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Writing and Speaking

Developing Social Communication Skills for Business Advancement
Phyllis Thesier, Toastmasters
Fri Jan 23, 10-11:30am, E51-361

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Limited to 10 participants.
Single session event

You have superb knowledge of your technical area, yet cannot get others to "buy in" to your ideas. Sometimes you think others talk about the most inane subjects during work. Learn how to develop rapport and gain support from your colleagues by upgrading your social conversation skills.
Contact: Ruth Levitsky, E52-252, x3-3399, levitsky@mit.edu
Sponsor: Economics

Effective Speaking
Barbara Smith
Tue, Thu, Jan 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 04-06:00pm, 1-390

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 02-Jan-2004
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: None Required

Have you always wondered why some people seem at ease with public speaking? Have others told you to speak up because you speak too softly, or perhaps you are self-conscious because of your accent? Well, this class is for you! You will learn the proper techniques for projecting your voice and delivering a talk.
Contact: Barbara Smith, 5-320, x3-0137, bsmith@mit.edu
Sponsor: Ocean Engineering

Making the Most of Your Presentation
Dr. Jean-luc Doumont, Communication Consultant
Wed Jan 21, 03:30-05:00pm, 4-231

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Effective presentations skills are a major asset for engineers, scientists, and other professionals. Professional presentations hold a persuasive power not found in print documents or electronic messages. This seminar will describe a five-step method for an effective presentation: how to plan it, design it, create the visual aids, deliver it, and answer questions.
Contact: Cindy Dernay Tervalon, 5-122, x3-3371, cdernay@mit.edu
Sponsor: Teaching and Learning Lab

Persuasive Proposals
Sally Susnowitz
Thu Jan 22, 02:30-04:30pm, 1-134

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 14-Jan-2004
Limited to 20 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: none

Proposal writing is an art and a skill. Learn about design strategies, persuasive techniques, and core principles in this focused discussion about writing successful proposals.
Contact: Sally Susnowitz, 4-104, x8-7344, susnowit@mit.edu
Sponsor: Public Service Center

Phase II Mathematical Writing
S. Kleiman
Tue Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30am-12:00pm, 2-147

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session

Workshops designed to help mathematics majors fulfill Phase II of the Writing Requirement by developing and improving their papers.
Contact: S. Kleiman, 2-278, x3-4996, kleiman@math.mit.edu
Sponsor: Mathematics

Plagiarism: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Plagiarism but Were Afraid to Ask
Steven Strang
Wed Jan 21, 10am-12:00pm, 14N-317

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 15-Jan-2004
Limited to 15 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: none

A discussion (with exercises) about the nature of plagiarism--how to recognize it, how to avoid it, how to distinguish it from research and from collaboration.
Contact: Steven Strang, 14N-316, 253-4459, smstrang@mit.edu
Sponsor: Writing and Communication Center

Technical Presentations for Graduate Students
Nhut Ho
Thu Jan 8, 06-08:00pm, 3-133

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up

Have your technical presentations sometimes just bombed? Common problems graduate students and postdocs face when giving technical presentations will be explored. Fundamentals of advance preparation, slide design, and presentation delivery will be explored in the first part. In the second part, you will gain practical experience by doing a prepared, 5-minute presentation of your research. Each presentation will be evaluated constructively by an experienced evaluator. If you are interested in presenting, bring a 5-minute presentation (in a PC floppy diskette or zip drive or transparency slides) to the workshop. We will enter you in a lottery and try to accommodate as many presentations as we can.
Contact: Nhut Ho, nho@mit.edu
Sponsor: Toastmasters@MIT

Toastmasters Clubs at MIT
Ruth Levitsky
Schedule: TBD
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session

Visit Toastmasters at MIT and find out how you can improve your presentation skills.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/personnel/toastmasters
Contact: Ruth Levitsky, E52, x3-3399, levitsky@mit.edu
Sponsor: Toastmasters@MIT

Writing for Change: Service-Learning Opportunities in Writing Subjects, for Spring 2004
Andrea Walsh
Wed Jan 28, 01-03:00pm, 14E-310

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

This is a workshop for the MIT community (students, staff, faculty) on writing and service-learning, an educational approach that combines service to the community with academic learning. In this workshop we will showcase past service-learning projects and present service-learning opportunities in Spring 2004 writing courses.
Contact: Andrea Walsh, 14N-214, 452-2228, aswalsh@mit.edu
Sponsor: Writing and Humanistic Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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