Practice Your Presentation Skills I - Burnaby (January 20, 2016)

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Practice Your Presentation Skills IBurnaby

When: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: Simon Fraser Univesrity / Bennett Library
Room: Thesis Defence Room
 

Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. However, the preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process.
A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to those who participate in full. 

 

Description:

In this one-day workshop, theory is introduced in short bursts and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills while receiving feedback.

The focus on extensive practice and feedback is what makes the program meaningful, and is what makes the learning stick.

Workshop Objective:

To create opportunities for participants to build and practice their presentation skills by applying workshop concepts through a series of short presentation practices while receiving in-person peer and expert feedback.

Learning Outcomes:

Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will:

  • Broaden their understanding of presentation logistics
  • Gain a greater ability to persuade and motivate others
  • Understand how to plan and structure presentations
  • Understand how (and how not to) use visual aids
  • Learn to engage others through genuine and authentic presentation
  • Learn tools to overcome and manage fears of public speaking
  • Gain onsite practice and receive expert and peer feedback
  • Be perceived as an expert in their topic area

Key Topic Areas:

Presentation Structure

  • Types Of Presentations
  • Mind maps as a design tool
  • Constructing your Argument
  • Opening & closing
  • Synthesis
  • Body
  • Length & Breaks
  • Closing
  • Q & A

Managing Fear

  • Why people fear presenting
  • Overcoming Fear

Engaging Your Audience

  • Authenticity
  • Developing rapport
  • Body language & Voice
  • Questioning the audience
  • Story-telling
  • Metaphors
  • Humour

Presentation Logistics

  • Room Layout
  • Getting there early
  • Whiteboards & Flipcharts  
  • Visual Aids

Presentation Practice
 

If you have any questions please contact the Step team at step@mitacs.ca. Please also contact us if you have a serious allergy or dietary condition at least one week prior to the workshop and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

Class Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Simon Fraser University / Bennett Library / Thesis Defence Room Burnaby, BC
Canada