Workshop Description: Imagine that you are in the spotlight as the speaker. All of a sudden, you have dry mouth and your thoughts freeze. The room might be spinning. The audience is looking at you, no, they are staring at you in a funny way. It’s a horrible moment for a presenter. Take a deep breath! This moment will pass and you will grow from this experience. This workshop series prepares us for unpleasant moments while you are on the stage. We’ll look at four common obstacles together, one in each workshop:
1. Stage unease
2. Combat hard questions from the audience
3. Know (no) how to use technology and what to do when it fails
4. Stand with the audience (engage them)
Facilitator: Niem Huynh, PhD, PPCC
Geographer. Inquirer. Risk taker (calculated). Niem is an educator and geographer by training and applies those skills to her role at Concordia University. Niem's diverse professional experience working in different positions within the university and non-profit sectors has ignited her interest in how people navigate their career paths.