Association for Behavior Analysis International

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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Workshop #W73
CE Offered: BACB
Ignite Your Audience: How to Really Present Presentations Like a Real Presenter (Really!)
Friday, May 24, 2019
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Swissôtel, Third Floor, Bianco
Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Corey L. Robertson, M.S.
COREY L. ROBERTSON (ABA Tech / Florida Tech)
Description: Presenting information to a variety of audiences is an integral part of the professional’s role in dissemination of our science and practice (BACB, 2014). Yet, as Friman (2014) reports, “apparently, the front of the room contains stimuli so aversive that, when queried, many people report fearing it more than death itself. “ Even when professionals do brave the front of the room, they may not achieve their objectives- for a variety of reasons, ranging from the quality and format of their materials to the presentation of those materials. In this three-hour WORKshop, participants will learn how to tell their story and use technology ethically and effectively to ensure their audiences achieve the learning objectives and walk away inspired! Following a brief period of lecture and demonstration, participants will develop a 5-minute presentation using these guidelines with support from the instructor and peers, deliver this presentation, and receive supportive feedback. Note: A laptop or tablet with Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote installed is required, and some prior experience with presentation software is preferred. Additionally, participants may have a specific topic or data to present, but this is not required.
Learning Objectives: 1. Cite elements from the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code regarding Responsibility to the Profession and Public statements. 2. Recognize the key elements of “The hero’s journey”, and use these elements in a presentation 3. Define and use elements of contrast in public speaking. 4. Develop slides using thematic elements, using media with appropriate licensing to refrain from copyright or trademark infringement. 6. Present to peers in a dynamic and engaging manner.
Activities: The format includes a demonstration of concepts and skills, the opportunity to practice them in developing and presenting a short presentation, with feedback from the workshop author and peer audience.
Audience: Undergraduate or graduate students, professors, researchers, and practitioners who wish to present more effectively at conferences to peers or in the community to a general audience
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Dissemination, Presenting, Professionalism



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