Workshops-Global Communication Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Upcoming Workshops

The Global Communication Center  offers several workshops each semester.  These workshops are free and are open to all CMU students, faculty, staff, or alumni.  More information and links to register are below.

Team Communication

Thursday, September 18, 4:30pm
Porter Hall 107E
(limited to 35 participants)

Teamwork is becoming central professional life, but most students don’t know how to manage a team project so it flows smoothly.  This workshop will teach you how to create a teamwork infrastructure that will help you avoid the most common team problems.  You will learn strategies for structuring your collaboration, making the most of your project manager, collaborating on a large group document.  This workshop will also cover effective strategies for talking with your teammates when problems do occur.  The advice in this workshop is based on Dr. Wolfe’s research interviewing hundreds of students and professionals about their team experiences and practices.

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Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations

This workshop presents recent research on effective PowerPoint presentation slide design.  You will learn how to balance text and visual elements and gain hands-on practice in revising poorly designed slides.  We will also teach strategies for effective oral delivery.  This workshop is a repeat of the very popular workshop on PowerPoint presentations we gave last year.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Dates: TBA

Designing Scientific Posters

This workshop will focus on how to design effective scientific research posters.  We will discuss good and bad examples of scientific posters and then teach you how to use emphasis and create a compelling visual "story" or narrative about your research project and findings.  You will learn about how to use whitespace effectively and how to use a grid to create an effective visual layout.  We will also review the logistics of printing your poster on campus at CMU.

Dates: TBA

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