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Getting Your Point Across: The Art and Science of Effective Presentations

Estella M. Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH/CPH, FACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
UC Davis Health System

There is no point in being brilliant if you can’t effectively communicate your ideas to others. While there are many ways to communicate information, giving an oral presentation has the benefit of speaker-audience interaction. Discussions either during or following a talk can provide valuable insights for both the presenter and the audience. So it is highly worthwhile to become facile in the art of public speaking. Since our presentations tend to be dominated by PowerPoint, this talk focuses on effective use of that methodology. Participants will learn tips and techniques related to oral presentations and the preparation of clear, consistent, and focused PowerPoint slide shows.

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After completing the course, please click on the link below to complete a brief survey.  Your feedback is important to us and will help us to improve the quality of our courses.

Getting Your Point Across: The Art and Science of Effective Presentations evaluation  

Time Management Skills

Estella M. Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH/CPH, FACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
UC Davis Health System

What would you do with an extra hour or two per day? Would you spend more time with your family? Get more exercise? Accomplish a little more at work? Whatever came to mind – it is possible to get that extra time when you learn to manage the time you have well. The purpose of this course is not to get you to use 59 minutes and 59 seconds of every hour of your day. Rather, it is to help you to recognize that without a plan, at the end of the day, you will have less to show for your efforts, which can lead to frustration, anger, despair, and certainly derailment. On the other hand, when you methodically optimize how you spend your time, you can extract the best possible results in the shortest period of time.

This course will help you to increase your personal productivity by teaching you the philosophy behind time management and then focusing on its practical application. This is a ‘hands-on’ workshop where you will:

• discover your personal values and prioritize them
• create well defined goals and translate them into doable tasks
• prioritize your task list systematically
• deal with email more efficiently
• create a personal space that is conducive to productivity
• make meetings more valuable when approached with a plan

Course materials (download and print before beginning the course)

How did you spend your first hour at work yesterday? (PDF)
What's on your plate? (PDF)
Self-discovery (PDF)
S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals (PDF)
Daily task list (PDF)
E-mail tips/best practices (PDF)

Time Management Skills Course (click here to begin course)

After completing the course, please click on the link below to complete a brief survey.  Your feedback is important to us and will help us to improve the quality of our courses.

Time Management Skills evaluation