This class will teach students the basic skills necessary to give engaging, effective, content-rich presentations in a variety of contexts, including research presentations, job interviews, and professional interactions. It will focus on optimizing presentation length, content structure (openings, body, closings), body language, enunciation, moods, pacing, audience-interaction (asking questions, taking questions), props and audio-visual aids. Students will learn by doing and, therefore, be expected to give parts of presentations or presentations frequently. Students will be trained to construct and give effective presentations to academic and professional audiences.
The class can be taken for 3 credits and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm. If you have any questions, please contact instructor Marshall Poe.
Image: "Rajagopal speaking to 25,000 people, Janadesh 2007, India" by Ekta Parishad, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0