Spring 2011 Second Wednesday Series - March

It's Showtime! Delivering Effective Presentations

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the U.Va. Richmond Center, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Who Should Attend

Anyone whose job requires making formal presentations


Effective presentations take planning and practice-whether there are 2, 20, or 200 people in your audience. In order to sell your ideas or convey your message, you have to grab your listeners' attention and hold it. This workshop will prepare you to speak in public with confidence. You'll learn how to define your audience, determine your key objective, structure the content, create a strong beginning and end, maintain your focus, and use visual aids. You'll be able to practice a variety of techniques during the session by preparing and delivering a short presentation. Participants should come with an idea and related information to use in developing and delivering a 10-minute presentation.

This workshop will help you to

  • analyze your audience
  • prepare a presentation outline and design appropriate handouts
  • recognize the 10 deadly sins when making presentations
  • look at the why and how of audio visual aids
  • calm the butterflies and survive stressful situations

About the Trainer

Cindy Taylor is a learning consultant with Chesterfield University where she teaches courses in the schools of Quality and Continuous Improvement, Leadership and Personal Effectiveness, and Policy and Practice. After 25 years of human resource management, Cindy's areas of expertise include employee relations; organizational development, training, and evaluation; mediation; professional certification; facilitation; and the MBTI®. Cindy has an M.A. in public administration from George Mason University.

For more information, please contact 804/371-0101.