Dr. Tracy Marafiote of the Department of Communication at SUNY Fredonia shared with us best practices for delivering a presentation using slides, including some of the basics, adapting to particular audiences, and how to both create effective slides and deliver them to advantage.Whether you are an experienced presenter or getting into the swing of presenting with slides, Tracy has some tried and true dos and don’ts. This webinar is now available on the New York State GIS Association’s YouTube channel.

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Presenter Bio:

Dr. Tracy Marafiote joined the SUNY Fredonia Department of Communication in 2007. She teaches in the communication studies area, including classes in intercultural, environmental, interpersonal, gender, and organizational communication, and research methods. Dr. Marafiote earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida, and received her doctorate from the University of Utah, where she taught courses in the Communication and Gender Studies departments, and in the David Eccles School of Business. Her current research focuses on the impact of the exponential growth in the transportation of crude oil by rail (trains), the increasing numbers of rail-related oil spills, and the impacts on local communities. As a scholar of critical/cultural studies and environmental communication, she is particularly interested in the intersections of gender, race, class, and nature with sustainability and environmental justice.

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