Adapting your Academic Presentation to US Industry Culture


event sponsored by

Office of Postdoctoral Services &

Graduate School


Adapting your Academic Presentation to US Industry CultureCareers Beyond Academia Series


Tim Flood, PhD

During your graduate school or postdoc career, you've become an expert at presenting in the conventions of your academic discipline for other academic researchers. But what should you change when you begin presenting your research in industry? Hear from a communications expert who works with MBA students and business executives about what they seek in presentations. This workshop will help you prepare and present your research to appeal to audiences in the U.S. corporate world. Following the presentation from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Dr. Flood will host an optional Q&A session from 2-2:30 pm. Speaker: Tim Flood, PhD, is Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is also Acting Executive Director of Launch Chapel Hill, a startup accelerator and co-working space, and Managing Director of the Management Communication Association. He teaches courses on presentation skills, global communication, business writing, and US language and culture for international and exchange students. He has consulted with the World Bank/IFC and Egyptian Institute of Directors on issues of corporate governance and educational outreach.