For School of Medicine and Public Health Faculty and Staff
Presentation & Facilitation Skills
Very few people really love presenting and feel comfortable standing before a sea of faces. However, presentation and facilitation skills are required in most professional fields including health care. Faculty and preceptors need to present information clearly to convey important meaning and messages. These resources can help with presentation skill development and different ways of presenting like TED Talks and facilitating like team-based learning.
Just In Time
These Just In Time resources are ideal if you only have a couple of minutes to start finding out about Presentation & Facilitation Skills.
How to start a presentation is just as important as how to end one. Your opening often determines how long the audience will “tune in” to your presentation. If you bore your audience right from the start, you’ve already lost them. Here’s a strong opening line to grab their attention from the very start.
Identifies specific behaviors instructors can use to capture the attention of the audience and promote understanding; how to employ visual aids to capture attention and promote understanding; and how coaching can be of assistance to teachers.
Presenter(s): Jeremy Smith, MD
How to Present a Patient Case: The Signpost Method (video)
Teaches the University of Calgary Signpost Method of case presentation. This is a simple way for junior clinical learners to present patient cases to their supervisor, while both ensuring their preceptors understand the extent of their clinical thinking AND being able to adapt on the fly to different preceptor preferences of style.
Team Based Learning: The Sydney Medical School Approach at The University of Sydney (video)
Suggests answers to these questions: What are the first words of a speech? What should be the first sentence of a speech? How can you engage an audience from the first moment? There are 3 ways to start a speech.
Twelve Tips for Facilitating Team-Based Learning (pdf)