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A Skill Worth Developing: Making Your Point in 30 Seconds

January 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



A Skill Worth Developing: Making Your Point in 30 Seconds

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Dr. Mary Sánchez Lanier, Assistant Vice Provost


We’ve all had this experience: We think we’re concisely explaining our research (or professional accomplishments, or teaching experiences, etc.) but then find listeners staring back glassy-eyed or starting to fidget, ready, it seems, to change the subject as quickly as possible. Being in that situation is uncomfortable and frustrating, plus you never get your message across. We’re all interesting and have good information to share! But sooner or later, it becomes clear that we need to know our audiences and develop an effective delivery paradigm.

There is a time-tested solution that works: Cultivate proficiency at delivering a 30-second elevator pitch! In this workshop, you will collect ideas and tips, and leave equipped to craft your own. We will share information and connect best practices (and, yes, there are do’s and don’ts). With a little practice, you can communicate effectively to just about any audience or in any situation—whether you are applying for a job, offering to collaborate with a colleague, meeting a representative of a funding agency, introducing yourself to a star in your field, talking to the general public, or explaining your work to Aunt Bess and Uncle Harry. Remember, you only have one chance to make a good first impression, so invest in yourself and prepare to make the most of it!”



**Lunch will be provided

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January 31, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


CUB L60 (Butch’s Den)
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States