When: November 21, 2017 (Tuesday); 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: CEME 1204
Event Coordinator: Kevin Parrish
On November 21, 2017, the UBC CSCE welcomed Julie Howgate to the campus to provide a presentation on effective communication in public speaking. The event covered details from scripting a presentation up to speaking, and gave many useful tips on how to give your presentation more passion and conviction. On top of this, the event also discussed the importance of effective listening. The advice for speakers included details such as expressing your points through body language, emphasizing how the topic affects the audience, and how important tone is when speaking. The three main questions Julie recommended asking yourself while developing a presentation are:
- What do I want to talk about?
- Why do I want to talk about it?
- Why is it important, to both me and the audience?
These three points should act as a guide in presenting, and ensure that the speaker remains relevant to the audience. The practical advice will surely improve the presentation skills of those who attended, and the chapter would like to again thank Julie Howgate for providing the workshop for the chapter.
Julie Howgate is a Public Speaking Coach and Instructor at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, and has facilitated for hugely successful organizations such as TEDX East Van, UBC Science & Engineering Dept, Peak Potentials, Master Training, Warrior Sage and World Luminaries among others. She is no stranger to working with individuals and groups and has been a speaker coach and acting teacher to over a thousand students from all walks of life for over a decade.