Giving Effective Presentations: A Training Program to Enhance Public Speaking Skills
This training program is specifically designed to improve the oral communication skills of postdoctorates for public speaking engagements. The program teaches the essential elements of effective public speaking and includes adaptations for multi-cultural situations. Classroom techniques include brief lectures, group discussions, demonstrations, critique of sample speeches, and video recording of participant speeches.
The seminars are facilitated by Peg Peterson, a Public Speaking instructor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Ms. Peterson is certified in teaching English as a Second Language and provides assistance with pronunciation and comprehensibility issues. For the past six years she has been coaching international professionals and students on public speaking in English in multi-cultural environments.