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Session Information

FRM F091 - Speaker Development: Giving a Great Talk

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A108/109

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Wilson Liao, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Ilona J. Frieden, MD, FAAD
  • Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Conceptually plan a talk using current and effective educational concepts and approaches
  • Create slides that maximally enhance your presentation
  • Deliver an effective talk to a medical audience by optimally presenting yourself and your content

Being able to give an effective talk is an essential and learnable skill. This session will arm you with the information and strategies you need to optimize your ability to create and deliver effective talks to medical audiences. The session begins with a brief "example" talk which illustrates key concepts and common mistakes regarding content, organization, slide structure and delivery. A high yield review of three essential components of giving a talk (conceptualization, creation and delivery) follows. The session is intended to be interactive and is appropriate for anyone who gives talks and lectures at any level.


Sunday, March 03
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Liao
3:35 PM"Example" Talk / Dr. Shinkai
3:45 PMAudience Feedback about Example Talk / All faculty
4:00 PMStep 1: Conceptualization / Dr. Frieden
4:15 PMStep 2: Creating Slides that Enhance your Presentation / Dr. Liao
4:30 PMStep 3: The Art of Delivery / Dr. Shinkai
4:45 PMAddressing Conflicts of Interest / Dr. Frieden
5:00 PMAudience Discussion and Q&A / All faculty