Office of Student Life

Ohio Union Activities Board

How to Make Good Talks Great


Time: Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location: Online

Beyond good graphs, big fonts, and a loud voice, what makes a merely good talk truly excellent? In this talk, Dr. Todd Thompson discusses some key elements of great seminars, lectures, and colloquia taken from his experience in astrophysics research and teaching. He presents strategies for improving technical seminars, job talks, and public outreach talks, including the art of responding to questions and the trick of knowing what not to say. This talk is applicable to many STEM fields and non-STEM fields.

You can download the handout from the talk here.

For more presentation resources, click here.

Livestream: register and get the link here.

Please note that we have switched this event to livestream only (i.e., there will be no in-person session) due to public health concerns. Follow the link above to register and get the link to the livestream.

Kerry Hodak
Ohio Union Activities Board

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