Staging a Non-Fiction Performance: A Survival Guide to Public Speaking
Want to develop your public speaking skills for conference presentations, job talks, and more? Join us this week for a fun and useful workshop with Dr. Thomas Freeland.
Staging a Non-Fiction Performance: A Survival Guide to Public Speaking Dr. Thomas Freeland
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
4:15-5 pm, Spilker 317
Refreshments at 4 pm
Abstract: Public speaking is performing-- crafting an event to make your research clear to a listening audience, catching and keeping their attention in order to guide them through the ideas you have to share. In this workshop Thomas Freeland (a lecturer in Stanford's Oral Communication Program) will guide you through a checklist of steps to take as you prepare to present before a live audience. Organization of material, rapport with the audience, body language, voice and visual aids will all be addressed.
Biography: Thomas Freeland received his B.F.A. and M.A. in Theatre from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. in Drama from Stanford. He has taught at the University of Colorado, American Conservatory Theatre, Oberlin College and since 2000 at Stanford. In addition to teaching public speaking and voice at Stanford, he continues to contribute as a theatre practitioner and scholar through acting, directing, writing and publishing translations of plays