Professional Development: Faculty Development Days


Faculty Development Days

Research and Scholarship Day:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Keynote Speaker

Nancy Houfek

The Performing Art of Science Presentation

In their presentations, research scientists often focus solely on their subject matter and leave the quality of their public speaking to chance. This workshop offers specific skills from the theater to become a more engaging and memorable speaker, whether at a professional conference, public event, job talk, or in the classroom. Topics include activating connection to the audience, clarifying purpose, moving from concept to structure, enhancing physical and vocal presence, managing stage fright, best uses of PowerPoint, and how to use stories and metaphors.  In a highly interactive format, participants will have ample opportunity to practice these skills with personal coaching.

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