Data Storytelling (Virtual)
December 5th @ 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
Learn how to talk about your research findings through story.
In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the inside secrets of storytelling to use for data presentations. Storytelling is a powerful tool. Research has shown that when information is presented through stories, an audience is more likely to remember information and to be more persuaded by that information. Using stories is critical for sharing your scientific findings with granting agencies, policy makers, and the general public. Learn how to present your research findings and data through story.
By the end of the class, participants will have an understanding of how to turn their data into a story for presentations (primarily oral presentations); however, the key principles of storytelling shared during the workshop can be applied to written work as well.
True Storytelling for Scientists (Virtual)
offered in partnership with Capital Storytelling
December 7th @ 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
Science is full of compelling stories. However, as researchers, we often omit the more human side of things: how we came to love the questions we study and struggle to find the answers. Stories are what engage, compel, and foster creativity. They can convey the reasoning and the implications behind our studies sometimes better than our abstract explanations– and showing our humanity can free us to innovate, ask big questions, and discuss the ideas that really drive us. In this two hour workshop, Dr. Tamara Spence will give you an overview of the “why” of storytelling in science. You will then be guided through activities to support you in your own story construction and how to infuse it with components of good narrative. By the end of the session you will have a draft of a story that you can continue to hone and use within the scientific community to compel conference audiences or to use to engage the public in their understanding of science. The workshop is virtual via Zoom.