12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Presenters often express the dual fear of forgetting what they intend to say and having their audience forget what they heard. Clearly, these worries are related. With the proper attention and practice, speakers can effectively deliver presentations that audiences remember. In this 90-minute talk, led by Stanford GSB instructor Matt Abrahams, you will learn techniques and best practices for:
- Remembering your content, such as employing good presentation hygiene, structuring your presentation, and practicing properly
- Making your content memorable for your audience, which include variation, relevance, and emotion
- Integrating these techniques to engage and delight your audience
This workshop is open to all Stanford Medicine faculty. Lunch will be provided.
Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and coach. He has published research articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication. He is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. Matt has worked with executives to help prepare and present keynote addresses and IPO road shows, conduct media interviews, and deliver TED talks. He is currently a member of the Management Communication Association (where he received a “Rising Star” award) as well as the National and Western States Communication Associations. Matt received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford and his graduate degree in communication studies from UC Davis.