I have been fortunate to regularly lecture at colleges and universities around the country and am writing this post at 30,000 feet on a red eye flight returning from Boulder following a lecture at a conference at the University of Colorado. The presentation was entitled Know Your ABC’s, and you will be reading more about it in the coming months. Aimed at those in the academic community, the presentation helps to take research material and effectively present it to those in, and outside, of the researcher’s discipline and the greater community.
Other recent lectures have included topics ranging from on topics ranging from Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs to Message Development 101 to Pre-Crisis Communication to Connecting with your Class: Communication Strategy for Professors (and a whole host of others) to Communicating outside of the Classroom: Communication Strategy for Faculty and Staff.
In a university setting, public speaking and presentation skills are just as crucial for faculty and professors as these skills are for students. Holding a student’s attention is not easy with the distractions one is up against and in a classroom where attendance may not even be mandatory, the challenge is even greater.
If you are a college or university professor or faculty member, and have an interest in hosting one of these lectures in your classroom, or at your conference, please send over an email, and let’s see if there is a time where I will be traveling to your locale in the next few months.