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How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials

  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
  • (PDT)
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • (PDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Ecology Headquarters, Lacey
  • 0


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Do you speak at conferences, public meetings, or other events where you need to convey a specific message? Have you ever felt like you didn’t quite hit the mark by the lackluster reactions of your audience members? Would you like to authentically engage people and help them to consider a different point of view?

This two-day class (Oct 3 & 18) features best practices for designing presentations and is especially geared towards scientists and professionals who work for local and state agencies.
In this class, you will learn how to:

  •  Transform the way you do PowerPoint;
  •  Use visuals in a way that has impact;
  •   Make your message memorable;
  •   Tell a compelling story;
  •   Create rapport with your audience;
  •   Present data in an accessible way;
  •   Drill down to your most important message.

The classes will be held two weeks apart. In between, you will develop a short presentation to present to the class on Day Two. This is an opportunity for you to immediately apply what you've learned and to receive positive coaching and feedback. (14 CM AICP Credits/ CEP Points)


Lunch is provided.


Cathy Angell coordinates the Coastal Training Program and has a long history of designing and delivering presentations, as well as coaching others.
She specializes in presentation skills for educators, scientists, and public officials. A former member of the National Speaker’s Association, she has presented at conferences, colleges, business organizations, and retreats. She recently received a communication award from NOAA named in her honor.

Nicole Faghin is a Coastal Management Specialist at Washington Sea Grant. She is a trained land use and environmental planner and lawyer specializing in waterfront planning issues. Nicole is a frequent lecturer for the Coastal Training Program and on the CTP Advisory Group. She has also taught courses at the UW Seattle Urban Planning Program, UW Tacoma Urban Studies Program, and has been a guest lecturer at the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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