Lightning Presentation Workshop


Sep. 13, 2019, 1pm to 2pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 2141 (Graduate Commons)


Presenting your research at conferences and symposia is an essential way to communicate your findings to others in your field. Lightning talks, ignite talks, paper presentations, and facilitating workshops are all great ways to share your work with the community. These events are also opportunities to network and connect with peers and even potential employers in your field.

But, speaking in public can be intimidating and a bit scary! So join us for some fun practice with public speaking skills in a low-stakes environment.

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Learn some of the factors that contribute to public speaking anxiety.
  • Learn some coping strategies that can help reduce public speaking anxiety.
  • Practice some short and fun public speaking scenarios in order to get real experience speaking in front of a group.

Professional Development Academy Program: GCRC, GCCC
Professional Development Academy Pillars: Research, Communication, Career Preps
Learning Experience: Interactive
Time Commitment: < 2 hours
Lifecycle Stage: Early, Mid, Late Master’s & Early, Mid, Late Doctoral


  • Leah Howd, Multimedia and Design Specialist, UNLV Libraries

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

The Graduate College is now using Event Pass for all events and workshops. For easy check-in at the event, generate an Event Pass QR code by visiting, signing in with your ACE account, clicking on the profile icon in the top right, and choosing Event Pass. This QR code can be used for all UNLV Graduate College events and workshops, so save it to your Apple Wallet, Google Pay, or photos.

Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

Event Sponsor

Graduate College
UNLV Libraries