Learn strategies to relax and prepare your mind and body for a presentation, connect your voice with gestures, hook your audience with a compelling ‘opener’ and rehearse techniques to minimize performance anxiety.
Those are a few of the skills being honed at an upcoming session aimed at graduate students looking to enhance their presentation skills or those participating in any knowledge translation communication challenge (the 3MT® competition, SSHRC Storytellers or Science, Action!).
Performing the Text: Be the Storyteller of Your Research will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon in Cairns 207.
To register, visit the VITAE website here.
Graduate students who participate in the 3MT® and MNK conference events will earn credit toward a Vitae Essential Skills certificate awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies. For details about the certificate please visit here.
The session facilitator is Julia Course, a graduate of Brock University, holding an honours B.A. from the Department of Dramatic Arts and a minor in English Language and Literature.
Awarded a SSHRC grant in 2006, she continued her studies at The School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. Under the supervision of renowned playwright Judith Thompson, Course completed her M.A. in dramatic literature and theory. Course is also a graduate of the acting program at the National Theatre School of Canada, and has been an ensemble member of the acting company at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake since 2010. As a professional actor with a background in academia, Julia is passionate about the “storytelling” of research – how students can borrow from the toolbox of an actor to captivate an audience.