Professional Development

Presentation Skills for Postdoctoral Fellows

March 13, 2015

As spring conference season looms closer many of us will be thinking about our ability to effectively convey information in an engaging manner. Join Sanders Whiting from the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) for this 2-hour session. In a friendly setting you will be learning some basic tips about:

  • Voice production, 
  • Presentation stance and gestures, 
  • Rate of speech, using pauses, and confidence.

Participants will take turns presenting their text in front of the group, receive friendly feedback from Sanders and then repeat sections of their presentation. It's a fun atmosphere where you can build your presentation confidence.

When: Monday, March 23rd from 2-4pm

Where: Halpern 126
RSVP using myInvolvement
This session is exclusively for postdoctoral fellows.
All registrants should be prepared to present something: this could be a presentation or talk you've given previously or a new one you are preparing. Slides or other supplemental materials are not necessary. 

About the Facilitator:

Sanders Whiting is a teaching enhancement specialist at SFU's Teaching and Learning Centre. Sanders is a voice specialist with experience in theatre, music, and education. He teaches voice, speech, and singing technique (part-time) to theatre students at Capilano University. He has written educational theatre for the Alberta Government and composed music and libretto for young peoples theatre. His performance experience includes long-run musicals, national, and international tours and multiple nominations for professional theatre awards. His creed when it comes to educational philosophy is to teach self respect and useful skills. He believes showing a high positive regard for students fosters a productive and nurturing educational environment.

Please contact Sue Hampton,, for any inquiries about this session. 

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