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High Impact Communication with Dr. Mark L. Winston

January 13, 2016
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Do you want to write so that your message is clear by the first paragraph, and speak in a way that makes your audience look up from their MacBooks and really listen?

High Impact Communication, led by Dr. Mark L. Winston, is a one-day workshop presented by the Advanced Professional Engagement & eXploration Program, taking place February 24, 9:30am - 3pm, Harbour Centre, Vancouver. This workshop is open to current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows only.

In this session you will:

  • Improve your ability to think quickly, speak fluidly, and write clearly under pressure. 
  • Develop brevity, clarity and focus in your spoken and written communications. 
  • Gain confidence in using your unique voice and style with greater proficiency.

To improve speaking skills, this session will work on drawing from personal experiences and expertise in responding quickly and clearly to questions, without preamble or ramble. You’ll develop pacing, organization, voice modulation, volume, body language, audience engagement and eye contact, useful in small committee meetings through formal public speaking.

For writing, we’ll focus on clear thinking, succinctness, simplicity and bringing key messages front and center, using intensive group feedback, editing and revisions. You’ll practice writing for newspapers/magazines, internal memos, strategic plans, press releases and/or web sites.

Please register on MyInvolvementSpaces are limited so we are maintaining an active waitlist for this session. 

This session counts towards your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) and is part of the Presenting with Impact series. 

About Mark Winston:

Dr. Mark L. Winston, FRSC, is Professor and Senior Fellow at SFU’s Centre for Dialogue and a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. He has facilitated communication workshops for a wide range of organizations and groups such as the Canadian Science Writers Association, Memorial University (Newfoundland) and Havergal College and Hollyhock Educational Retreat Centre.

 Winston has published numerous popular articles in outlets as diverse as  the New York Times, Globe and Mail, Encyclopedia BritannicaThe Sciences, and Orion Magazine, as well as regular columns in the Vancouver Sun and Bee Culture covering science, nature, environment and bees. He also has published six popular books on bees and environmental issues, and delivered hundreds of lectures on science, environment and education globally. His book "Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive" won the Governor-General's Literary Award for Nonfiction in 2015.

 

 


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