Lunch and Learn: When does the curtain go up? Webinar

14 October, 2016 | 13:00 - 14:00

A survival guide to making a presentation to an audience.
A survival guide to making a presentation to an audience.

About this event

If you are anxious about having to make a presentation, then this webinar suggests some techniques for both preparing a presentation and a survival guide to delivering it to an audience. It includes hints and tips on clarity of message, getting over nerves, and getting the balance right.

Speaker

Dr Martin Borthwick BEng PhD CEng MICE - Plymouth University

Martin Borthwick

Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering in Plymouth University. He spent his early career in the design and delivery of river and coastal engineering schemes for the National Rivers Authority before joining the University where he has taught and conducted research in engineering hydrology for over 20 years. He was Associate Head between 2012 and 2015 with responsibility for the civil and mechanical engineering disciplines.

Since becoming Chartered in 2006, he has been actively involved with ICE SW. He was a member of the founding group for the ICE Plymouth City Club in 2007, and its chair between 2010 and 2014. He is a current member of the ICE SW Regional Committee, and is the past Chair.

Martin is a keen advocate of the engineering profession to aspiring engineers. He has been awarded grants from the Royal Academy of Engineering HE STEM fund for research and development work to increase the uptake of industrial placements. Since 2009 he has been involved in the annual delivery of an EDT "Headstart" course for 6th form students interested in engineering. He is currently working in collaboration with the ICE SW on developing and promoting a programme of engineering-focussed activities for Tomorrow's Engineers Week.

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