Learn to Present Like a Pro
Become a Powerful Voice In Your Business
The Speakers Bureau is pleased to offer Chamber Members a series of informative training sessions to help you improve your public speaking skills. Each session will focus on one element of delivering an outstanding presentation.
The next program in this yearlong series of training sessions, Performance Skills, Anxiety and Courage, will be held Wednesday, July 11, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the Chamber's Conference Room A, Suite 351 in the Main Street Promenade.
Strong content is not enough to create a great presentation. It also takes a confident, controlled, persuasive performance from the speaker. Having a game-plan and techniques for your public speaking can make an enormous difference in your confidence and performance. Together, they will help you find your voice and become a more dynamic speaker.
In this next installment, Keith Kelly, Innovative Communications, and Erin Patti, The Doepel Retirement Planning Group of Raymond James, will offer their methods to overcome anxiety and deliver an exciting and engaging performance. They will also give pointers to help improve presentation skills which will further the goal of creating confident speakers.
About the Speakers
Erin began pursuing a career in the financial services industry in 2008 because she had a passion for helping others simplify their lives. She dedicated her college education to literature, writing and public speaking. She originally started teaching but soon realized the classroom was not the right venue for her.
Erin joined Raymond James as one of an elite few candidates, in the Financial Planning Residency Program located at their Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. Erin returned to Illinois to join the Doepel Retirement Planning Group as a Financial Advisor. She firmly believes in a comprehensive financial planning approach that is tailored to her clients’ unique personal and financial priorities.
Keith has over 30 years experience in media production, including 20 years with his own company, Innovative Communications. His diverse background includes experience as a professional actor, musician, artist, on-air radio talent and movie critic. Keith formed Innovative Communications in 1990 and partners with clients to produce creative, dynamic informational and marketing videos for companies in an effort to improve sales through compelling, entertaining and informative messages.
Keith is a two-term past-president of the Illinois Videographers Association, an international award winner for his videos. Keith also has a bachelor’s in broadcast production.
About the Become a Powerful Voice in Your Business Series
Public speaking skills teach confidence to help interact not only in group settings but one-on-one, help make you and your business more marketable, and of course, successfully get your message out to the public.
Over the course of this year, attendees will learn
- How to create a "wow" presentation
- Introductions and understanding your audience
- The preparations necessary before and after the presentation
- Handling visual aids such as PowerPoint, hand-outs and other media
- Forming the right attitude
- Overcoming anxiety and developing performance skills
- Creating an interactive audience.
Need a speaker?
Interested in becoming a speaker?
Want to improve your presentation skills?
Don't know where to look?
Look no further than the Chamber! The Speakers Bureau includes professional speakers who cover a wide variety of topics, including business development, communication skills, health & wellness, sales & marketing and more.
In 2012, this group of high quality, dynamic speakers will provide the Chamber Members with tools to improve your presentation and speaking skills. If you or anyone you know are uncomfortable make presentations, get nervous at the thought of speaking in front of an audience, or just want to learn how to become an effective speaker, then you will not want to miss this monthly member benefit.
Please check out the Speakers Bureau Committee web page to download the application to join or download the Speakers Bureau Brochure to learn more about our professional speakers.
Become a Powerful Voice For Your Business Series:
February 8 - Speech Content & Organization of your Speech
March 14 - Introductions, Understanding your Audience
April 11 - Preparation, Before & After the Speech
May 9 - PowerPoint, Handouts & Other Media Tips
June 13 - Attitude, Handling Objections
July 11 - Performance Skills, Anxiety & Courage
August 8 - Keeping the Audience Engaged
September 12 - Educational, Informative & Entertaining
October 10 - How to Work the Room
November 14 - Outstanding Endings
December 12 - Fearless Public Speaking Panel