Course on Effective Presentations for Statisticians

Would you like to polish your presentation skills and better influence your organization’s decision-makers, your clients, your students, and other people to whom you may make presentations (e.g., future employers)?

The ASA Career Success Factors course on “Effective Presentations for Statisticians” will be offered at SAS Institute in Cary, NC on Saturday, May 10.  The course will be held in Building S, Room 1067.  You will need to sign in at the guard station on SAS Campus Drive as you enter the SAS campus from North Harrison Avenue.  A map of the SAS campus is included in the attached PDF file.

The course will begin at 9:00 AM and will finish around 4:00 PM.  This well-received course, taught at previous ASA meetings and other venues, will cover topics such as slide preparation, crafting your argument, oral presentations, and communicating statistical ideas.  Attendees will review examples of effective and ineffective presentation techniques, learn how to make effective presentations to different audience types using various platforms, and improve their communication skills to both statisticians and non-statisticians.

The course instructors are Dr. Robert Starbuck, who retired after 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry, and Roberto Gutierrez of SAS Institute.

The registration fee for the course is $25 and includes refreshments and lunch.  To register for the course, please go to:

Course attendance is limited to 36 people.  The registration fee is not refundable after May 3.

For additional information about the course, please contact Bob Starbuck at