Presentation Skills for Brainiacs

Webinar: Presentation Skills for Brainiacs

On 23 September 2021, the IWGSC, in collaboration with the Women and Genomics network, organized a webinar on how to present to people who have no idea what you are talking about.

Organized in collaboration with

Women in GenomicsEversole AssociatesPhytobiomes AllianceWomen in the Enterprise Of Science & Technology (WEST)


Laura Foley, Presentation Strategist at Laura M. Foley Design

Laura creates presentations that drive business results and close sales. She develops and designs presentations, conducts presentation and webinar audits, and provides skills training to transform people into confident communicators. She’s helped clients at MIT, EMC, VMware, General Dynamics, Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, and Harvard Business School to Cheat Death by PowerPoint. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Laura has over 25 years’ experience in presentation design, marketing, and copywriting. Laura loves science, technology, and helping fellow nerds to communicate their great ideas! She lives in Central Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.


When was the last time you successfully explained what you do to someone unfamiliar with your work? For some, it’s a struggle. Explaining yourself and your work in a way that’s clear, compelling, and relatable can be hard! When you’re speaking to clients, upper management, people in government, the general public, etc., it’s a problem if they can’t understand what you’re saying and don’t know what they’re supposed to do after your presentation. How can you simplify complex ideas without talking down to your audience? And how can you influence people to respond to your presentations the way you want them to?

Presentation Skills for Brainiacs gives you the tools you need to develop easy-to-understand presentations that inform, inspire, and impel audiences! In this interactive session, you’ll learn how to simplify complex information, address the needs of your audience, and design clear, compelling slides. You’ll see examples of before-and-after slide makeovers that put these lessons into practice and get tips on presentation design and delivery.

Stop struggling and start connecting with your audiences!

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.


Modification date: 01 September 2023 | Publication date: 09 September 2021 | By: ic