UCITE to host session on presentation skills

The ability to make an effective presentation is an important skill. Apart from simply a way to influence how others view you, preparing a good presentation helps sharpen an idea, deliver a more concise and pointed message and improve awareness of the power of language to persuade.

Whether teaching a new course or repeating one from previous years, faculty members should consider carefully how best to structure (or restructure) their courses for the best results.

Sarah de Swart, associate director of the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE), will discuss the main ingredients for good presentations, such as voice and body language, at the next UCITE session.

De Swart will draw on her experience as a professional actress to illustrate how faculty members can adapt some skills used in improvisational theater.

The session on presentation skills is Thursday, July 24, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Herrick Room on the ground floor of the Allen Building (at the corner of Adelbert Road and Euclid Avenue).

Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided. RSVP by emailing ucite@case.edu.

The following UCITE session, on Thursday, July 31, will focus on new features added to Blackboard.