Dr. Kathy Castle, Associate Professor of Practice, Assistant Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Education, Interpersonal and Family Communication
Dr. Aaron Duncan, Associate Professor of Practice, Director of Speech & Debate, Rhetoric & Public Culture
Friday, October 29
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Howard L. Hawks Hall Room 202
Warren Buffett recently stated that being an effective presenter makes an employee 50% more valuable. Whether it’s presenting to a large group, at a meeting, to a client, or to your boss, the ability to effectively present your ideas is crucial to your professional success. Despite its importance, public speaking remains a common fear among professionals across all industries. This one day, hands-on workshop focuses on helping participants learn how to present their ideas effectively by providing concrete strategies for organization and delivery.
Who should attend?
There are no prerequisites – the program is for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively organize and present their ideas or who is looking to improve and generate new ideas for existing presentations. Public speaking is the number one fear of Americans and improving your presentation skills is relevant to anyone from entrepreneurs, managers or CEOs to entry level employees. Learning to effectively communicate your ideas will allow you to grow and excel in any field.
Throughout the program we will help you to:
- Understand your strengths and weaknesses as a presenter
- Employ proven strategies to build your presentational confidence and combat anxiety
- Understand and apply concepts to organize and frame messages for maximum effectiveness
- Practice effective non-verbal communication
- Learn the best ways to give and receive feedback on presenting
- Practice presenting with limited preparation and notes
- Develop creative messaging strategies
How will you learn?
This intensive boot camp experience is focused on active learning and hands-on activities. Participants will be provided with ample opportunities for practice and to get constructive feedback on all stages of the process. The workshop will focus on providing strategies to quickly and effectively develop and organize ideas as well as strategies for enhancing participants’ verbal and nonverbal communication competence in presenting ideas.
Program cost is $345 per person ($310 for UNL Faculty & Staff) and includes lunch and parking.