Beginning of Semester Success Workshops
Beginning of Semester Success (BOSS) workshops are open to all College of DuPage students and provide strategies for study skills, time management, as well as maintaining a positive attitude throughout the semester. Learn more about BOSS workshops.
Do You Want to Improve Your Skills?
Join us at the following 50-minute workshops conducted by coaches, tutors, or part-time faculty in the Learning Commons, SRC 2102. Call (630) 942-3940 for more information and to register. If you are unable to attend, video recordings are available for some workshops.
Fear of Public Speaking
Tuesday, August 21, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Learn the sources of public speaking anxiety and strategies to try to overcome that fear.
Catchy Attention Getters and Clinchers
Wednesday, September 5, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Learn strategies for writing effective introductions and conclusions.
Presentations for Non-native Speakers
Monday, September 10, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Giving a presentation can be intimidating and confusing for non-native speakers. This workshop will provide tools to help you understand and face your fears, to grow in confidence, and develop meaningful communication and organization skills.
Effective Business Presentations
Monday, September 17, 4 or 6 p.m.
An overview of development, construction, and execution of effective business presentations, including tips for individuals and teams on logistics, citations, format, visuals, and delivery.
Wednesday, September 26, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
This workshop focuses on proper oral citations and best practices for avoiding plagiarism in speeches.
Monday, October 1, 4 or 6 p.m.
In almost every profession, you will need to communicate with others in writing. Effective business communication skills show that you are articulate, organized and competent. This workshop will provide effective, concise, and coherent business writing tips.
Creating Effective Visual Aids
Tuesday, October 9, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Learn strategies for creating impactful visual aids.
Effective PowerPoint Slides
Thursday, October 18, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
This workshop focuses on tips for creating presentation slides including the best background, words, and images to use.
Tuesday, October 23, 2 or 6 p.m.
Effective and Ineffective Persuasion
Wednesday, October 31, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Learn to effectively persuade an audience by constructing logical arguments.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102, (630) 942-3941
Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
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