Developing a Great Soundbite Talk

Friday, March 26, 2021
9-11 a.m.

Online Training

A woman talking to another women with excitement
URI doctoral candidate Alexa Sterling and Heather McNair, a post-doctoral scholar, at the Soundbites workshop in 2019. Image by Shaun Kirby/RI NSF EPSCoR

Do you have the skills to sum up your research in a two-minute talk?

Metcalf Institute offered a workshop to help participants learn techniques for creating a compelling–and brief!–presentation. Participants practiced their talks and got feedback at the workshop facilitated by Dr. Sunshine Menezes, clinical associate professor of environmental communication in URI’s Department of Natural Resources Science and Metcalf Institute executive director.

The workshop was open to Rhode Island Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment Innovation & Modeling (RI C-AIM) participants, with priority given to those giving Soundbite talks at the RI C-AIM Symposium on April 28, 2021.

In preparation for the workshop, participants developed three important points to convey about their research. 

Note: The Soundbite training qualifies as an elective for a Career Development Program Certificate.

Space was limited. 

Return to Career Development Program page.

This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement #OIA-1655221. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.