Scientific Presentations Workshop
Sponsored by the Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO)
The focus of the workshop is on the content and delivery of a research presentation. Participants learn how to plan, organize and deliver a scientific research talk that is both informative and interesting to the audience. The courses addresses how adults learn, and how speaking differs from writing. Participants learn how to use audiovisual aids to enhance their message. Finally, participants learn how to deal with nervousness and conduct an effective question and answer session. The course includes brief interactive exercises.
For more information, please visit the PDCO's website.
Basic Presentation Skills
If you are interested in developing your presentation skills, please explore these e-course offerings available through myLearning.
Prezi: Making Engaging Presentations
Reinvent the art of the presentation with this class on Prezi, a web-based presentation software that can replace Microsoft PowerPoint. From their website: "Prezi is a virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations from monologues into conversations: enabling people to see, understand, and remember ideas." Skills learned will include: how to get started, how to use the Prezi interface, how to customize the Prezi template, how to insert multimedia into the presentation, and finally, how to present from the web or from a download.