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Quick Bytes: Improve Your Negotiation Mastery

Increase your consciousness of negotiation as a life skill we use every day in academic, business, and personal situations in this fast-paced workshop. We will explore the competitive and collaborative tensions present in most negotiations, identify tools for maximizing outcomes, and practice improving our influencing strategies while respecting and maintaining healthy relationships.

Jessica Notini, consultant and lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

Stanford StoryLab

The Stanford Storytelling Project wants to help Stanford students, faculty and staff learn the craft of storytelling, Open to all students regardless of majors and experience, you can meet StoryLab

Quick Bytes: Effective Slide Design and Delivery - Strategies for Maximizing Your Impact

Take your presentations from blasé to bold in this interactive session on slide design and delivery. You’ll learn how to avoid the most common complaints about presentation slides; practice embodiment and vocalization strategies for improving your clarity, authenticity and impact; and then produce and share a few slides of your own. The techniques offered in this workshop can be used to enhance audience understanding and attention across fields.

Zandra L. Jordan, PhD, MDiv, MAT, director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Quick Bytes: Listen Up! - Lead Better (& Look Better) through Listening

Strong listeners are seen as more effective leaders; more credible, more likable, even more attractive!

In this fast-paced, interactive workshop you'll be guided through listening techniques to make people around you feel heard and valued--in turn, encouraging them to support you! You'll learn strategies to help you improve your relationships, become more persuasive, and turn conflict into cooperation.

Matt Vassar is a lecturer in the Technical Communication Program and the instructor of the popular course, ENGR 103/203: Public Speaking.

Academic Job Search: Presenting a Memorable Academic Job Talk (PhDs & Postdocs)

Giving a successful job talk requires more than simply knowing your topic inside and out. In this interactive session, Helen Lie from the Oral Communication Program, 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. There will be opportunities to practice your own speaking.

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