personal messaging.

What might it take for you to be “Perfectly Presentable”?

Register for this workshop at TAS

Date: Sunday 18th February 2018

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Spinnaker B room at the Adina Apartment Hotel, Darling Harbour.

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included

New pricing

  • $225 (+GST) pp for members of the ASEG, AIG or PESA Young Professionals networks
  • $375 (+GST) pp for ASEG, PESA and AIG members
  • $475 (+GST) pp for non-members


Facilitator biography

This workshop will be facilitated by London-based Doug Knight.

London based Doug Knight is a creative, high-energy presenter, trainer and coach.

As a Public Speaking and Presentation consultant, Doug has inspired clients studying and working across a multitude of sectors including Britain’s Oil and Gas industry.

A trained actor Doug, travelled to the UK from Australia soon after graduating.  10 years in West End theatres was followed by aviation public relations notably helping launch the world’s first A380 Super Jumbo.

From popular and targeted presentation workshops for large corporations to pitch clinics for startups within London's tech. community, Doug’s approach identifies and capitalizes on an individual’s existing abilities.

A heightened awareness of presentation potential is the rewarding benefit for clients, but the rapport Doug develops with groups and individuals is his personal and most important measure of success.

Find out more about Doug by visiting his Website.

"This workshop is being organised by the Young Professionals special interest group of the ASEG as part of a wider effort to improve early career training opportunities. Geoscientists from all society affiliations and experience levels are welcome to attend.

I've been working with Doug to adapt the latter part of the workshop to geoscience presentation challenges with a focus on conference oral or poster formats and including typical geoscientific content. However, if group presentation therapy is not your thing, feel free to contact Doug directly via his website for in-house or 1-on-1 training.

I know it will be a fun day and I look forward to welcoming you to the premiere offering of this workshop in Australia." Dr Jarrod Dunne