Mastering Presentations Workshop Series

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🗓 Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7SJSU logo
🕒 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Virtual Event  🖥   |  Free Event

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The Writing Center is pleased to partner with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) on this series of presentation workshops for international students. Other members of the SJSU community are welcome to join, too!

Academics and professionals need to learn how to present their expert knowledge to non-specialist audiences, such as teammates, supervisors, collaborators, and the general public. You can have the best ideas in the world, but if you cannot successfully communicate them, then your ideas lose much of their power.

These four interactive workshops will take your presentation skills to the next level. You will learn how to organize a compelling presentation, design effective slides, deliver with strong vocal variety, and energize your presentation with body language.

To get the most out of these workshops, we strongly recommend attending all four sessions. 

Mastering Presentations Writing Series Schedule

Friday, September 16th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PT)

Workshop 1: Crafting Your Powerful Presentation

Learn how to distill the essence of your projects or research to capture the audience’s interest and attention. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to talk about complex research and creative topics in a way that is accessible, relatable, and compelling. 

Friday, September 23th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PT)

Workshop 2: Designing Effective Slide for Academic Presentations

Explore different styles of slide design, discover new tools, and learn to create effective and powerful presentations. Build an engaging presentation that will help your audience remember and internalize your key points. 

Friday, September 30th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PT)

Workshop 3: Mastering Vocal Delivery for Academic Presentations

Your voice is your first and most powerful tool to bring vitality to your presentation. You greatly increase your audience’s interest and information retention when you practice strong vocal variety. You will learn to vocally deliver a confident presentation using the four tools of vocal variety: pitch, power, pace, and pause. See how these tools can be used to convey energy, build interest, and make complex information understandable.

Friday, October 7th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PT)

Workshop 4: Harnessing Physical Delivery for Academic Presentations 

Your credibility as a speaker is intrinsically linked to how the audience perceives you. Do you look comfortable and knowledgeable on stage? Do your gestures and body language help the audience understand your topic? Or do they distract from your presentation? You will learn techniques about body language, eye contact, and gestures to energize your presentation and make an impact.

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