Introduction to Public Speaking: A Professional Development Opportunity for Graduate Students
Public speaking takes many forms - from lectures and job talks to introductions and elevator pitches - but long or short, academic or non-academic, every oral presentation must meet certain criteria if the speaker's message is to resonate. Good ideas that are poorly articulated will not command respect; sound arguments that are delivered haltingly will not prove persuasive. To ensure that your words are well received both at Princeton and beyond, please join us for a workshop focused on professional presentation skills - principles and techniques that will increase your verbal fluency while easing the fear that many experience when asked to speak in public. Emphasis will be placed on audience engagement; the importance of concision, clarity, and color; and the critical role of gesture and voice control, among other topics.