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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W15
CE Offered: BACB
CANCELLED: Helping to Develop and Promote Effective Presentation Skills for Behavior Analysts
Thursday, May 25, 2023
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 2B
Area: DEV/CSS; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Julie Ackerlund Brandt, Ph.D.
Bonnie McGill (The Chicago Shcool of Professional Psychology ), Julie Ackerlund Brandt (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology ), Tyler Ré (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Description: Presenting research and/or the delivery of information is often thought as a verbal communication. However, it is the non-verbal communication of the presenter which can make or break the ability for the intended message to be heard by the audience. Effective nonverbal communication is key to delivering an impactful and memorable presentation. Nonverbal communication noted as seven key points to understand and learn to be an effective presenter. The seven nonverbal communication factors are physical behaviors, facial expressions, eye contact, body movements, physical appearance, personal appearance and physical self-concepts. Understanding these seven nonverbal communication components can lead to the presenter leaving their audience with an impactful message. This presentation will educate, teach, and train attendees how nonverbal communication can lead to an effective delivery of their message.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Understand the seven nonverbal communication styles. 2. Practice a 5-minute presentation in a dyad. (Was thinking of already having mini speeches written, on light topics (why I like air? or something light and non-controversial) and then have the attendees present an already prepared speech. Having them think, write and prepare speeches is too much. The point is to execute. 3. Peer evaluation. 4. Presenter self-evaluation. 5. Circle back to group for debriefing and final discussion.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through presentation and lecture, break, hands on learning and practice opportunity, self and peer reflection, and group discussion. Core content will be taught through lecture demonstrations of strategies will be provided. Supplemental materials will be provided to workshop attendees prior to the start of the workshop and after. (I want to give a handout prior so they can make notes) and they will need it for their mini practice sessions.
Audience: Academics including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and applied researchers who are interested in bettering their presentation skills.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): posters, presentation



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