Oral Communication

Developing Effective Oral Communication Skills

The Graduate School recognizes the need for each graduate student to develop excellent communications skill in both the written and spoken word. A hallmark of an outstanding graduate education is the rigor and emphasis placed on the discipline-specific technical writing and presentation skills at the departmental level. It is equally as important that graduate students are able to clearly and persuasively communicate their research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience. The university provides support and opportunities for graduate students to make progress on their dissertation and departmental writing and presentation skills, as well as their general public speaking and interview skills.

Princeton Research Day

Princeton Research Day (PRD) is a one-day celebration of the research enterprise across generations of scholars and researchers at Princeton.  It is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, Office of the Dean of the Faculty and Office of the Dean of Research. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs may apply to present their research in various formats to the campus community.  The event promotes Princeton’s commitment to scholarship, innovation, and research and provides a venue for professional development. There are additional opportunities to volunteer to chair or judge a session.  This year’s event will take place on May 10, 2018.

GradSpeak is a workshop offered monthly to enhance graduate student's public speaking skills where practice is encouraged and feedback is given in a constructive supportive environment. Each session will have a topic to practice (for example: your research in a nutshell) and a focus on technical skill such as diction or eye contact with the audience. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School, and PrincetonWrites.

Spring 2018 GradSpeak Schedule - Space is limited to 10 graduate students. Please RSVP to pwrites@princeton.edu
Tuesday, February 13 | Noon-1:30 p.m. | Dillon Court East
Tuesday, March 13 | Noon-1:30 p.m. | Dillon Court East
Tuesday, April 10 | Noon-1:30 p.m. | Dillon Court East
Tuesday, May 8 | Noon-1:30 p.m. | Dillon Court East

Speak with Style

Speak with Style (SwS) is a group dedicated to exploring the art and science of effective communication. SwS aims to provide a medium for people to share their strategies in speaking with more confidence, and avails itself as a resource and platform for students to polish and perfect their presentation, pitching, and social communication skills. To learn more about joining this group please email sws.princeton@gmail.com.

Digital Humanities Center

The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) research team serves as a hub for expertise in digital methods, tools, and best practices that allow scholars to analyze traditional and unconventional source bases to discover and share new insights. The CDH hosts workshops, reading groups, invited lecturers, conferences, and other special events.