- New Microneedle Platform Technology
- 5th UK & Ireland FOAM/OpenFOAM User Day
- Science Apprentice
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- Ciara Giles Doran won a silver medal at SSRA16
- Fengzhou Fang
- Dr Peter Theobald will present research on novel material structures
- Image Guided Navigation in Airways - Monday 18th April, 1pm, room 204
- MME PhD takes pride of place in UCD's Women's GAA
- Traumatic Brain Injury seminar - Monday 7th March, room 204
- Industrial giant Bekaert launches University Technology Centre in UCD
- Engineers Journal to run series of articles from UCD
- 5th year student braves dragons on Hackathon winning team
- PhD student, Kevin Doherty, wins the IOM3 World Lecture Competition.
- UCD students win ESB Engineering Challenge…again!
- UCD getting ready for launch – MASER 13 rocket featured on SSW
- Presenting in the Dragon’s Den – Barry Brophy meets Bobby Kerr
- UCD to take lead on European Space Agency project
- Biomedical Engineering awarded EU funding for diabetes research.
Presenting in the Dragon’s Den – Barry Brophy meets Bobby Kerr
Monday, 22 August, 2016
Technical Communications lecturer Barry Brophy guested on Newstalk’s Down to Business to discuss the good and bad of pitch presentations with Bobby Kerr. The importance of designing an audience-centred, rather than a presenter-centred, communication was among the topics discussed.
Among the topics discussed were the use of stories in presentations, having simple clear images over slides full of text, turning the presentation into a conversation by interacting with your audience, and allowing your personality and sense of humour to shine through so long as it serves the presentation aims directly.
Ireland’s leading business show, Newstalk’s Down to Business, frequently does features on the transferable skills necessary to succeed in business. This ties in with the Technical Communication courses now being offered in UCD which tackle the challenge of presenting specialist knowledge to non-specialist audiences. These courses are open to students from across UCD. This mix of disciplines greatly benefits the discussions in-class and group assignments.
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