How to Give an Engaging Presentation | GPSC28


Oral presentation skills are essential for every graduate student to successfully convey key aspects of their work in class, at academic conferences, and to potential employers.

This workshop series will outline elements that contribute to effective presentations, including preparation, structure, and delivery. We will discuss how to construct a presentation, as well as select appropriate visual aids and strategies to deliver your presentation in an engaging manner.

In addition, we have updated this workshop to include strategies for presenting in virtual environments including tips for a professional presentation in a home office setting and effective virtual engagement tools.

The first part will present the theory on the essentials of graduate presentation skills. Optional 2nd part: participants will be asked to prepare and deliver a 3-minutes presentation to the class and will receive feedback from both their peers and the workshop leader.

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the structure of an effective presentation,
  2. Identify the elements of an effective presentation, in terms of visual support, presenter approach and the virtual environment,
  3. Present their own work in 3-5 minutes, (optional)
  4. Use strategies for receiving feedback from their audience. (optional)

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Keenan Manning and Maxine Iannuccilli.

Keenan is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Education at Concordia. Previously, he has studied at a number of different institutions in a variety of fields, including adult education, international relations, advertising, and international business, and holds a certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Prior to joining a Concordia, he was engaged in teaching support, elearning, academic tutoring, and academic soft skills development at a number of different institutions in his hometown of Hong Kong.
Maxine Iannuccilli is a doctoral candidate in psychology at Concordia University, leading SSHRC-funded research examining the development of gender stereotypes. Maxine is a SSHRC Storytellers Top 25 Finalist & Concordia University’s 2022 Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) PhD Winner.


Event details

Workshop Location

Sir George Williams

Start Date

Thursday, November 3, 2022

End Date

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Workshop days



From 09:30 to 11:30


Keenan Manning

Maxine Iannuccilli


Sophia Magliocca


24 / 30

Registration deadline

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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