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Winning Academic Presentation Skills 2023


The Library is pleased to offer the following three discussion workshops on presentation skills and presentation competence that are co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students.

Fluent and Successful: Oral Presentation Skills in Chinese

Date 7 Nov 2023 (Tuesday)
Time 02:30pm - 04:15pm
Speaker Dr. Felix Chao
Senior Lecturer, ILC
Medium Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua
Venue Online
Workshop Description In this workshop, you will learn about various types of oral presentations for academic purposes. You will discuss how to make the best use of the presentation format, and will examine the issues that you will need to pay attention to when presenting in Cantonese. You will also discuss the use of multimedia tools and how to deal with difficulties that you might experience during oral presentations.

Enhancing oral presentation competence with AI-powered tools

Date 8 Nov 2023 (Wednesday)
Time 02:30pm - 04:30pm
Speaker Dr. Paula Hodgson
Medium English
Venue User Education Room, University Library
Workshop Description Postgraduate students often need to give short presentations to different audiences. You may present your research in your departments, faculties, or conferences, both locally and internationally. This workshop is intended to empower you with key skills that may captivate your audience.
Good content structure of your research work, precise and accurate contents with visually engaging graphics are essential in presentation slides when giving professional and proficient oral presentations. Apart from structure and content, a presenter's pace and tone of delivery are key to drawing the attention of the audience. In this workshop, AI-powered tools are introduced in a way that participants may use them to receive timely impartial feedback, including evaluation of content clarity, accuracy and relevance, and analysis of voice quality, tone and pace.
Unlike many workshops, this is an interactive workshop. To fine-tune your oral presentation skills to the next level, participants will practise these skills, including using these tools and interactions with fellow participants. You will also learn tips and tricks on handling stage fright and responding to 'questions and answers' professionally. By becoming AI-ready graduates, this workshop will boost your confidence to deliver captivating presentations.

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