“Vital Interpersonal Communication Skills” - Workshop Registration
To communicate effectively, speakers must connect with their audiences and that interpersonal rapport facilitates the better assimilation of their content. But scientists often struggle to reach non-scientific audiences because they focus more on the information about which they’re speaking instead of the people they’re speaking with. This workshop at the 2021 Aquatic Sciences Virtual Meeting will share best practices for interpersonal communications by combining lecture with informal exercises allowing participants to engage experientially.
Facilitator Biography: BRIAN PALERMO is an engaging actor with an impressive resume. Since 2010, Palermo has led workshops using the techniques of improvisational theatre to teach effective communications skills to professionals throughout the scientific landscape. In addition to ASLO, he has facilitated similar workshops for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USC Keck School of Medicine, National Park Service, Google (The Google School for Leaders), YouTube, Twitter and many others. The workshop will build on the success of previous workshops by Palermo (at OSM and ASLO meetings from 2012 - 2020) organized by Jonathan Sharp (U. Delaware) and Adrienne Sponberg (ASLO).
The workshop will be held June 22, 2021 at 1430-1600 UTC. The workshop is free and is open to all attending the meeting, but participants must register. It will be a virtual hands-on workshop, using Zoom with interaction between Palermo and participants. Financial support for this workshop has been received from the Ocean Sciences Division of NSF.
Please contact Brittany Schieler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.