TED speaker Melissa Marshall: Transforming Slide Design - a session for students
Feb 12, 2020
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
103 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
A Lecture for UI Graduate Students
Popular TED Speaker and science communications expert Melissa Marshall will deliver this 90 minute lecture.
Using a slide design strategy proven to make technical presentations more understandable, memorable, and persuasive, your team will learn to create better presentation slides using an engaging, assertion-evidence design structure. Through a series of exercises and critiques using their own material, participants will learn the theory behind the structure and how to make immediate improvements.
About Melissa Marshall
Melissa Marshall is on a mission: to transform how scientists present their work. That’s because she believes that even the best science is destined to remain undiscovered unless it’s presented in a clear and compelling way that sparks innovation and drives adoption. For almost a decade, she’s traveled around the world to work with Fortune 100 corporations, institutions and universities, teaching the proven strategies she’s mastered through her consulting work and during her time as a faculty member with the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State University.
Attendees at Melissa's workshops receive the practical skills and natural confidence they need to immediately shift their “information dump”-style presentations into ones that are meaningful, engaging, and inspire people to take action.
For a sneak peek, check out her TED talk, “Talk Nerdy to Me.” It’s been watched by more than one million people (and counting).
Melissa's workshop is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, IIHR, Graduate College, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
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