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Performance Techniques to Enhance Teaching and Communicate Research (for Grad Students and Postdocs)

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Event Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 9:30am

Note: this workshop will be held twice, once from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Next Monday and Tuesday, UK graduate students and postdocs will have a rare opportunity to learn techniques of audience engagement with one of the country’s leading academic performance specialists, Dr. Daniel Pollack-Pelzner. A former public speaking coach, Dr. Pelzner is the Ronnie Lacroute Chair in Shakespeare Studies at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. He will be on campus to lead two workshops, a two-hour session focused on teaching and communicating research to public audiences, and a three-hour session on presenting at academic conferences and job talks. Preregistration is required (preferably by Oct. 5th for refreshment and lunch count purposes).

Whenever you teach a class or present your scholarship, you're a performer: you want to capture the audience's attention and transform its stance toward your topic. How can you make your audience lean forward, eager to follow the intellectual journey you're leading--even when they know nothing about your field? This interactive workshop will offer accessible strategies from theater, voice training, and improv to help you engage your students and colleagues. Whether you're teaching your first section or entering the 3MT competition, you can learn to use your voice, body, and environment more effectively to make your performance click. Please bring a short description of a topic that you anticipate needing to teach or present. Note: This session is designed for graduate students and postdocs in ALL disciplines.

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