Effective Presenting 101 Series: Effective Visuals Workshop


Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative

Helping researchers make their science accessible by teaching them to hone their content, physical presence, visuals and voice to effectively engage a variety of audiences.

The Effective Presenting 101 Series takes you through each of the basic steps needed to present effectively: honing content and creating trajectory, designing effective visuals, and developing a dynamic presence. Together these skills combine to increase the comprehension, credibility and connection needed to maximize your impact when presenting.

The second workshop, Effective Visuals, explores how to use PowerPoint and other technology to effectively supplement your talk, without interfering with people’s experience of listening to you. Sample slides for everything from methodology overviews, to results, to effective hooks will be shared to give you ideas about how to effectively develop visuals for your next presentation.

These 45-minute workshops can be taken independently or as a series, depending on your needs and presentation goals. There will be an additional 15-minute Q&A at the end of the workshop for people to ask their questions. 

The workshops are hosted live on Zoom. Advanced registration is required.

Winter 2021 semester:

Content Development

  • Tuesday January 18 @ 4:00pm
  • Thursday January 20 @ 11:30am

Effective Visuals

  • Tuesday January 25 @ 4:00pm
  • Thursday January 27 @ 11:30am

Delivery Strategies

  • Tuesday February 1 @ 4:00pm
  • Thursday February 3 @ 11:30am

Additional workshops and event can be found on the Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative website.

As a McGill student, your participation in this workshop will be automatically recognized on your co-curricular record (CCR)! Having your co-curricular activities listed in one document can help you revise your CV or cover letter, prepare for interviews, and explore career options. To learn more, please visit McGill myInvolvement.

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