In this day and age, you have to do more than conduct incredible research, you have to be able to communicate it. This interactive workshop will show you how to take complex ideas and organize them into an accessible format so anyone can engage with your work, no matter their background. Come learn how to distill your research into a clear and engaging message. Bri McWhorter will lead a workshop on communicating your research to a general audience. Designed for non-actors, participants will learn the techniques actors use to craft dynamic and compelling presentations. This workshop will be open to the Pitzer community but is especially geared towards students who are conducting research and will be presenting their senior thesis at the Academic Festival, academic conferences, and other venues.
Speaker Bio: Bri McWhorter is the Founder and CEO of Activate to Captivate, where she teaches communication techniques from an actor’s point of view. She specializes in public speaking, scientific communications, interview skills, and interpersonal communications. She has taught workshops at Fortune 500 companies, privately coached CEOs at nonprofits, and led certificate programs at top universities. She is the creator of W.A.V.E.®, a program where she teaches speakers how to overcome nerves, use body language, and rely on their voice to tell an engaging story. She has coached speakers for academic symposiums at various institutions including the UC Office of the President, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Barbara. She has an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, and a BA in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.