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WSP 174 — Bringing Your Presentation to Life

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): May 20—Jun 3
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: May 13
Unit: 1
Tuition: $265
Instructor(s): Carolyn Gale
Limit: 24
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on May 27
On-campus course
10:00 am—4:00 pm
May 20—Jun 3
2 days
Drop By
May 13
1 Unit
Carolyn Gale
Please Note: No class on May 27
Do you feel that your slides, and the way you present them, could use some help? Whatever your challenge— addiction to bullet points, poor design choices, boring your audience—there are many techniques to solve it. This two-day bootcamp will help you break out of using the traditional PowerPoint template and deliver memorable messages to your audience.

The heart of this workshop is to design, present, and revise a three-minute presentation using a process that covers the full spectrum of presentation design and delivery issues: from information organization and graphic design, to storytelling and performance. All students will have time to rehearse, give, receive, and integrate feedback for a second round of presentations, which allows us to focus on specific areas of interest.

While the workshop focuses on using slide programs to deliver a presentation, other presentation techniques have been used—and are encouraged. With this broad overview of all aspects of presentation design and delivery, students will leave with both a process and a repertoire of skills that can be used in any communication setting.

Carolyn Gale, Founder, Elevate Your Talk

Carolyn Gale develops products that help technical experts learn to communicate clearly and with style. She is also an innovation advisor for companies investing in Silicon Valley startups. Earlier, she was director of Stanford’s Research Communication Program, which helped researchers across all disciplines communicate their work to non-specialized audiences. She is also a co-founder of PresentationCamp, community-driven conferences that focus on creating compelling presentations. She received an MS in Instructional Technology from Vanderbilt University

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.