Advancing Your Scientific Presentations

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For researchers in the natural sciences who want to improve the quality of their peer-to-peer scientific presentations with both virtual and face-to-face audiences

Subscriptions available to institutions, departments and labs

Key features

4-module course with a course certificate

10 experts in scientific presentations including researchers and professionals such as the Editor in Chief of Nature who excel at presenting their work, renowned presentation designers & trainers and experts in narrative tools 

7-8 hours of learning

15-minute lessons

English language subtitles and transcripts


Identify techniques that can help to overcome the challenges that researchers commonly experience when delivering oral presentations

Learn how to build compelling research stories to use as the foundation for your presentations 

Learn how to create professional slide decks that effectively communicate research findings to your audience

Learn how to apply strategies to help you deliver your presentation effectively on the day, in both virtual and face-to-face environments

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Insight from expert academics and professionals

This course benefits from the insights from experts with a wide range of experience, including:

  • Delivering compelling presentations to audiences of scientific peers
  • Using narrative techniques when communicating research
  • Designing slide decks to support and enhance presentations
  • Training researchers how to deliver scientific presentations in a clear and engaging manner

The expert panel developed and refined the course. This panel contains:

  • Michael Alley | Teaching Professor, Pennsylvania State University
  • Shohini Ghose | Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Nolan Haims | Principal, Nolan Haims Creative
  • Magdalena Skipper | Editor in Chief, Nature and Chief Editorial Advisor, Nature Portfolio
  • Michael White | Senior Editor, Nature

The course also has additional insights through interviews from:

  • Beatrice Chiew | Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Michael Dahlstrom | Director, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University
  • Jean-luc Doumont | Founding Partner, Principiæ
  • Richard Goring | Director, Bright Carbon
  • Samuel Ramsey | Entomologist, USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory

Accessible dip in and out format

The course’s four modules contain bite-size lessons and provide an accessible, dip in and out format for busy researchers. 

Researchers can track their progress through the course and fit the lessons around their work.


Laboratory subscription

  • Up to 15 researchers
  • 12 months’ access
  • Usage reports showing researcher uptake

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Departmental subscription

  • Up to 50 researchers
  • 12 months’ access
  • Usage reports showing researcher uptake
  • Promotional resources

Price: Request a quote

Institutional subscription

  • Institution-wide access
  • 12 months’ access
  • Usage reports showing researcher uptake
  • Launch presentation
  • Promotional resources

Price: Request a quote

Subscribe to support institutional objectives...

Increase the visibility of the researchers at your institution by ensuring they deliver convincing and memorable presentations

Enhance the reputation of your institution by ensuring that the research outcomes are disseminated effectively

Support the professional and career development of your researchers while saving staff time on mentoring and training in presentation skills

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