MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014

Making the Most of Your Presentation, featuring Jean-luc Doumont

Dr. Jean-luc Doumont, Author of Trees, maps, and theorem, Dr. Marilyn Wilson, Associate Director of Career Counseling and Education

Jan/27 Mon 02:00PM-04:00PM 10-250

Enrollment: Registration through CareerBridge

Strong oral presentation skills are a key to success for engineers, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively, sometimes haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. Based on Dr. Doumont’s book Trees, maps, and theorems about “effective communication for rational minds” this lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations.  Among others, it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

Sponsor(s): Global Education and Career Development, Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE)
Contact: Marilyn Wilson, 12-170, 617-253-4744,