Speaker Series

September 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Two Weeks ago students and faculty gathered in Curry 225 to attend Alison DiMola’s presentation on how to give an effective presentation. This was the first event of the 2012-13’ IARc speaker series. This year’s events are put on by the IARc Advisory Board, who selects a few speakers each semester to come and speak to the students. They aim to give students more information about the design world around us, as well as provide helpful information on how to succeed in this field. The first half of the speaker series is focused on presentation skills. “It is important that designers learn how to convey a concept to their peers, professors and future clients,” said Paula Carr, the head of the IARc Advisory Board.

Alison DiMola, from Knoll, spoke about what is an effective presentation, how to deal with anxiety, and some tips on delivery skills. To the [2nd] years this information is especially helpful because of their speaking intensive studio which includes more verbal presentations. For [3rd] and [4th] years it’s good for them to improve their skills by remembering what is important to do and not do when giving a presentation. The second half of the speaker series will be two alumni from the program, giving the students some idea of what one can do after school.

The speaker series takes place on Wednesdays through the semester from 12pm-1pm in Curry 225. The next Speaker Series event will be Jason Elkin (Kimball) this Wednesday (September 26th).

For updated information check out the IARc home page http://www.uncg.edu/iar/.

Contributed by Natalie Johnson [2nd] Year

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