Presentation Skills Handout

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Presentation and public speaking skills are required of all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for success in their programs and chosen career fields. For English language learners, additional resources are available to help address the challenges of communicating in a non-native language.

Workshops and Events

Rock the Talk Part 2: Creating an Effective and Memorable Presentation

Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 5pm-6:30pm, Graduate Center, 1220 Walker Hall (Gibeling Room)

Learn proven techniques for creating successful and memorable presentations for conferences, meetings, seminars, and even to present your work to non-academic audiences. You do not have to have attended Part 1 to attend this workshop – all are welcome to attend!  Register here.

Grad Slam Info Session

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 12pm-1pm, Gibeling Room - Walker Hall

Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses compete to introduce their research to a general audience. Participants are judged on how well they engage the audience, how clearly they communicate key concepts and how effectively they focus and present their ideas—all in three minutes or less. Learn more about the structure of the competition, and how to prepare for the recorded and live components. Register here.

Grad Slam Practice Session (1/3)

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 1pm-2:30pm, Loury Studio - Walker Hall

Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses compete to introduce their research to a general audience. Join other competitors for a facilitated practice session (2 of 4) to refine your talk, get and share feedback, and prepare for all aspects of the competition. Register here.

Grad Slam Practice Session (2/3)

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 12:30pm-2pm, Loury Studio - Walker Hall

Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses compete to introduce their research to a general audience. Join other competitors for a facilitated practice session (3 of 4) to refine your talk, get and share feedback, and prepare for all aspects of the competition. Register here.

Grad Slam Practice Session (3/3)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 3:30pm-5pm, Loury Studio - Walker Hall

Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses compete to introduce their research to a general audience. Join other competitors for a facilitated practice session (4 of 4) to refine your talk, get and share feedback, and prepare for all aspects of the competition. Register here.

Presentation Skills Consultations

Schedule a Consultation - be sure to scroll to the bottom of the CEE page to find resource!
Available through a partnership with the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), receive feedback to make your presentations more engaging and better learning experiences for your audience.

Grad Slam

The annual Grad Slam competition provides an opportunity to hone public speaking skills through a competition to find the best three-minute research presentation given by a UC Davis graduate student. The winner of the campus-wide competition will compete in the UC system-wide competition in the spring quarter. Prizes are awarded at both competitions.

Teaching and Presentation Anxiety

Fear of public speaking is common and highly treatable.  Receive tips for controlling teaching and presentation anxiety by making an appointment with a counselor at Counseling Services.

Tutoring or Language Exchange

The UC Davis Language program hosts the Tandem Language Exchange.  This program helps a native speaker of one language to find a native speaker of another language to help each other in language learning.

Courses for English Language Learners

The quarters offered and credits vary by term. Please go to the website to find the most up to date information.

Additional Resources for English Language Learners

 

Additional Handouts:
Success and Socialization | Writing and Publishing | Presentation Skills | Teaching and Mentoring
Leadership and Management | Professionalism and Ethics | Career Management | Wellness and Life Balance

URL for this page: https://gradpathways.ucdavis.edu/presentation-skills

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Contact Us

  • Office Phone: 530-754-1457
  • Email: gpi@ucdavis.edu