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This course reviews how adults learn as a means to examine the effective delivery techniques you can use to engage scientific and clinical peer audiences. Provides practical information on how to deliver powerful oral presentations in the classroom, the conference room, the auditorium, and at the regional or national meeting.
Includes a discussion of voice, inflection, body language, techniques to stimulate interest and involvement, and strategies to help facilitate audience recall of the message. Addresses how to prepare for a presentation, how to manage anxiety, and how to design and use visual aids effectively.
This course addresses how to plan, design and create effective visual
aids, both textual and graphical, for use in formal presentations and
other teaching situations. Proposes strategies to complete the process
in a time-efficient manner. Outlines the principles of effective visual
aid design for both readability and recall.
Addresses how to use visual aids to engage and interact with the
audience, including the use of audience-response systems, video and
sound files, color, animation, and other features of PowerPoint and
A workshop in which each participant gives a 10-minute presentation (or
the first 10 minutes of a longer talk) for the group. A speaking coach
facilitates feedback and suggestions from the group to improve the power
of the delivery and the presentations of the content. The speaker gives
the talk again, and the process is repeated to further refine the
delivery and emphasize the main points. Participants keep their
Journal Club provides an opportunity to discuss the strengths and
drawbacks of recently published studies and to sharpen the group's
critical thinking skills. The meetings can also serve as a brainstorming
session for projects among the group.
This session addresses how to run a Journal Club efficiently.
Details the roles of the journal club members, including the
coordinator, the primary reviewer, the secondary reviewer, and the
participants. Proposes a strategy for examining the scientific reasoning
of a formal study. Reviews ways to promote interaction and involvement
in a journal club setting.
This course reviews the important interpersonal communication skills to
emphasize in interviews in order to convey your knowledge, skills and
professionalism in a way that will be remembered. Suggests practical
strategies to engage your interviewer and to reinforce your points.
Discusses preparation for an interview or day visit to a program, both
as far as the content of what you plan to convey and the way you convey
This session examines verbal and non-verbal communication skills
effective in building rapport and interacting one-on-one with patients
and colleagues alike. Describes how to alter and emphasize your
communication style for different learners, situations, purposes and
environments. Discusses ways to build effective working relationships
with peers and staff. Addresses how to deal with upset individuals or
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