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Advice for Preparing and Delivering Graduate Level Presentations by Barrett Whitener @PROMISE Symposium, Jan. 21, 2011

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Resarch Symposium on January 14, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Dear Graduate Students,

We have a wonderful history of providing training for students who are going to be presenting research for conferences, proposals, and defenses. Please join us on Friday, 1/21 for famous Voice-over Artist and Vocal Trainer Barrett Whitener’s critiques and advice for graduate level presentations. Whitener, known for his voice on Random House Audio Books, commercials, and public television, has been contracted by programs at NIH, NSF, and corporate entities to provide training for public speaking. We met him at a conference at Georgia Tech in 2003, and since then, he has partnered with PROMISE and has helped our students to prepare for national and international talks. Several of the students that he has advised through PROMISE over the years have since finished their Ph.D.s and are now in postdocs, faculty, and other professional positions.

Please see Dr. Tamara Wilds Lawson’s information regarding the symposium below. The symposium is free, but you must register. Barrett Whitener’s participation in this event is an extra treat for all who attend. You do not have to be a presenter to learn from his advice. His book, “Speaking about Science: A Manuel for Creating Clear Presentations” is on sale at Amazon and on the ground floor of the UMBC Bookstore. His advice is relevant to grad students in all fields: STEM, Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Please register to attend this free event. Food will be served. A bus will leave UMBC’s campus at 8AM on Friday morning, and will leave College Park at 5:00 to return to Baltimore.  Students, faculty, postdocs, and staff  from all campuses who live in the Baltimore area are welcome to take the bus. There is no charge for transportation.  Please reserve your space on the bus by emailing with the subject “Bus for Research Symposium 2011.”


Dear PROMISE Scholars,

This is a friendly reminder that our 6th Annual PROMISE Research Symposium will take place next Friday, January 21, 2011! General registration remains open and we invite you to attend and support your fellow graduate school colleagues as they present their research at what promises to be a dynamic symposium. Please see the event and logistical details below:

EVENT: 6th Annual PROMISE Research Symposium
DATE: Friday, January 21, 2011
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Registration will open at 8:30 a.m.)
LOCATION: Nyumburu Cultural Center, UMCP Campus

Participation in this event is FREE and a continental breakfast (beginning at 8:30 a.m.) and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at Have a wonderful and productive Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!


Tamara Wilds Lawson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Graduate Education Administration
The Graduate School
Coordinator: PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

The original November 23, 2010 “Coming Soon” posting for the Research Symposium can be found here: