The fear of public speaking is legendary. Overcoming or dealing with the fear, and honing your presentation skills to a level that allows you to promote your business or your career, can open doors and build your professional credibility. The Tuesdays@noon in March explore this powerful skillset, including how visuals and technology support your message.
March 5: “Using professional speaking skills to increase business, create new opportunities and be authentically in service to others,” with Bob Linz, Interlifeconversations. Learning how to become a relaxed and powerful speaker will enhance your business results and deepen your personal life. Why let the fear of speaking in front of others control you, especially when achieving mastery can be so very profitable and beneficial ? Speaking from a relaxed place is a learnable skill set and builds deep rapport with an audience, whether it is a small crowd of potential clients or a one-on-one presentation. Come learn some simple tools to put yourself at ease, increase your effectiveness, and begin your new life as a relaxed and powerful speaker.
March 12: “How to create good visuals in a slide show (e.g. Powerpoint),” with Laurel Wilson, TEDx organizer and designer, Arcstudio, and Jessica Dubey, presentation specialist. Laurel and Jessica will offer guidelines on how to use typography effectively and offer rules of thumb for photos and other images to support your presentation.
March 19: “Strategic Storytelling,” with Mary Anne Moorman, aka Auntmama. How is a strategic story for business different from other forms of storytelling and how is it the same? How do you prepare for formal vs. informal storytelling? How can you charismatically get your story welcomed into a conversation that isn’t expecting to hear it?
March 26: “The nuts and bolts of creating a Powerpoint presentation,” with Mickey Molnaire, of Molnaire and Associates. She will offer tips and tricks for starting with templates, using transitions effectively and judiciously, and how to delight your audience by easily creating handouts. She will also cover a few important logistics for how to avoid tech traumas when you finally get in front of your audience.
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