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Preparing an effective scientific presentation

If you want a long, successful career as a scientist, you need to know how to effectively communicate your science. A scientific presentation is a great way to get exposure, because while you are speaking, you and your science are the centre of attention.

Most people will only remember about 10% of a presentation, and a boring presentation or slides filled with distractions will mean they remember even less. Therefore, putting the right information in your presentation, in the right order, is a critical element to delivering an impactful presentation that leaves the audience engaging with you and your science.

Sativus Bootcamps will rapidly increase your knowledge and skills through individualised learning and understanding of the skills needed to prepare and deliver an effective scientific presentation.

This Sativus Bootcamp will cover:

  • The realities of scientific presentations
  • Engaging humans with information
  • Identifying your key science messages
  • Drafting your ‘story’ (what you want to say, in the order you would say it)
  • Mapping and drafting a scientific presentation
  • Slide design using colour, content, visuals and lines
  • Preparing for questions after your presentation
  • Factors that influence the impact of your presentation (e.g. length and timing)


  • Individual one-on-one session with the course facilitator
  • Access to the Sativus GEMS online Bootcamp course
  • An intensive 4 hour interactive virtual session
  • Feedback on your presentation
  • Helpful take-away resources

Places in each Bootcamp are limited.

Facilitated by

Kylie Hewson - Sativus

Dr. Kylie Hewson has 15 years experience working as a scientist, science manager, communicator and advocate. She is passionate about helping scientists build the skills they need to manage successful projects and make their science and ideas more accessible. She also helps science managers with their important role of delivering quality outcomes to investors, end-users and other stakeholders. Kylie has extensive experience preparing proposals to fund her own research, and reviewing proposals to provide recommendations on investment in several sectors. She has won national and international awards for her science and its communication and leads several initiatives to help other scientists.

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