Grad Slam 2019

Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research or creative project. It is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their communication skills and is an effective way of showcasing to the UA community and the public the innovative research and creative work associated with UA graduate education.

To prepare for Grad Slam, UA graduate students may choose to participate in information sessions and topical workshops.

Information Sessions
The information sessions provide a general overview of the competition and the opportunity to have your questions answered by a Grad Slam Team representative. RSVP is strongly encouraged since refreshments are provided; however, walk-ins are welcome. Each session will be no more than one hour.
The information sessions will be held on:
Click on date or the calendar below for details and to register.

The Graduate College and the Graduate & Professional Student Council are excited to offer a series of workshops. Through partnerships with the UA Toastmasters groups and professors across campus, we are able to offer workshops on a wide range of topics and skills that will help students prepare for Grad Slam and enhance their public speaking skills. Additional workshops may be added based upon instructor availability. Each workshop is about one hour in length, unless otherwise noted. Click on date or the calendar below for more details and to register.

Workshop Schedule:
Intro to Message Box & Focusing on Defining One's Audience & Issue
Communicating the Problem & Answering the "So What?" Question
            January 28th at 5 PM
            January 31st at 12 PM
Communicating Benefits and Solutions to Your Audience
            February 4th at 5 PM
            February 7th at 12 PM
Crafting a Memorable Message
            February 11th at 5 PM
            February 14th at 12 PM
Visual Considerations
            February 18th at 5 PM
            February 21st at 12PM
Presenting with Confidence & Effective Use of Body Language & Vocal Variety
           February 25th at 5 PM
           February 28th at 12 PM
Presentation Run-Through and Feedback
           March 11th at 5 PM
           March 13th at 12 PM


Important Dates
Preliminary Rounds: March 19 & March 20
            9 AM to 5:45 PM daily

Semi-final Rounds: March 27
            Time and location TBD

Final Round and Reception: April 2
            Time and location TBD

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