Effective Communication

Whether it is giving presentations for colleagues in your department or at a national conference, teaching in front of undergrads, giving a job talk, or writing a research article, the ability to communicative effectively is a critical skill to practice and master.

There are many resources at the University of Arizona and beyond to help you master effective communication. 

Postdoc Speed Talk Competition

This competition, inspired by the UArizona’s Grad Slam and UCSF’s Postdoc Slam, offers postdocs an opportunity to present their research to a diverse and non-specialist audience, receive feedback, and win prizes. Presentations must be 3 minutes or less and include no more than 6 slides.

Spring 2020 Accent Modification Workshop

This workshop is designed for individuals (University of Arizona faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, students) who seek to optimize spoken communication for professional activities. Course content promotes understanding of how regional dialects and other language systems influence speech production. Small group and individual sessions are included that focus on personal communication goals. Email: Janet Hawley (janet@email.arizona.edu) to enroll.

Writing Efficiency Sessions

Do you feel like you could be a more productive writer? If you are working on an intensive writing project like a dissertation, thesis, journal article, or grant proposal and you would like to increase your writing productivity, consider joining Writing Efficiency Sessions.

Resources for Improving Public Speaking Skills

Public speaking ranks as one of the top phobias for Americans however it is one of the most essential skills for grad students to master.

Scientific presentations: A cheat sheet

Whether it is giving presentations for colleagues in your department or at a national conference, teaching in front of undergrads, or giving a job talk, public speaking is a critical skill to practice and master.