Want to be a better public speaker? Start by being a better listener with Elizabeth Reeves O’Connor

  • Want to be a better public speaker? Start by being a better listener.

    Join RIT’s School of Communication Principle Lecturer, Elizabeth Reeves O’Connor in this presentation where she discusses a major key of improving your public speaking skills – listening!

    Presentation Session Description:

    What makes great public speakers great? What makes terrible ones terrible? This interactive, discussion-based presentation explores what we know about exceptional public speakers (and horrible ones) based on the countless hours we have spent listening to speeches and presentations. Identifying the traits of effective and ineffective speakers is easy; what’s not as easy is taking what we know and applying it to our own presentation preparation and delivery processes. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of how analyzing our listening experiences empowers us to make our own messages more accessible and resonant.

    Elizabeth Reeves O’Connor’s Biography:

    Elizabeth Reeves O’Connor is a Principal Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Communication and Advertising & Public Relations in the School of Communication at RIT. Elizabeth organizes the bi-annual School of Communication public speaking competitions and supports student and faculty presentation needs through the Expressive Communication Center.

    View more about the conference speaker line-up on the SCHED page

    This year’s conference is held from Sunday, March 25 through Tuesday, March 27 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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