Essential Science Skills

Science Communications - Verbal and Visual - 23, 24 February 2022

Science Communications - Verbal and Visual - 23, 24 February 2022

The only way you can truly advocate for your science is to effectively communicate it to those who need to hear about it. This is the difference between successful, impactful science and information that is lost and never used. Verbally communicating your ideas, research, or outcomes is different to how you would write those same things, and visualisations of concepts and data can significantly enhance the impact of your science. This Workshop will provide you with skills in the verbal presentation of your science, and development of visualisations to support communications and amplification of science impact. ​

What is a Sativus Workshop?

These Workshops are tailored sessions for large groups of people (> 7) to provide a high-level overview of key aspects of the Sativus GEMS professional development program. They are held over 2 half-day sessions and include interactive components to enhance the learning experience.

When is a Sativus Workshop useful?

A Sativus Workshop is useful when needing to rapidly improve a skillset in a short period of time. This Workshop is ideal for anyone working in project management, research management or science communication role that needs to verbally communicate any aspect of their science and/or produce basic visualisations.

What value can Sativus Workshops add?

This Sativus Workshop will rapidly increase your knowledge and skills through expert instruction and team-based learning using your own science as the basis for activities. You will build skills needed to successfully talk about, visualise and communicate, your science.

This Sativus Workshop will cover:

  • The importance of science communication
  • The who, what and how of verbal science communication
  • Creating key messages for your science
  • Preparing and delivering a scientific presentation
  • Concept and data visualisation basics
  • How the human brain receives and processes information
  • Networking


  • Two interactive, 4-hour sessions
  • Supplemented discussions and activities in smaller groups to personalise the learning experience
  • Verbal and visualisation development resource
  • Discounted access to the Sativus GEMS online courses.


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