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Rock the Talk Part 2: Creating an Effective and Memorable Presentation

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Learn proven techniques for creating successful and memorable presentations for conferences, meetings, seminars, and even to present your work to non-academic audiences. We will also cover presentation tips specific to doing online presentations (e.g., zoom). You do not have to have attended Part 1 to attend this workshop – all are welcome to attend!

Workshop Agenda:

Presentation Structure 
  • Explore what kinds of structures are most effective 
  • Understand why structure is essential to a good presentation 
  • Learn how to organize your presentation 
  • Learn how to use speaking notes

Presentation Aids
  • Explore what kinds of visual aids are available to you 
  • Learn how visual aids can add to your presentation 
  • Discover what techniques are the most effective 
  • Learn what NOT to do with PowerPoint 

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Instructor: Margaret Mantor, PhD
Dr. Mantor completed her PhD in Geography from UC Davis. She designed and has twice taught a popular a graduate-level course to help other graduate students and postdoctoral scholars overcome the debilitating effects of public speaking anxiety.  Her motivation arose out of her own experience with public speaking anxiety and the desire to master this common fear and become a successful presenter.  She now enjoys teaching and giving presentations in academia and to non-academic audiences and looks forward to sharing what she has learned and helping you overcome your anxieties related to public speaking.

Sponsored by GradPathways Institute for Professional Development (Graduate Studies).