Scientifically Speaking 2020 - Belfast

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Scientifically Speaking is back! FREE communications training for researchers by leading expert and skills coach, Malcolm Love.

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Scientifically Speaking will help you communicate your research and other topics that matter to you with more impact and effect.

Inspired by the FameLab model (, the workshop will help you to:

  • Present with more confidence
  • Develop more powerful body language
  • Create impactful material
  • Engage effectively with the public
  • Enhance your communication with the art and skill of story-tellers
  • Learn top tips from great communicators

Three half-day communication skills workshops will be held both virtually and, when possible, face-to-face across the island of Ireland during October and November 2020 – Belfast, Dublin and Dundalk. Each workshop will be delivered by leading communication expert and skills coach, Malcolm Love, alongside FameLab alumni from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Scientifically Speaking - BELFAST

Eligibility: Researchers from any discipline who are based in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Registrations from MSCA researchers are particularly encouraged.

The number of training places is limited and demand is high. Please therefore only register if you fully intend to participate.

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2020

Time: 10:00-15:00

Location: Virtual

Please note that this event was initially listed as a face-to-face event. However in line with new government guidelines we have decided it in the best interest of all participants to move this event to a virtual platform.

Please note that following registration, you will be sent more details on the workshop programme and virtual joining instructions.

About Scientifically Speaking

Scientifically Speaking is part of START, a European Researchers' Night project led by Trinity College Dublin and funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 955428.

Scientifically Speaking (START) is a partnership with British Council Ireland alongside Dundalk Institute of Technology and Ulster University.

About Malcolm Love

Malcolm is a freelance film-maker, radio producer, public communications trainer and coach. He has worked for the BBC as a producer (and occasional presenter) in London, Cardiff and Bristol where he became senior producer for features and documentaries. Since going freelance in 1997, Malcolm has made many more programmes for the BBC and other outlets. This experience has enabled him to work with many well-known contributors including: John Cleese, Midge Ure, Anita Roddick, Alexei Sayle, Claire Rayner, Jeremy Hardy, Ian Hislop, Amy Tan, Armistead Maupin and Isabel Allende.

Malcolm is an Associate Lecturer for the MSc in Science Communication at the University of West of England, Bristol (UWE). He also taught science communication for 13 years at Birkbeck College, London. He was lead trainer for ‘FameLab’ and ‘FameLab International’ for twelve years and continues to run FameLab master classes and other public communications programmes all over the world.

About FameLab Ireland

FameLab is one of the world's leading science communication competitions founded by Cheltenham Science Festival and managed internationally by the British Council. It is designed to inspire, motivate and develop scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders. FameLab Ireland is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited.

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