Mitacs Step: Practice Your Presentation Skills II - Vancouver, BC (May 19, 2011)

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Practice Your Presentation Skills II - Vancouver, BC

When: Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration 8:00am SHARP)
Where: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
Room: C225
Practice Your Presentation Skills II is for people who have already participated in the Practice Your Presentation Skills program and wish to take this key skill to a far more advanced level.  The advanced skills development is achieved through a greater emphasis on practice and critique of realistic presentations that are relevant to the job, as we as the ability to watch oneself on video.

Learning Outcomes

Results Participants Can Expect:
  • Greater ability to persuade and motivate others
  • Engage others through genuine authenticity
  • Overcoming fear
  • Be perceived as a stronger leader overall
Key focus areas
  • Engaging the audience
  • Structuring presentations
  • Making points persuasively
  • How to (and how not to) use slides and other visual aids
  • Managing fear
  • Presentation logistics
Pre-Work and What to Bring
  • Each participant must prepare an actual 15-20 min presentation relevant to her/his work. They may use flipcharts, whiteboard or PowerPoint as visual aids
  • The presentation should have been practiced at least once (alone is OK) in order to check timing and ensure that the skills learned last tie are as integrated as possible
To make efficient use of time, a facilitation technique is used whereby one participant will watch her/himself on video while another is presenting. To facilitate this and other aspects of the program, each participant should bring:
  • Laptop computer with headphones
  • Any PowerPoint slides should be loaded on a memory stick
  • Any other audio-visual aids required for the presentation
Dene Rossouw -  Associate, KWELA Leadership and Talent Management
Dene specializes in improving leadership and employee engagement through effective communication and sense-making. As an innovative communicator, Dene coaches leaders on how to have more relevant conversations in the workplace and how to use personal power to inspire action and develop strategic partnerships. Dene has 17 years of facilitation and consulting experience in the communications field. He is the Communications Chair for the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, a certified emotional intelligence facilitator using the BarOn Emotional Intelligence Quotient Inventory - EQ-i™. Dene also has an Associate Certificate in Workplace Conflict from the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 08:30 - 16:30

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