Public Engagement Masterclass: Training Academics How to Plan, Pitch & Write Stories for a Non-Academic Audience


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Presenter:  Liz Minchin, Senior Editor at The Conversation

Date: May 24, 2016

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Contact person:  Pawinee Yuhun
T: pawinee.yuhun@cdu.edu.au
E: 08 8946 7465

Location:  Building Yellow 1.2.48 (Savanna room)

Target audience:  Attendance by invitation only

About the workshop: This workshop provides tailored training in planning, pitching and writing stories for non-academic audiences; improving communication skills; and an introduction to a range of tools to better measure the impact of your public engagement. The session is limited to a small group of participants to give everyone the opportunity to receive personalised feedback. Participants will leave with practical tips and skills to apply in the future, including how to put your audience first; how to get better at strategically identifying a target audience, such as politicians, other potential new funders, or the general public; and how to get better at adapting your language and story to your target audience.

Training prep: This is a full day workshop and each participant will need to be prepared to do some preparatory reading & draft a story pitch before coming along (about an hour's preparation).

Please email your interest to participate to pawinee.yuhun@cdu.edu.au  by COB Thursday 5th May 2016.