Better Presentations: Building Confidence and Connections
Thu, March 22, 2018 | 2:00–4:00
Halpern Centre 114, Burnaby campus
Do you struggle to connect with your listeners? Do audiences seem like an intimidating sea of faces? This two-hour workshop for instructors, staff members and graduate students in instructional roles will show you how to build confidence, warm up your audience, and create an inclusive and open atmosphere for learning. The session will be facilitated by TLC voice specialist Sanders Whiting, who draws on his extensive background in music, theatre and education.
NOTE: A $25 cancellation fee may apply for registrants who do not attend or who fail to provide adequate notice of withdrawal (one week’s notice is recommended).
As a public speaker there are concrete steps you can take to increase the receptivity and alertness of your audience and to create a positive mood for learning at the beginning of your lectures and presentations. Adding physical energy along with elements of your own personality can draw the attention of your audience. Learn to use the tools of intention, anecdote, gesture and humour to energize your message and captivate your audience.
Here are the things you will learn in this two-hour session to keep the attention of your audience:
- Power poses
- Reframing with empathy
- Refocusing one’s purpose
- Creating personal connections