Students Hone Presentation Skills During 'Turbo Weekend'

January 20, 2016


Faculty member Elizabeth Levine (center) and fellow students offer suggestions on how to improve a student's presentation style.

There’s a lot of learning that goes on within the walls of Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, even on the weekends!

A presentation skills “turbo weekend” was held recently and biomedical sciences students who are on the organizational development and leadership (ODL) track brushed up on their public speaking skills. The students learned time management, how to manage an audience and ways to feel more comfortable making oral presentations, all videotaped for future reference.

“Own the space,” advised faculty member Elizabeth Levine, while students offered feedback, American Idol-style. “Slow down,” “pay close attention to the opening and finish strong,” others suggested.

The ODL track requires 21 credits for biomedical sciences students, while pharmacy and DO students can take four additional classes to receive a certificate. The weekend concluded with hands-on activities about crisis communications, including leveraging social media.

ODL turbo weekend

Biomedical Sciences student Andrielle Scott practices her presentation skills during a recent turbo weekend exercise.


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