Faculty workshop: Think like an actor, present like a pro

December 22, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This program is a “video-on,” interactive session that will include small group breakout sessions.

It’s conference season, and you’ve once again been asked to share your expertise by giving a breakout session at a regional, national or international conference. The thought makes you both smile and shiver. The pressure to deliver a presentation to a group of your professional colleagues that is clear, confident and memorable is undeniable. As you prepare, you start to wonder:

“How do I make my presentation more interesting?”

“How do I convey numbers, facts and data in a way that everyone can understand?”

“How can I manage the fear and performance anxiety that can make me stumble?”

“What’s the best way to prepare and rehearse?”

“And what about my slides? How many are too many? How much detail should they include? And what’s the best way to use slides and stay engaged with my audience?”

This interactive, 2.5 hour seminar will answer those questions, giving you the tools you need to prepare and deliver an effective, impactful, persuasive presentation — a presentation that you will enjoy giving (and your audience will enjoy receiving).

Eleni Kelakos will share theatre-based presentation techniques that will help ignite what she calls your Transformational Presence, so you can pitch or present fearlessly, authentically and persuasively, under pressure and under scrutiny.

Date: Monday, Jan. 31, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. OR 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.


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