27. How to Give a Compelling Presentation
Session: Pre-meeting Session: Fellows' Day Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 2011: 8:40 AM
Room: 205ABC
  • 2.Jay Keystone_How to Give a Compelling Presentation-Its the Singer Not the Song.pdf (4.3 MB)
  • " It's the singer, not the song...how to give a more effective presentation"


    This talk outlines the elements of a lecture, focusing primarily on the practical aspects that make a presentation so effective. The two most important principles of a lecture are engagement of the learner and clarity of expression; knowledge of the subject matter is necessary but not sufficient, to which any undergraduate student will attest. The 5 elements of a lecture include i. the need to motivate the learner to be interested in what you have to say, ii. provide an outline of the information you wish to present ,iii provide the appropriate amount of information in a digestible, legible fashion, iv. ensure that there is time for intermission  and v. provide an opportunity for feedback. By far, numbers iii. and iv. are the most critical aspects of a successful lecture. Of course, it is crucial that the speaker has targeted the appropriate level of knowledge with respect to the audience. i

    This lecture will utilize humour, interactive learning and political incorrectness in order to show you,  that the ability to give an excellent large group presentation is not genetic. It can be learned!

    Jay Keystone, MD, University of Toronto, Toronto Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

    Dr. Keystone graduated from University of Toronto Medical School in 1969 where he received the Cody gold medal that should help when he retires. He trained in internal medicine in Toronto and at the University of Michigan Medical Center. After obtaining his FRCPC, he studied at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he received his M.Sc. in Clinical Tropical Medicine in 1974. He then did field work in Africa and South America before returning to become the Director of the Tropical Disease Unit at the Toronto General Hospital until 1997. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Director of the Toronto Medisys Travel Health Clinic. He is past president of the International Society of Travel Medicine, and the clinical group of the American Society of Tropical Medicine Dr. Keystone is an accomplished lecturer who has spoken on several continents and has been incontinent. He has published papers in many distinguished and not-so- distinguished journals and is the senior author of a recently published textbook of travel medicine. In 2008 he was awarded the Bean Kean medal by the American Society of Tropical medicine for his excellence in teaching and mentoring as well as a set of stem cells from his twin brother, Ed. Dr. Keystone's research interests are in delusional parasitosis leprosy, intestinal parasites, and travellersí health. His claim to fame is being the first and last attending physician to make rounds at The Toronto General Hospital on roller blades.

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