Preparing Conference Presentations
Paul Edwards (Professor in the School of Information and the Department of History) has prepared a guide on how to give effective academic talks, covering preparation, vocal techniques, software, timing, handling questions, and planning for disasters.
The College of Engineering has enlisted tips for creating effective and engaging professional presentations, which would be of interest to students in the humanities.
U-M Library has produced a Guide on Getting Started with Designing Professional Posters using Illustrator.
The Poster Shop, located within GroundWorks at Duderstadt Center on North Campus, offers high-quality, large-format poster printing and consultation services. It is open for printing 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Other printing locations on campus include the Angell Hall Courtyard Computing Site, SNRE IT Office, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Media Center.
Digital Presentation Tools
U-M Library Enabling Technologies Informationalist, Chase Masters, has created the “Online Presentations with Prezi” handout for students and faculty. Additionally, check out Prezi at the University of Michigan Facebook page for examples and tips on how to use this presentation tool for academic and professional purposes. For a review of Prezi presentation technology, please refer to this journal article, co-authored by Brian E. Perron, Associate Professor of Social Work, U-M School of Social Work, and made available through U-M Library Deep Blue Data.
The Sweetland Center for Writing has tips on how to create a successful PowerPoint presentation in PDF and Video formats.
Networking at Conferences
The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) provides professional development, networking, and training opportunities for employees (including postdoctoral fellows), with a focus on addressing the needs of women of color staff. The WCTF Events cover career development, project management, leadership development, conference planning, health & wellness, mentoring, and work-life balance. For more information about the WCTF, please contact Janice Reuben, WCTF Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org