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Effective Lectures and Presentations

For Stanford grad students and postdocs (also open to other Stanford affiliates)

Presented by

Thomas Freeland, Ph.D.

Whether you are teaching or presenting your research, there will be times when you have to stand up in front of an audience and communicate your message effectively. This session will cover classroom presentation skills with an emphasis on pedagogical strategies and the perspective of the learner. 

Quick Bytes: Spontaneous Scripting - Storytelling For Life On and Off Campus

Consider the role of spontaneity in storytelling for effective interactions on and off campus: in the classroom, the lab, on a project, or in social situations.  Learn how some communication message rules may lead to misinterpretations and sidetrack engagement for creation and collaboration.  Be “planned spontaneous” and practice how storytelling is the art of engaging.

Barbara A. Karanian, PhD, Mechanical Engineering Design

Quick Bytes: Speaking to Expert Audiences

Learn practical and effective presentation strategies for conferences, jobs, and seminars in this information-packed session, presented by one of our campus experts.

John Boothroyd, associate vice provost, VPGE, and professor, Microbiology and Immunology 

Come to one, come to all!  Offered throughout the year, each Quick Bytes workshop focuses on a key area of professional training relevant to graduate students at any stage in any degree program.

Fellows Forum

Expand your academic skills and meet new people over a healthy meal at Fellows Forum. Designed for early-mid stage doctoral students, especially those in STEM fields.


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