Start Date: 2/7/2019 1:00 PM CST
End Date: 2/7/2019 2:00 PM CST
Venue Name: Virtual Webinar
Grant Professionals Association
Public speaking usually ranks as American’s number 1 fear, ahead of dying, snakes and spiders. In essence, people would rather die from a massive snake and spider attack than stand up in front of a group of people and make a presentation! Not surprising since so many of us have suffered through boring, uninspired, and irrelevant presentations made by so-called professionals who drone on and on and on.
Whether you work for a large organization or a small shop, you will likely need to present your grant project or ideas to someone during your career, whether a decision-maker within your own organization or a potential funder. Perhaps you have attended a conference like GPA and thought “I know this information. If only I could present it as confidently as that speaker did.” Or perhaps: “That’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back. I could do better than that!”
In this session, we will discover ways to make presentations interesting, exciting and the type in which people walk out and talk about how much they learned. We will discuss what information to include in your presentation, how to make it interesting and relevant to your audience, how and when to inject humor, best ways to organize your ideas, and tips to sound like a professional. We will also review ways to use and not use PowerPoint or other media to enhance your presentation.
While focused on the skills you need in a public speaking or presentation situation, the skills learned here will also apply to individual conversations and group meetings. Learn how to convey ideas competently and confidently to 1 person or a room of thousands.
Linda has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in communication and rhetoric along with more than 20 years of higher education teaching experience in communication including public speaking and interpersonal communication upon which this webinar will draw. With more than 30 years of grant experience – 7+ as a consultant – Linda has made numerous presentations in front of clients and supervisors and as a teacher and workshop presenter. As such, she brings both the academic foundation and real-world experiences to provide practical advice that attendees can immediately implement in their work and personal lives
Other: Oral Communcation Skills/Leadership
Methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers