Telling Your Story: Strategies for Effective Communication (PhDs & Postdoc)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

4:00 pm

First Floor Conference Room - BEAM, Stanford Career Education BEAM, Stanford Career Education Stanford University, 563 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305

Sponsored by:
BEAM, Stanford Career Education

Whether introducing yourself at a networking event, applying for a job, or establishing the need for someone with your perspective, skills, and training on the “About Me” section of your blog or your LinkedIn summary, your effectiveness will depend on your ability to use language persuasively to convey “why this matters.” In this interactive workshop, participants will be given an introduction to why adopting a linguist’s perspective on the language of career can be of unique value in telling stories that resonate. In this engaging and participatory workshop, participants will focus on developing an introductory statement of purpose for themselves, or for an organization, issue, program, or cause of their choosing. This theory-to-practice session will equip participants with the tools of language analysis. Participants will leave with the ability to recognize features of language including framing, positioning, and reference, and an understanding of how these work in constructing meaning in crucial storytelling interactions like introductions, conversational openings, beginnings of emails or other invitations to “Tell Me About Yourself.” To provide opportunities for participants to begin to apply recommendations to their own communications, we will move quickly from structured presentation to interactive group activities. Participants will work with a framework to develop and refine language which can be used in verbal or written introductions. At the workshop, they will have the opportunity to deliver these introductions orally, and following a rubric, give and receive feedback.

When:
Thursday, November 30, 2017
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:
First Floor Conference Room - BEAM, Stanford Career Education BEAM, Stanford Career Education Stanford University, 563 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305
Tags:

Info Session Careers 

Audience:
Students
Contact:
650-725-1789, beamcareercoaching@lists.stanford.edu