The first guest lecture of Spring 2016 for the VeCo students will be on ‘Visual Presentations: How not to use a PowerPoint’ by Dr. Vladimir Bratic. The lecture will take place at Vesalius College (VeCo 3) on January 25 (Mon) from 6pm-8pm. This lecture is free and open to the VeCo students only (no registration needed).
This is an interactive presentation about the most effective ways to communicate to groups through visual presentations. Dr. Bratic will discuss why the conventional use of PowerPoint presentations is ineffective and share simple advice on how to improve presentation skills.
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Dr. Vladimir Bratic is associate professor of media and communications at Hollins University. He is the author of several journal articles, professional publications and reports on the role of the media in conflict and peace. Dr. Bratic teaches and lectures about media’s capacity to promote the peaceful transformation of violent conflict across the world.
Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Bratic graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy and Philosophy at the Palacky University, Czech Republic. He is originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina where he conducted extensive research on the role of the media in the reconciliation of the Bosnian conflict. He obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations and a PhD in Mass Communication from Ohio University.