speaking persuasively in high-stakes situations such as a job interview or dissertation defense
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.
Stanford's Dave Evans discusses the art of informational interviews in this
Giving a successful job talk requires more than simply knowing your topic inside and out. In this presentation, Dr. Helen Lie from the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, will address what to expect and how to prepare so that you can engage your audience and give an effective job talk.
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The Interview Lab is an interactive meetup with the aim to provide you the opportunity to learn about and practice interviewing techniques for jobs outside of Academia. Learn what employers are looking for in an interview and how to handle difficult questions. We’ll discuss and practice how to market the many skills and experiences you’ve gained during your graduate studies. BEAM Career Coaches will be available to answer your questions during the Lab.
Knowing the various strengths you have to offer can help you present yourself in the best light during a job interview. Using the assessment tool StrengthsQuest, you will discover your top talents and strengths. Learn how to use this information to excel at a job interview and gain deeper insights into your strengths so that you can communicate them clearly to potential employers. October 19th is the deadline to sign-up for this workshop. Instructions will be sent out on November 1st to take the assessment online.
Are you off-campus for a quarter, but still wanting support from the Hume Center for writing and speaking? If so, you can arrange to meet with a Hume tutor via Skype.
Giving presentations and engaging in public speaking can be intimidating, but it is a necessary part of graduate school, as well as many careers.
Practice the art of informational interviews and make connections with other grad students in this preview of the popular d.school course, Designing the Professional.
Dave Evans, lecturer, Product Design Program
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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