TED speaker Melissa Marshall: Present Your Science workshop
Feb 12, 2020
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Popular TED Speaker and science communications expert Melissa Marshall will deliver this half-day workshop.
Melissa's engaging presentation covers the full gamut: content strategy, slide design, and presentation delivery. With a dynamic combination of lecture, discussion, video analysis, and exercises, this workshop will truly transform how you present your work.
About Melissa Marshall
Melissa Marshall is on a mission: to transform how scientists present their work. That’s because she believes that even the best science is destined to remain undiscovered unless it’s presented in a clear and compelling way that sparks innovation and drives adoption. For almost a decade, she’s traveled around the world to work with Fortune 100 corporations, institutions and universities, teaching the proven strategies she’s mastered through her consulting work and during her time as a faculty member with the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State University.
Attendees at Melissa's workshops receive the practical skills and natural confidence they need to immediately shift their “information dump”-style presentations into ones that are meaningful, engaging, and inspire people to take action.
For a sneak peek, check out her TED talk, “Talk Nerdy to Me.” It’s been watched by more than one million people (and counting).
Melissa will also offer the following programs:
- Pitch Your Research in 60 Seconds, Feb. 12, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
- Be Better than Bullets: Transforming Slide Design (Graduate Student Session), Feb. 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Melissa's workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Public Health.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at