Public Speaking for Non-Performers

Public Speaking for Non-Performers

April 24, 2017 Blog

Does getting in front of a room full of students still make you nervous after teaching for several years? Do you have a big conference presentation coming up? Want to get more audiences interested in your work through public platforms like podcasts, TED talks, and workshops? Or do you just want to get better at speaking in front of people? Scholars do a lot of public speaking, even though we might not think of it as such. And sharing your work in diverse public venues is increasingly a key part of being an engaged, relevant scholar today.

Come learn strategies for rocking your teaching, conference, and public presentations from someone who has put his performance background to work in academia: Dr. Terry K. Park. In this free webinar, Terry will share how people without performance experience can adapt some key techniques developed in theater and performance to academic and public intellectual settings.

Register now to join us live on Thursday, May 11, 12–1 pm EST

or to access the video any time

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About the author

Terry Park: Terry is a Coach in our Grad School Rockstars mentorship community, a playwright/ performance artist, and a lecturer in Asian American studies at the University of Maryland.