Grad Slam Workshops & Information Sessions

The Graduate College and the Graduate & Professional Student Council host information and pre-event workshops for students and participants in Grad Slam. Free and open to all students, the information sessions help students learn more about Grad Slam and the workshops help students learn about strategies for effective public speaking and enhance their skills.

Information sessions

Workshops

 

Information sessions

Come to an information session for a general overview of the competition and have your answered by a Grad Slam Team representative. RSVP is strongly encouraged since refreshments are provided; however, walk-ins are welcome. Each session will be no more than one hour.

Information Session Dates and Times

  • January 17 – 5 PM to 6 PM
  • January 24 – 2 PM to 3 PM
  • February 3 – 12 PM to 1 PM
  • February 9 – 9 AM to 10 AM

Location: Science-Engineering Library, Room 311

RSVP LINK

Spring 2017 Grad Slam Workshops

The Graduate College and the Graduate & Professional Student Council are excited to offer a series of workshops for students. Through partnerships with the UA Toastmasters groups and professors across campus, we are able to offer workshops on a wide range of topics and skills that will help students prepare for Grad Slam and enhance their public speaking skills. Additional workshops may be added based upon instructor availability. Each workshop is about one hour in length, unless otherwise noted.

Space is limited for each workshop. Please use the RSVP links to secure your spot.

All workshops will be facilitated in the University of Arizona Science-Engineering Library, Room 311 unless otherwise noted.

Week 1 Topic – Developing Your Idea

Attendees will discuss how to prepare a presentation outline, review the UA Grad Slam Scorecard and Judging Criteria, and will have the opportunity to introduce their presentation ideas to the group.

Two sessions to choose from:

  • February 13: 5PM to 6PM  
  • February 16: 12PM to 1PM

Registration has closed.

Week 2 Topic – Crafting Your Presentation

Attendees will learn various presentation techniques including storytelling, use of humor, incorporating visual aids, and tips for engaging a non-specialist audience.  The session will include an opportunity to practice the concepts covered.

Two sessions to choose from:

  • February 20: 5PM to 6PM
  • February 23: 12PM to 1PM

Registration has closed.

Week 3 Topic – Dealing with Presentation Anxiety & Practicing Your Presentation

Performing Your Presentation: Using Connective Voice and Stage Presence to Engage Your Audience Workshop

  • Presented by Monte Ralstin, UA School of Theatre
  • Acclaimed professor and performer Monte Ralstin of the UA School of Theatre will discuss techniques used by singers and stage actors to engage audiences that will help take your presentation to the next level. The workshop will include an opportunity to practice the concepts covered.
  • DATE: March 2, 2017, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Music Building, Room 35
  • Registration has closed

Dealing with Presentation Anxiety Workshop

Attendees will learn how to deal with presentation anxiety and how to practice their presentations effectively in addition to practicing engaging body language and vocal variety.

Two sessions to choose from:

  • February 27: 5PM to 6PM
  • March 2: 12PM to 1PM

Registration has closed.

Week 4 Topic – Presentation Run-throughs and Feedback

Practice your presentations and evaluate each other using the Grad Slam Scorecard and Judging Criteria. You will leave this workshop series prepared to talk about your research and discovery.

UPDATE: Location is now Student Union Presidio Room

Two sessions to choose from:

  • March 6: 5PM to 6:30PM
  • March 9: 12PM to 1:30PM

RSVP LINK

Last updated 2 Mar 2017