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 (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, staff, or alumni. These workshops are appropriate for students at all levels of study, in the sciences and humanities.        

Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
April 22, 2015

Have you ever sat through a tedious or confusing PowerPoint presentation? This workshop will help you create effective PowerPoint presentations that present your research in a clear and compelling way. We will introduce innovative research on designing visually effective slides that increase audience engagement. We will also practice constructing and revising PowerPoint slides, and discuss other strategies for organizing and delivering your PowerPoint presentation. Pizza will be provided.

Designing Effective Research Posters

Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
April 22, 2015

This workshop will also provide advice on designing effective research posters.  We will teach you some fundamental visual design principles to create a compelling and memorable research poster.  This workshop will help you create a persuasive visual "story" or narrative about your research project and findings. We will also discuss and critique several strong and weak examples of research posters. This popular workshop is appropriate for students in the sciences and humanities. Pizza will be provided.        

Our PowerPoint and Research Poster workshops will be presented jointly; students have the option to attend both sessions or just one. Please register for these combined workshops at our GCC Eventbrite Page!

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