Presenting Conference Papers/Presentation Skills

Event Description

Communication skills are extremely important in professional life, and are often the key element in hiring and promotion decisions. Even so, remarkably little emphasis is placed on the development of communication ability in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. In this first half of this workshop, we will focus on how to conceive, construct, and deliver outstanding formal oral presentations, including the critical components of every presentation, the development of effective presentation materials, the optimal sequencing of slides, and tips on delivery. The techniques presented in this workshop apply to a wide range of presentations, including graduate qualifying exam thesis proposals, departmental seminars, thesis defenses, conference presentations, and job interview seminars. In the second half of the workshop, volunteers from the audience will present short (10 minute) summaries of their research work, and will receive extensive feedback on the structure and delivery of their presentations.


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