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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 5 – 6:30pmGraduate Center, 1220 Walker Hall (Gibeling Room)
Rock the Talk Part 1: Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety & Creating Your Elevator Talk

Fear of public speaking is a common anxiety that many graduate students and postdocs face. Fortunately, it can be overcome and you can learn to be more comfortable in any situation that requires you to present information. You will also learn to create your “elevator talk” so you can more successfully introduce yourself and get others interested in what you do! 

Register here: Rock the Talk - Part 1

Workshop Agenda:

Overcoming Anxiety:

  • Explore the roots of public speaking anxiety
  • Understand your level of anxiety
  • Learn how to approach public speaking with a different orientation
  • Learn methods to reduce your anxiety level
Creating Your Elevator Talk:
  • Learn how to network in a professional setting
  • Introduce yourself and your research in 1 minute
  • Get others interested in what you do

Instructor: Margaret Mantor, PhD 
Dr. Mantor completed her PhD in Geography from UC Davis.  She designed and has twice taught a popular 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. 
 
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Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 5 – 6:30pmGraduate Center, 1220 Walker Hall (Gibeling Room)
Rock the Talk Part 2: Creating an Effective and Memorable Presentation

Learn proven techniques for creating successful and memorable presentations for conferences, meetings,seminars, and even to present your work to non-academic audiences.  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
Register Here: Rock the Talk Part 2

Instructor: Margaret Mantor, PhD 
Dr. Mantor completed her PhD in Geography from UC Davis.  She designed and has twice taught a popular 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 the GradPathways Institute for Professional Development (Graduate Studies)
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