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Authentic public speaking for patient and public involvement (PPI) contributors

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Dr Rob Grieve, Training and Capacity Building Theme Co-Lead at NIHR ARC West

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Communication is vital to effective public involvement in research, for both researchers and public contributors.
The NIHR’s public involvement standards identify communication as one of six areas key to improving the quality and consistency of public involvement in research.
Public speaking is an important part of effective communication. However, it is an activity that many people find challenging.

This 90-minute short course aims to:
Identify the issues and fears associated with oral presentations and public speaking
Review the authentic approach and strategies that may help manage a fear of public speaking
Explore the importance of non-verbal techniques
Offer effective practice ideas
Review the benefits of public speaking as a transferrable life skill
This interactive course will be hosted on Zoom. There will be a short introduction by Dr Andy Gibson, Associate Professor of patient and public involvement at NIHR ARC West.

This course is based on the book Stand Up and Be Heard: Taking the Fear Out of Public Speaking at University (Grieve, 2019).

To apply for a place on this course, please complete an online application. Applications will close on Monday 13 November and you will be informed whether you have received a place by Wednesday 15 November 2023.

Start date & time

29/11/2023, 10:30 am

End date & time

29/11/2023, 12:00 pm


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