9 episodes

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.

Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety Margaret Swisher and Barbara Myslik

    • Arts
    • 3.6 • 53 Ratings

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.

    • video
    Speaking to Non-Academics

    Speaking to Non-Academics

    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 salt dissolves in water in a way that someone with no experience in chemistry or physics can understand.

    • 44 min
    • video
    Computer visual aids: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Computer visual aids: the good, the bad and the ugly

    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 with an audience. The focus in this lecture is the technical aspect of presentation aids.

    • 47 min
    • video
    Effective use of presentation aids

    Effective use of presentation aids

    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?

    • 48 min
    • video
    Organizing Your Presentation and Audience Analysis

    Organizing Your Presentation and Audience Analysis

    Lecture 06: This lecture by Barbara Myslik addresses how to organize the information in your presentation. A practical example of this is given while Myslik outlines a student's presentation. (This video file is cut short.)

    • 8 min
    • video
    How To Organize Your Presentation

    How To Organize Your Presentation

    Lecture 05: Barbara Myslik presents different approaches to organizing a presentation. With many ways to organize the information, the best method often depends on the audience, she says. What are the main points you want the audience to remember? How can your organization influence what the audience learns?

    • 34 min
    • video
    Thomas Roe: methods and resources for reducing anxiety

    Thomas Roe: methods and resources for reducing anxiety

    Lecture 04: Thomas Roe, a licensed clinical psychologist and the coordinator for graduate student counseling services at UC Davis, specializes in working with graduate students, stress and anxiety, and biofeedback. In this lecture he describes techniques students can use to reduce public speaking anxiety and explains the resources that the Counseling and Psychological Services center offers to students. At the end of the lecture, Barbara Myslik explains how to avoid some common mistakes speakers make and the “four C’s” of public speaking.

    • 52 min

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It helped me very well in a public speaking presentation.

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Get over the fear!

If you have to give presentations but HATE it, this class is for you. Get over your terror by understanding why it happens and how to deal with it. Really helpful!!

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