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The Art and Science of Presentation by Design

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The University Club of McMaster

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1280 Main St W

Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

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Can't make it Feb 20th? Sign up for the next offering on March 20, 2018

The goal of this day is to provide evidence-based strategies and insights for designing and delivering effective and engaging materials for presentations. Whether you are a teacher, trainer or professional, understanding how to enhance your message for focus, clarity, and engagement will help your audience retain information for the long-term.

Note: Please bring a laptop to fully participate in workshop activities. Enrollment will be limited to 25 participants.


This workshop is divided into 3 components:


9:00AM9:30AM Breakfast (provided), introductions

9:30AM12:00PM Workshop Part 1: Presentation Structure, Story, and Message (led by Dr. Joe Kim)

12:00PM12:45PM Lunch (provided)

12:45PM3:00PM Workshop Part 2: Multimedia Design Principles for Effective Slide Design (led by Dr. Barb Fenesi & Paulina Rzeczkowska)

3:00PM3:15PM Break (refreshments provided)

3:15PM4:30PM Closing Keynote: Presentation rehearsal and delivery (guest speaker, Dr. John Bandler)



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Think about the boring, confusing, and disorganized presentations that you have sat through (and delivered) that failed to connect with the audience. Applying findings developed in controlled-lab and classroom-based studies can lead to improved presentations which translate into durable learning that extends from short-term memory to long-term retention. Unfortunately, many presenters have little understanding of the underlying multimedia learning principles that can guide attention, memory and learning. This hands-on workshop introduces the importance of creating a "story structure", key design principles, and a practical plan for delivering presentations with a cohesive message.



Joseph Kim

Dr. Joe Kim is an Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University. He coordinates the innovative MacIntroPsych program, directs the Applied Cognition in Education Lab and organizes the annual McMaster Symposium on Education & Cognition. His research interests include mutlimedia learning principles and evidence-based approaches to education and training. Follow him on Twitter @ProfJoeKim


Barbara Fenesi

Dr. Barb Fenesi is an expert in multimedia design learning principles and has published widely in education and cognition. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow in the NeuroFitLab in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. She applies her background in cognitive psychology to better understand factors that promote brain and body health and uncover evidence-based strategies that promote memory and learning across the lifespan. In July 2018, she will begin her appointment as a Canada Research Chair in Education at Western University.


Paulina Rzeczkowska

Paulina Rzeczkowska is a multimedia specialist with over 10 years of experience in digital image creation and its implementation for visual communication. With her unique interdisciplinary background in neuroscience (Master of Science) and commercial photography, she understands and values scientific evidence and possesses acute artistic skill. Her approach to design is informed, creative, and aesthetically salient. She was a key member of the development team for the online web modules used in the MacIntroPsych program and continues to provide multimedia services for high-stakes, high-profile projects for the McMaster community and beyond.





Closing Keynote: Special Guest Speaker, Dr. John Bandler

“Great Slides. Great Script. But Can You Deliver?”

Issues surrounding live presentations based on story-telling, first impressions, authenticity, articulation, stage presence, admitting setbacks, and more are presented, including various traps and hidden agendas of subtext. The emphasis is on you being engaging, being understood, being trusted. I offer presentation dos and don’ts for your consideration, as well as observations to ensure that you, your slides and your audiences find yourselves on the same side rather than in conflict. Examples are drawn from diverse arenas as such politics, the theatre, art and TV placement of talking heads.


John Bandler - photo by Beth Bandler

McMaster professor emeritus John Bandler, OC, is an engineer, entrepreneur, innovator, researcher, artist, speaker, director, and author of fiction, including stage plays. He has published more than 500 technical papers, won numerous professional awards, and pioneered the space mapping technology in 1993. In 1997, Hewlett-Packard acquired his company Optimization Systems Associates Inc. He is a Fellow of several societies, including the Royal Society of Canada. He has been honoured by a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and appointed Officer of the Order of Canada. He mentors individuals for public presentations, and co-organized the first ever 3MT® competition at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium in 2017, an event to be continued in 2018.

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The Great Hall

1280 Main St W

Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

Canada

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