Practice Your Presentation Skills II - Burnaby (March 14, 2014)

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Practice Your Presentation Skills II  - Burnaby

When: Friday, March 14, 2014

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration opens at 8:00am)

Where: Simon Fraser University / South East Classroom Block

Room: SECB 1011

Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step workshops, is free for both 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 students who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page:

Workshop Description

PLEASE NOTE: The pre-requisite to this workshop is Practice Your Presentation Skills I; participation is mandatory before attending this class.

Practice Your Presentation Skills II is for people who have already participated in the Practice Your Presentation Skills I workshop and wish to take this key skill to a far more advanced level.  The advanced skills development is achieved through a greater emphasis on practice and critique of realistic presentations that are relevant to the job, as we as the ability to watch oneself on video.

Learning Outcomes

Results Participants Can Expect:

  • Greater ability to persuade and motivate others
  • Engage others through genuine authenticity
  • Overcoming fear
  • Be perceived as a stronger leader overall

Key focus areas:

  • Engaging the audience
  • Structuring presentations
  • Making points persuasively
  • How to (and how not to) use slides and other visual aids
  • Managing fear
  • Presentation logistics

Pre-Work and What to Bring

Each participant must prepare an actual 15-20 min presentation relevant to her/his work. They may use flipcharts, whiteboard or PowerPoint as visual aids. The presentation should have been practiced at least once (alone is OK) in order to check timing and ensure that the skills learned last tie are as integrated as possible

To make efficient use of time, a facilitation technique is used whereby one participant will watch her/himself on video while another is presenting. To facilitate this and other aspects of the program, each participant should bring:

  • Laptop computer with headphones
  • Any PowerPoint slides should be loaded on a memory stick
  • Any other audio-visual aids required for the presentation
Class Date: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:00am
Simon Fraser University / South East Classroom Block
8888 University Drive
V5A 1S6 Burnaby , BC