PRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Being able to communicate and share your ideas effectively is important in an academic setting. These are skills directly transferable to a professional environment.
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Tutorials and Seminars Group Work Assertiveness Presentation Skills
Tutorials and Seminars
Tutorials and seminars are an important part of your learning experience at university. Actively participating and exchanging ideas with other students in a group environment enables you to improve your communication skills and learn together.
Effective Tutorial Contribution
Effective Seminar Contribution
At university, group work is a common tool used in seminars, labs or tutorials. It is an increasingly popular means of assessment in Queen's and is perceived as a vital employability skill.
Assertiveness is behaviour which helps individuals to communicate clearly and confidently their needs, wants and feelings to others without negatively impacting their rights in any way (Lindenfield, 1992). Below you will find a virtual workshop and some resources for developing assertive behaviour in your studies and during your time at university.
Assess Your Assertiveness Questionnaire
Giving a presentation at University can be overwhelming, so it is important to develop your confidence in this area. The resources below give an overview of both oral and poster presentations, providing important tips along the way.
Top Tip: less is more when it comes to PowerPoint. You want to grab the attention of your audience, but not distract them too much from what you are saying. Usually short bullet points or diagrams work best.
5 Quick Tips for Effective Presentations
Introduction to PowerPoint - Part 1: Oral Presentations
Introduction to PowerPoint - Part 2: Poster Presentations