What is a Presentation Boot Camp?

In an effort to help Florida’s ocean scientists communicate and present scientific concepts and research findings more effectively to both scientific and non-scientific/non-technical audiences, COSEE Florida sponsors three Presentation Boot Camps (PBCs) each year at regional locations throughout the state. Ocean scientists, including junior and senior researchers, college and university faculty, post-docs, and graduate

Boot Camp (PBC) Workshop Benefits:

During the intensive two-day workshop, you’ll receive training in planning and preparing presentations that communicate messages more clearly and effectively and have a lasting impact on the audience. You’ll also receive training in the use and application of a protocol for evaluating the effectiveness of scientific presentations.

Topics include:

  • knowing and identifying the needs of the audience
  • highlighting big ideas and take-home messages
  • decoding complex concepts with diagrams
  • displaying data in meaningful ways

Cost (Free):

There is no charge for the PBC, but attendees are expected to cover the cost of transportation and lodging. Attendance at both days of the workshop is required.