Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12pm (Central)

Network To Your Next JobDo you get nervous when you’re asked to give a presentation or speak in front of an audience? Do you struggle to find the right words to convey your message and keep your audience interested in what you have to say?
In this webinar, we’ll talk about the three fundamentals of public speaking—preparation, presence, and practice—and how these fundamentals can help us become better public speakers and more effective leaders.
You’ll learn specific strategies for engaging your audience, structuring your presentation effectively, and managing anxieties about public speaking. We’ll also talk about how you can use your voice and body language to connect with the audience and convey confidence throughout your presentation.

Key Takeaways from this Webinar:

  • Tailoring your message to engage and motivate your audience
  • Using voice and gesture to highlight and amplify your message
  • Managing anxiety and conveying confidence as a public speaker
  • Learning effective practice routines to improve your public speaking skills


About the Presenter: 

Michael O’Toole leads the GRADTalk program at UChicagoGRAD, where he helps graduate students and postdocs improve their public speaking skills and prepare for interviews, presentations, and job talks. Michael received a PhD from the Department of Music at the University of Chicago in 2014 and developed his public speaking skills over several years presenting his research at national and international conferences. He organizes the University of Chicago’s annual Three Minute Thesis Competition, working with graduate students to help them prepare concise and engaging three minute presentations of their thesis research.




Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 12pm (Central)
Cost: Complimentary
Location: Online
Event Contact
Sam Constance
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Career Programs