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Faculty: Communicating with Confidence- You Have to Give a Talk?

Faculty: Communicating with Confidence- You Have to Give a Talk?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
River Room Crossroads
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Who really likes to stand up in front of peers and present? As professors, you are fairly comfortable with your students, but what happens when we are with others who may know more than we do about a topic? What if our goal is to persuade and convince them of an idea and need them to commit time, money, or resources? The stakes are high.

This session provides techniques on:
• Planning and preparing a presentation.
• Focusing a presentation so that it captures and holds the audience’s attention.
• Differentiating between need-to-know and nice-to-know information.
• Devising an interesting opening.
• Developing an effective platform presence.
• Using body language to create a positive reaction.
• Using your voice to convey authority and enthusiasm.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Interpreting services will be provided.

***Communicating with Confidence for Faculty is a 3 part workshop series. Register for one session, two or all three! The focus of the first session on March 31st is oral communications, the second session on April 21st focuses on written communications, and the third session on April 28th focuses on effective meetings.

Individual coaching sessions will be available the week of May 4th to workshop participants who attend at least 2 of the 3 Communicating with Confidence Workshops.

The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:00pm. Please visit the Wallace Center to register.
For questions, please contact Korine Sherry kasnbt@rit.edu

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.