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Adapting Your Academic Presentation to U.S. Industry Culture

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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During your graduate school or postdoc career, you’ve become an expert at presenting in the conventions of your 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 2:00 to 2:30 pm.

Speaker: Tim Flood, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication at UNC’s 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 U.S. language and culture for international and exchange students. Dr. Flood is the author of MBA Fundamentals: Business Writing (Kaplan Press, 2008). He has consulted with the World Bank/IFC and Egyptian Institute of Directors on issues of corporate governance and educational outreach. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his M.A. from Texas A&M University and his B.A. from the University of Maryland.

A Zoom link will be shared with confirmed registrants. This event is part of the Careers Beyond Academia series co-sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Contact the professional development team at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Careers Beyond Academia
  • Master's Series