Communication Science Meets Presentation Effectiveness

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Ascender - 6401 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Do you want to overcome the fear and be a master in public speaking?

Join us for Communication Science Meets Presentation Effectiveness, with Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, PH.D. This course is designed to offer the theory and practice of principles of public speaking, with an emphasis on the compositional and presentational aspects of
communication in formal speaking situations, specifically for business and community grassroots.

Course Objectives
1. Develop familiarity with the three traditional purposes of presentations — to
educate, motivate, and facilitate;
2. Improve the four speaker qualities used in successful public speaking – crafting
the story, cultivating the delivery, connecting with the audience, and
complimenting prose with visuals;
3. Improve proficiency in public speaking skills;
4. Decrease speaking apprehension.

About the presenter:
Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow is Co-director of the UPMC Voice Center, Director of Speech-Language Pathology-Voice Division and Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.She holds a secondary appointment in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. After receiving her master’s degree in speech-language pathology, she joined the Vanderbilt Voice Center in Nashville, TN and later earned her doctorate in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland. Her clinical and research focus specializes on care of the performing voice, as well as clinical effectiveness of voice therapy and psychological considerations in the assessment and management of patients with voice and breathing disorders.Dr. Gartner-Schmidt is also a Singing Voice Specialist and sings locally with the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale. She currently directs two of the country’s largest conferences related solely to voice and breathing therapy, amongst her frequent national and international speaking engagements. Dr. Gartner-Schmidt’s federally funded research focuses on the development and efficacy of different voice therapy programs.

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Event Contact: 
Laura Faust,

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