Updated: Nov 9
Atia Amin won the McGill 3 Minute Thesis competition.
She then won the Canadian Eastern Regionals,
The Canadian National Championships, &
The North American Championships.
This is the story of her talk, a section-by-section breakdown of why the talk was so effective, lessons to be learned from her talk, and an outline of the program that helped her develop it.
For anyone wanting to learn to give a talk about their research in a way that is clear, compelling, and concise, the lessons outlined here will start you on your path.
And for those wondering what it's like to go through this process with me, well, here's what Atia had to say about the experience:
"The first time I met him, I was utterly captivated. His enthusiasm, spontaneity, ideas, and, of course, his impeccable public speaking skills overwhelmed me. I realized I knew so little, and I had to improve a lot! Over the course of a year, Andy became my mentor, imparting his knowledge of public speaking to me. He guided me through every facet of the art, from mastering stage presence to harnessing body language modulating my voice and expression to engage with the audience effectively. He taught me all the details.
However, what I appreciate most about him is his incredible ability to inspire. He encouraged me so much during the 3MT competition. I vividly remember the night before the North American 3MT competition, I almost lost hope after meeting the other finalists at an event. Then, out of the blue, I received a notification. Andrew had just posted on LinkedIn, wishing me good luck, and many people joined in with their well-wishes. That moment lifted my spirits, and I decided to give it my all. I did, and I am immensely grateful that it paid off.
I owe a great deal of my success to Andy. Without his training and unwavering support, I wouldn't have made it this far. So, Andy Churchill, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for being a constant source of inspiration. You are an extraordinary coach!"
I'm humbled by these words and feel so lucky to have found a job that is a calling, a calling in service to great people doing extraordinary things.
YOUR NEXT STEP
Join my online program launching November 14th. For an overview of the materials that will be available go here. To register: