I love talking about engineering presentations. One of the most rewarding activities that I do is helping engineers and technical experts become better presenters. When they succeed, they exceed even their own expectations. At school, they stand out from their peers (in a good way). On the job, they get promoted.
As I was updating my own faculty yearly activities form today, I realized that in the last four months, I have given more than a few presentations about presentations or I have functioned as an organizer or judge for presentation events. I’m very honored that my colleagues, students, and grad students find value in the advice I have to give. Here are some of the fine organizations that I have worked with this academic year on the Cornell campus alone.
|2017, March 15||Cornell’s Three-Minute Thesis, finals judge||https://gradschool.cornell.edu/academics/office-academic-affairs/three-minute-thesis%C2%AE|
|2017, Feb 27||Cornell Engineers Without Borders; presentation about presentations||http://blogs.cornell.edu/teams/2016-teams/ewb/|
|2017, Feb 16||Cornell GradSWE; presentation about presentations|
|2016 and continuing||Cornell’s EERI Seismic Challenge student team; advising on competition report and presentation||https://blogs.cornell.edu/seismicdesignteam/|
|2017, Jan||Cornell Library Science Immersion Program; contributor and presenter||Provide communication instruction to a select number of graduate students in the sciences via Library Programs. http://guides.library.cornell.edu/ScienceImmersionProgram|
|2016, Nov||Cornell SPARK talks; committee member||https://www.library.cornell.edu/sparktalks|
|2016, Oct||Cornell SPARK talks; student evaluator||With the Cornell Libraries, presentation adviser and respondent. https://www.library.cornell.edu/sparktalks|
|2016 and continuing||Cornell AguaClara; presentations workshops||Served as consultant for better presentation practices. Workshop training on technical presentations. http://aguaclara.cee.cornell.edu/|