Effective Presentations for Statisticians: Success = (PD)2 (ADDED FEE) — Professional Development Personal Skills Development
Public speaking is the number-one fear in America, and yet being able to do so is absolutely critical for success in business settings. Statisticians must be able to effectively convey their ideas to clients, collaborators, and decision-makers.
Presenting in the modern world is even more daunting when speakers have the opportunity to employ slideware, videos, and live demonstrations. Unfortunately, university coursework and professional development programs are often not targeted toward sharpening these skills. This short course, developed and taught by statisticians, will provide an opportunity to learn how to employ different methods and tools in the phases of the Success = (PD)2 framework.
The material covered is geared toward scientific presentations and based on the works of Garr Reynolds and Michael Alley, among others. The course will emphasize the importance of stepping away from the computer to prepare an effective message aimed at your core point guided with a series of questions and tips.
The design phase emphasizes the importance of structure, streamlining, and good graphic design accompanied by a series of checklists. Of course, practice makes perfect, so we cannot skip this step.
Finally, engaging the audience and effectively using the room and equipment is covered in the deliver phase and is complemented with a handy list of dos and don'ts. No matter where you are in your journey for presentation success, improvement is always possible.
We look forward to seeing you in this valuable class, where you can hone your skills! Be prepared for an active class full of discussion and group exercises.
Instructor(s): Jennifer Van Mullekom, Virginia Tech