The Art of Successful Presentation

Thursday January 28th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Alex. Ferworn, Associate Chair and Graduate Programs Director at Ryerson University, will be presenting “The Art of Successful Presentation”.

Speaker: Dr. Alex Ferworn
Associate Chair and Graduate Programs Director, Ryerson University
Director, Program in Disaster and Emergency Management

Day & Time: Thursday, January 28, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Room LG04, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
Ryerson University, Toronto, M5B 1Z4

Contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Abstract: The fear of needles (trypanophobia) is the 20th most prevalent phobia. The fear of public speaking (glossophobia) is ranked at 13th. Does this mean that some people would rather be stuck with needles than make a public presentation? Based on the experience of Prof. Ferworn, this may be true. Some fear of making a presentation can be mitigated by knowing what to do. In this presentation, Prof. Ferworn will discuss how to make a successful presentation by providing simple guidelines so that no one must stick themselves with needles in order to feel better about talking publicly.

Biography: Prof. Ferworn received his PhD in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, his MSc in Computing and Information Science from the University of Guelph and his B.Tech in Applied Computer Science from Ryerson University, where he is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, Associate Chair and Graduate Programs Director. He is also Director of a number of Certificate programs including the Program in Disaster and Emergency Management. Ferworn is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Computing and Software, Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University. Prof. Ferworn has been collaborating with the USAR and CBRNe Response Team (UCRT) of the Ontario Provincial Police since 2005. He has worked extensively with USAR teams in Canada and the United States on a broad range of technology issues related to Computational Public Safety. He does not own a dog.