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Speaking about Science with Scott Morgan


Scott Morgan, Public Speaking Coach and Author of Speaking About Science

In evaluations from past events, Duke participants say that this Scott Morgan workshop is one of the most useful they have attended! This interactive virtual seminar addresses the main issues of good scientific presentations. The core of the workshop is a step-by-step preparation process that will help you deliver a clear and engaging talk for a variety of audiences, including academic, industry, and government employers. Topics include:

  • Identifying the theme and focus,
  • How to create effective visual aids, and
  • How to begin and end a talk.
Scott Morgan

Speaker: Scott Morgan has been teaching leadership and communication skills for over 30 years. His clients include nearly all the institutes at the National Institutes of Health and dozens of universities: Harvard Medical School, UC Berkeley, UNC Chapel Hill, Cornell, Maryland, Ohio State, Duke, NC State, NYU, and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Corporate clients include GE Appliances, Mandiant Cybersecurity, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Infosys, International Paper, Merck, Celgene, Tanium, and Northrop Grumman. With 30 years of broadcast experience, Scott teaches media and communication strategy to many think tanks and research organizations around the globe with clients from Central Asia, Japan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and South Africa. He is a Senior Mentor at the Leadership Academy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and holds a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University. He authored the book ‘Speaking about Science’, published by Cambridge University Press.

This event is part of the Academic Job Search Series and the Careers Beyond Academia series sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


Communication, Core Competencies, Professional Adaptability, Professional Development