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Effective Presentation Skills for Industry Professionals

Superior presentation skills can differentiate you as a professional, increase the impact and effectiveness of your work, and lead to career advancement. Join BioKansas and Kansas State University Professor of Practice Ellen Lowery for a 1-day workshop for industry professionals on how to give a great presentation that engages, motivates and influences your audience. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

 Export to Your Calendar 8/15/2019
When: August 15th, 2019
Where: Kansas State University, Olathe Campus
22201 W Innovation Dr
Olathe, Kansas  66061
United States
Contact: Alex Erwin

Online registration is available until: 8/15/2019
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Training Topics

  • From the subtle to the essential, acquire tools and techniques to help you become a consistently good presenter
  • More effectively deliver prepared & impromptu presentations with confidence
  • Learn how to convey complex topics to diverse audiences and tailor your messaging for maximum impact
  • Deliver a message that generates interest as well as engages and motivates your audience
  • Learn how to convey credibility, establish trust and build a connection with your audience 
  •  Revise and improve upon a presentation you have given or are preparing to give 

Who it's for: 
Technical professionals with limited prior training in giving oral presentations.

The Instructor

Ellen Lowery, D.V.M., Ph.D., MBA, is a professor of practice in animal health at K-State Olathe. Dr. Lowery has more than 20 years of regional industry experience from her time at Hill's Pet Nutrition where she was the director of the U.S. Professional and Veterinary Affairs department. Her industry roles have spanned scientific research, marketing, consulting, customer development, and professional development.


  • $250 for BioKansas members
  • $325 for Non-members

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 




8:00     Check-in, networking, refreshments

8:30     Welcome

           Overview and Objectives

           Learning Activities –Introductions and Assessments

           The Craft of Presentations

10:00   Break

10:15   Overcoming Nervousness

           Impromptu Speaking and Developing Your Elevator Speech

12:00   Lunch (provided on-site)

12:30   Post-Lunch Activity

           Designing Presentations

           Managing Challenging Situations and Q&A

2:30    Break

2:45    Presentation Practice and Feedback

           Action Plans

4:15    Closing and Evaluations

4:30    Adjourn    



BioKansas scholarships for students and postdocs are available. Please apply here by August 1st.

Cancellations less than 10 business days prior to class start date will not be eligible for refund. Cancellation requests must be sent via email to



Also check out Effective Presentation Design for Technical Professionals on September 12th (additional discount available if registering for both classes).

This 1/2 day workshop will guide attendees on how to maximize the effectiveness and impact of their presentation through graphics and slide design improvement. 

Who it's for: Technical professionals from early to advanced career looking to improve presentation design

Cost: BioKansas Members: $125, Non-members: $150