presenting in a public or professional forum, such as at a conference
Going from the monologue of a presentation to the dialog of a Q&A session can be daunting and anxiety provoking. In this workshop, you will learn specific techniques that can help you confidently handle questions and the Q&A process.
Matt Abrahams, lecturer, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business
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Open to SGF and NSF Fellows. Registration link and event details will be provided in the invitation.
Giving a successful job talk requires more than simply knowing your topic inside and out. In this interactive session, Helen Lie from the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, shares strategies that you can use to engage your audience and give an effective job talk. Includes structuring your talk, effective delivery of your talk, principles of visual design for your slides, and academic job talk tips. A light lunch will be provided.
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Your voice goes before you to announce you to the world. Let it be as strong and direct as you are. Learn about breath, relaxation, and focus; join in simple exercises to build confidence and turn stress into clear, powerful speech.
Thomas Freeland, PhD, program lecturer, Oral Communication Program
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The fear of public speaking ranks amongst the top fears out there. But there is hope as there are many foundational techniques you can learn to help you feel and appear more confident. Come learn about several such practical tips to apply to your public speaking.
Matt Abrahams, lecturer in organizational behavior, Graduate School of Business
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Techniques from improvisational theater can help you learn to communicate your ideas more effectively and feel more comfortable doing so.
If you are a scientist interested in finding new ways to do public outreach, check out this unique program hosted by the Office of Science Outreach.
Teaching a class this year and looking for ways to enhance your students' speaking skills?
Giving presentations and engaging in public speaking can be intimidating, but it is a necessary part of graduate school, as well as many careers.
We know that visuals aids have the potential to lift a lecture or a presentation to the next level - visuals can aid in comprehension and retention and help reach visual learners. However, we also know that visual aids can serve as a distraction for an audience. So how do we find that sweet spot where our visuals are maximally helpful and minimally hurtful? In this workshop, we will discuss techniques for creating successful visuals and which visuals might work best in a given setting. While we will focus mostly on slideware, attention will also be paid to the effective use of alternativ
Learn different improvisational theatre techniques that can improve your relationships with advisors, managers, peers, etc. This hands-on workshop will you have practicing what you learn, so come prepared to move around and meet new people!
, lecturer, d.school, Graduate School of Business, and Theater and Performance Studies