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Title: Developing Public Speaking Skills in Statistical Communication
Speaker: Mohammed Shahidullah, PhD, MPH
Illinois Department of Public Health and
The University of Illinois, Springfield, USA
Abstract: Public speaking is the process or act of performing a speech to a live audience. The objective of public speaking is to inform, persuade or to entertain the audience. It helps in skill building, professional credibility, networking and finding suitable jobs. As an applied statistician it is a challenge how we communicate with our audience including our students, colleagues and consulting clients. My talk will concentrate on: Benefits of Public Speaking, Steps in Successful Public Speaking and Resources Available to Improve Public Speaking. Toastmasters International club (www.toastmasters.org) is a great way to learn how to formulate, express, and sell your ideas and yourself with confidence. I will share with you my experience with this club and how it works. My recommendation will be to join such a club to improve your skills in public speaking and leadership.