Executive Education - Start Turning Ideas Into Action

Communication Bootcamp: Presenting Your Ideas Effectively

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Location: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Howard L. Hawks Hall at 14th and Vine, Lincoln, Nebraska

Program Cost: $345

Includes all program materials and online support

Castle teaching students

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 Facilitators

Dr. Kathy Castle

Kathy Castle

Kathy Castle, Ph.D. is the Director of Business and Professional Communication and an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department Communication Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has earned an MA in Organizational Communication and a Ph.D. in Interpersonal and Family Communication. She joined UNL in 2000 and has drawn from her expertise in organizational, interpersonal, and family communication in developing and teaching courses for undergraduate students across campus, and has served as the Major Advisor and Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Communication Studies. Since her arrival at UNL, Dr. Castle has won UNL’s Outstanding Academic Advising Award, UNL Parent’s Association Teaching Award, and the Department of Communication Studies Teaching Award.

Dr. Aaron Duncan

Aaron Duncan

Aaron Duncan, Ph.D. is the Director of Speech and Debate and an Associate Professor of Practice Department in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He joined UNL in 2005, and his primary areas of expertise are rhetoric and public culture. Since his arrival at UNL, Aaron has won the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Services to Students and the Department of Communication Studies Teaching Award twice.


Unlu, Emre
Executive Director of Executive Education
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