Professional Development Workshop: Presentation Skills

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

 Westin Pittsburgh Convention Center Hotel, Rooms 304 and 305

Do you want to improve your presentation skills?  Whether it is a job talk, department meeting, donor meeting, or a national conference, these tools will assist you in presenting yourself in a manner than can build confidence and increase your effectiveness tailored to your audience.  Join Dana Band for a day-long interactive workshop.  You will:

  • Learn a process to prepare for a variety of presentation opportunities
  • Apply a model to organize and prioritize your material
  • Apply PowerPoint guidelines for increased retention
  • Prepare to participate on a panel
  • Manage question-and-answer segments with confidence and control
  • Use stories to make presentations more vivid and memorable
  • Use visualizing to clarify ideas and boost retention
  • Engage your audience to hold their attention and gain buy-in
  • Deliver strong openings that grab your audience’s attention
  • Close in memorable ways that spark action

Participants should come prepared with a current presentation–one they have just given or one that they will be presenting in the near future.



This workshop is supported by generous donations from the following:



ABPD Professional Development Workshop

Choosing Happiness and Leading with Intention

Wednesday, October 17, 2018




Are you overwhelmed at work? Do you wish you could be a more effective leader? Do you ever wonder how you can create a better work-life balance? Join Greg Hicks of FosterHicks for a day-long workshop that will provide a practical and sustainable roadmap for achieving greater career success, building personal leadership skills, and improving your overall quality of life. The ABPD is sponsoring this workshop the day prior to the ASBH Annual Conference to foster the development of junior and senior faculty members who are eager to be more effective and satisfied, whether leading a team writing a paper or leading a Department.





Fall Meeting: October 17, 2018

Our annual Fall Meeting will be held on October 17, 2018 (the night before ASBH begins) at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim CA, from 5:30-9:30.  The meeting room is Monorail C.