The goal of this course is to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare and deliver excellent presentations to a variety of audiences. These requirements for public speaking are common to graduate students in every field of study. Speakers include faculty members experienced in public presentations as well as UC Davis communication scholar Michael Motley, whose research on issues in public speaking has gained a national reputation.
Lecture 09: Charles Bamforth, professor and chair of food science and technology at UC Davis, specializes in brewing beer. In this lecture, Prof. Bamforth describes his teaching methods and provides examples for communicating complex ideas to non-academic audiences. For example, he explains how...
Lecture 08: Fernando Socorro, an Information Technology specialist at UC Davis, discusses uses of computer visual aids including PowerPoint and the Mac equivalent. Fernando demonstrates good uses and bad uses, and gives tips on how to make your visual aid the most effective for communicating...
Lecture 07: Barbara Myslik describes effective uses of presentation aids, including Power Point. When should you use a visual aid? What are common mistakes and how can you avoid them? How can you use a visual aid to get your message across to the audience and be remembered?