Course Goals

  • Understand delivery strategies on how to keep (or get back) audience engagement during a virtual presentation.
  • Recognize how to use body language and eye contact effectively in the virtual world (as compared to presenting in person).
  • Complete technical assessment of your virtual setting: background, camera frame, sound quality, lighting. Discuss recommended equipment and improvements.
  • Utilize powerful (but little known) Zoom technical tips and tricks for more seamless communication.

The Harvard Catalyst Writing and Communication Center introduces Present Your Science: Dynamic Virtual Delivery.

In today’s world of virtual presentations, the challenges for communicators trying to connect with stakeholders are bigger than ever. This 75-minute interactive session provides actionable insights to help professionals come across more confidently, more credibly, and more dynamically in the virtual environment. Participants will make immediate improvements to their virtual environments that positively impact how they come across as a communicator.

Meet the presenter

Melissa Marshall, Founder of Present Your Science

Session dates

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12:00-1:15pm ET


Open to all who are interested in communicating effectively with their audience virtually.

We believe that the research community is strengthened by understanding how a number of factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, national origin, language, disability, and age shape the environment in which we live and work, affect each of our personal identities, and impacts all areas of human health.


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