30 September 2013

Giving your first presentation?

I could (and should) write a whole blog post (and probably will soon) about giving your first presentation at a conference.  Because honestly I wasn't there that long ago...well 5 years, but it's not that long.

But I digress. My friends Maurice Coleman and Jill Hurst-Wahl are doing a free webinar on Tuesday October 8 on some tips and tricks on how to give your first presentation (or even your second, third, fourth, and so on.) I've know both Jill and Maurice for a few years now and both of them are excellent presenters and provide great advice in simple, easy to understand language. In other words its not an academic paper being read on how to do a presentation. It's a presentation on things they've learned over the years to help you make a better presentation.  And even if you're given presentations before you can always learn more.  I plan on attending it just for that reason!

So I highly recommend that you check out their presentation.

The details are below:


Are you a new professional, who needs to give presentations in order to advance in your career?  Will you need to give a presentation as part of a job interview?  Have you given professional presentations and wonder how you can improve?  If you answer "yes" to any of those questions, then this is for you!

Join Jill Hurst-Wahl and Maurice Coleman on Tuesday, October 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST, for a free webinar on how to give an outstanding presentation. During "Giving Your First Conference Presentation: What No One Tells You (or When PowerPoint and Good Intentions Meet Reality)", Jill and Maurice will share what they have learned from the presentations that they have given, and from the presentations that they have seen and sometime suffered through.  After this webinar, you will be more confident during your presentation because you will know what to do and what to avoid.

To register for this free webinar, go http://ischool.syr.edu/contact/20yrswebseriesRSVP.aspx  Please note that this webinar will use Adobe Connect, which requires no special equipment except your computer and an Internet connection.
Who are Jill and Maurice?

Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of both its library and information science & LIS with school media specialization programs. She is a member of SLA’s Board of Directors and the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council. As her schedule allows, she participates in the bimonthly library training podcast T is for Training (@tisfortraining).

Jill has been giving presentations for several decades, and in 2013 spoke at several state library association conferences, the Computers in Libraries Conference, and the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. She is often asked for her advice on how to improve a formal or informal presentation.

You can find Jill on Twitter at @jill_hw and through her blog, Digitization 101.

Maurice Coleman is the author of Crash Course in Presentations, which will be released by ABC-Clio Publishing in 2014. He is the technical trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library, host of the long running library training podcast T is for Training (@tisfortraining), and a member of the board of the American Library Association’s Learning RoundTable.

Maurice has over 20 years of experience training all ages how to sensibly use technology and computer hardware and software. He has presented at numerous conferences on topics such as digital personal branding, technology implementation, presentation and training skills, community development and effectively using social media.

For his work, Maurice was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and received the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Davis McCarn Technology Award. You can find him on Twitter at @baldgeekinmd.

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