Principles of Communication: The Art of Public Speaking | Rob Austin McKee, PH.D.
11:30 AM – 01:30 PM
Station Houston

In this session, Rob Austin McKee, Ph.D. will illuminate the fundamentals of effective public speaking. The key takeaways include how to harness charisma, employ persuasive tactics, hone body language, and manage stress during public speaking events. Although this talk is especially intended for startups and other companies seeking to improve their pitch deliveries, the information provided would prove valuable to anyone seeking to improve their overall communication skills. The session will conclude with a workshop during which teams of participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills they just learned by giving short pitches in front of the group.


About the Speaker:

Rob Austin McKee, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the University of Houston–Downtown. He earned his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Houston. His research interests include decision-making, leadership, personality, and visceral states. His work has appeared in Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization Management, and Business Horizons. He is a former nuclear reactor operator for the United States Navy and an avid rock climber.