Presentation Skills (including oral and poster conference presentations)
The principles underlying the delivery of effective presentations apply to scientific talks as much as they do to other public speaking engagements. The course will explore important verbal and nonverbal skills, proven presentation structures, and innovative delivery techniques that are the hallmarks of impactful presentations. By the end of the course, students will have a good understanding of the essence of a presentation, the major dos and don'ts in oral and poster presentations and how to build verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Further, though individual exercises and small group activities, students will improve their ability to speak with poise, clarity, and conviction.