Communication Skills

Making the Most of Your Presentation

11 am to 1 pm, October 09, 2017

Strong presentation skills are a key to success for researchers 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 or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. In this talk, Dr Doumont proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: he covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

Facilitated by: Jean-luc Doumont, PhD

Communicating the Value of Your Research to a Broad Audience

11 am to 1 pm, November 09, 2017

Finding the right researcher, clinician, or industry partner is the first step for a successful research collaboration, but it’s only half the challenge. Most failed connections are a result of a disconnect when trying to communicate the value in a partnership. This workshop will address this challenge by teaching the importance of value propositions and communicating research in a way that makes it compelling for every audience.

Crucial Accountability

10 am, October 13, 2017

This program is a "video-on," interactive session that will include small group breakout sessions.

This is a 2-part workshop. Participants must attend both parts.

Part 1
March 9
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Part 2
March 16
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Crucial Conversations

10 am, March 22, 2018

This will be a two-day workshop on Crucial Conversations, held one week apart. Participants must attend both days.

January Workshop

January 11  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
January 18  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

June Workshop

June 7  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
June 14  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Kick A$$ Scientific Presentations

11 am, January 02, 2020

As physicians and scientists we are often given the opportunity to present our work or speak at scientific meetings, but there are very few resources on how to give a great scientific talk. Scientists often overwhelm their audience with data-heavy cluttered slides that detract from the message rather than enhancing your work. Audiences remember information better if the speaker is engaging and can make them care about the data, a task that has become more difficult with the sudden "new normal" of virtual presentations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Adding Humor to Presentations

2 pm, January 03, 2020

Think about the last time you laughed while listening to a presentation. Would you like to be that kind of presenter? Humor helps your presentation “stick,” and elevates your audience. And it can help you bring energy and enthusiasm to the sometimes daunting task of speaking. Yes, humor is serious business! Join us for this inter-active workshop to learn techniques for adding humor including the use of stories, cartoons, and improv. Bring a slide, a story, or humorous “idea in progress” and present it to a supportive group to increase your H.Q. (Humor Quotient)! 

Social Media Ambassadors: How To Navigate Twitter & Maximize Your Presence on Social Media

11 am, January 18, 2021

Interested in social media for promoting your work at Michigan Medicine? Join Ed Bottomley, Social Media Strategist for Michigan Medicine Department of Communication for a session on how to navigate twitter and maximize your presence on social media.

This session will provide a broad explanation of Michigan Medicine's social media strategy, guidance on privacy, how to set up your Twitter bio, and best practices for Twitter. Information on how to set up a Twitter account will be sent in advance.