The Art of the Presentation

MPD10 Management and Professional Development

Location: Ballroom E

TUESDAY, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Whether you're pitching a new project to your senior leadership, or you're talking about an idea or successful campaign to a conference audience, knowing your audience and how to communicate to them is key. In this presentation, Karlyn Borysenko and Jeff Stevens will share best practices on how to identify your audience needs, how to craft the perfect presentation proposal, how to construct slide decks that communicate key ideas and keep the audience fully engaged, and tips and tricks from award winning presenters.

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Karlyn Borysenko
Principal, Zen Workplace

Karlyn Borysenko worked in higher education for over a decade, including stints at Norwich University, Dartmouth College, and Southern New Hampshire University. Through Zen Workplace, she helps individuals and organizations improve their working environment by humanizing the business process. A former red stapler winner, she has given talks at HighEdWeb, UBTech, the AMA Symposium on Higher Education, Higher Ed Experts webinars, and multiple CASE events. Borysenko holds a B.S. in communication, an M.B.A., and is currently ABD her Ph.D. in psychology.

Jeff Stevens
Assistant Web manager, UF Health

James T. Kirk once said, "Let me help," perhaps the most important words ever said by a human. Jeff Stevens agrees. In his 13-year career at the University of Florida, he's worked to bridge the gaps between students, alumni, faculty, and the public, as webmaster for financial affairs, liberal arts and sciences, and now as assistant web manager for the academic health center, where he is responsible for content strategy and usability for more than 550 websites. He is passionate about cooperative development, iterative improvements, social media, and the Silver Surfer (not necessarily in that order). You can find him on the web under his alias, @kuratowa.