Public speaking skills are in high demand, but what do we really mean when we say public speaking, and what does it mean to work on these skills? As teachers, many of the basic principles of good pedagogy are also the basic principles of good speaking: we have goals for our students, and we consider ways to communicate content effectively to help them understand and become engaged in the material. Similarly, once you understand the basics of public speaking, the only way to really build these skills is by practicing, getting feedback and reflecting on your practice. In this workshop you will 1) learn some fundamentals of public speaking based on analysis and discussion of different speech samples and consideration of good pedagogy and 2) practice and get feedback on communicating your message. The focus in this session will be on communicating your work to a non-specialist audience, and is designed for graduate students and teachers at any stage.
This workshop is a part of Winter Teaching Week- a series of intensive workshops offered during J-Term in conjunction with January@GSASfor graduate student teachers at every stage, from just starting out to looking toward the job market.
Led by Pamela Pollock, Associate Director for Professional & Scholarly Development, Derek Bok Center