Polishing Your Presentation Skills

May 9 | 2–3:50 p.m. ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: PD

You can have the best idea or product to accomplish an important goal, but if you cannot communicate your ideas clearly, then nobody will ever know. Whether you are working with your own team, pitching an idea to upper management, meeting with a client or delivering a workshop or keynote presentation, public speaking skills are an integral part of our professional lives. At the same time, public speaking can provoke great anxiety and is often said to be feared more than death. This webinar will help you build your public speaking skills so that you can become a confident speaker capable of communicating clear messages in any context.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn about some of the most important elements of a successful presentation.
  • Learn to organize presentations to best communicate the particular type of content being shared while also keeping the needs of the audience in mind.
  • Learn strategies for communicating complex ideas clearly to nonexpert audiences, while also checking for understanding.
  • Learn delivery and language skills to keep the audience engaged throughout the presentation and make the message memorable long after the presentation has ended.

Speaker: Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Basic Course Director, Department of Communication, Senior Scholar, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, George Mason University

Moderator: Kia Lor, PMP, CMP, meetings and CEAR Program manager

Learning objectives

Participants will be learn to:

  • Organize ideas into a cohesive speaking plan that accounts for content and the needs of the audience.
  • Communicate complex ideas clearly so they can be understood by a nonexpert audience.
  • Use dynamic delivery and memorable messages to command attention and keep the audience engaged throughout the presentation.

Group registration is not available for this webinar. Each participant must register and participate from his or her own device to receive CPEs. Please reference “Individual Registrants” on the CPE Credit & Collection webpage for CPE tracking process details. 

Program level: Overview
Prerequisite: None
Advance preparation: None required
Field of study: Professional development (PD)
Registration fees: Complimentary for both members and nonmembers

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