From Boring to Brilliant:

Crafting Presentations That Stand Out from the Crowd

Thursday, July 19 12 pm (Central)

No matter your career trajectory, presentation skills are important. And yet how many times have you sat through boring presentations, wondering when will this ever end?


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332In this webinar, you’ll learn a few strategies and techniques for crafting presentations that stand out from the crowd. From managing anxieties about public speaking to communicating your message more effectively, we’ll discuss how you can engage and connect with your audience and motivate them to learn more. By the end of the webinar, you will come away with a concrete set of tips that can help you transform your next presentation from boring to brilliant.

This webinar will cover:

•    Managing public speaking anxiety
•    Using voice and gesture to amplify your message
•    Structuring your presentations effectively
•    Incorporating visuals into your presentations
•    Engaging and motivating your audience

Join us for this webinar to learn concrete tips to improve your public speaking.

About the Presenter:  
20170919_gradconvo_2565-copy-e1520950022938Michael O’Toole, PhD ‘14 coordinates the GRADTalk program at UChicagoGRAD, helping graduate students and postdocs improve their public speaking skills and prepare for interviews, presentations, and job talks. He recently organized the University of Chicago’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition, working with graduate students to help them prepare concise and engaging three minute presentations of their research. Michael graduated from the PhD program in Ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago, with a focus on music and the politics of immigration in contemporary Germany. Before joining UChicagoGRAD he taught Ethnomusicology and German Studies at DePaul University and the University of Cincinnati, and developed his public speaking skills over several years presenting his research at national and international conferences. 




Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12pm (Central)
Cost: Complimentary
Location: Online

Event Contact

Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Association Contact