Whether you are giving a lecture to hundreds of students, presenting your research at a national conference, or pitching your new start-up company, public speaking is a critical skill for nearly every line for work. Below are a few tips to help you develop good habits.
- Read the Grad Hacker article by Katie Shives, “Five Quick Tips for More Effective Public Speaking”, and then practice her tips on voice, posture, and breathing.
- Take a minute to watch this video of public speaking tips by Rob Sepich, Stress Management Specialist at University Health Services.
- Non-native English speakers, enroll in ESL 344: Academic Presentations and Discussions.
Digital and Visual Communication
Check out the newest hot spot on campus; DesignLab. Its mission is to “help democratize digitality, just as public education democratized literacy in the 19th century”. DesignLab services integrate with the Writing Center, DoIT, and the Libraries.
The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) is an emergent network of faculty, students, librarians, and technologists committed to enhancing the use of IT and new media in research and teaching at UW-Madison.
Science Communication and Advocacy
The Graduate School may offer limited funding for one or two graduate student to attend the annual Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop in Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more and for application instructions.