One of the best ways to prepare for UCalgary3MT is to watch videos of past winners.
These workshops focus on pronunciation, fluency, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary development, formal academic presentation skills, and graduate-level discussions/debate.
NOTE: there is a fee for these workshops. Further details may be found on the Werklund School of Education website.
While this handbook contains information specific for UQ graduate students, there is some useful information at the end (starting at page 9) such as how to prepare for the 3MT, examples of previous slides, and key points to remember when refining your 3MT™ presentation.
All you need to know about the UCalgary 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) – Info and Practice Session
Attend this workshop to learn about the 2017 UCalgary3MT competition including rules and regulations, how to register, and the process of the competition at UCalgary. You will also have the opportunity to practice speaking about your research to a non-specialist audience.
Main Campus: February 28, 2017, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, MT 215
Foothills Campus: March 1, 2017, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, HSC G750
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Presenter: Tara Christie, PhD, My GradSkills Program.
Effective Presentation Skills - Vocal Presence
This workshop focuses on presentation skills, in particular voice. It will include consideration of the things that get in the way of delivering an effective, engaging and expressive vocal presentation and cover some of the strategies useful in overcoming these challenges.
Emphasis will be placed on your confidence, presence and intention as primary qualities required for communication.
As much of the workshop will be practical in nature, involving breathing, relaxation and voice exercises, you will need to wear loose comfortable clothing in which you can move and stretch.
In order to apply the introduced practices to relevant performance situations and receive individual feedback, participants you should arrive at the session with a short (2-3 minute) prepared presentation or section of a presentation.
Registration is limited. UCalgary3MT 2017 registrants will have the first opportunity to register, with any additional spots being opened up to all UCalgary graduate students.
March 20, 2017, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Gallery Hall, TFDL
Workshop sign up available to 3MT participants
Presenter: Dawn McCaugherty, Associate Professor of Drama in the School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary.