Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Panel #35
CE Offered: BACB
PDS: Giving Effective and Engaging Oral Presentations
Saturday, May 23, 2020
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Marriott Marquis, Level M4, Independence A-C
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Ph.D.
Chair: Allyson R Salzer (University of Kansas)
FLORENCE D. DIGENNARO REED (University of Kansas)
AMY J. HENLEY (Western New England University)

Effective presenting is an important skill for graduate students do develop in the context of their training. However, effective dissemination is often neglected in training programs which is problematic in regard to professional advancement and overall dissemination to the field. This question-and-answer-style Professional Development Series panel will offer an opportunity for students to ask questions regarding oral presentations. The panelists will discuss all components to presenting, from creation of slides and effective story-telling to delivery based on audience type. Panelists will focus on three main components to presentations: organization and structure, slides, and delivery. Presenters will offer advice on how to give effective and engaging presentations while giving enough time for ample questions from the audience. The goal of this panel is to offer insight and advice to students on how to become a more effective and engaging presenter through the expertise of the invited panelists

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Graduate students, certified behavior analysts

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the panel, attendees should (1) have a basic overview of how to design and set-up an oral presentation, (2) learn basic aesthetic tips on the creation of slides, and (3) learn how to keep targeted audiences engaged by providing an effective presentation.
Keyword(s): Dissemination, Presentations, Professional Development



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