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February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sales pitches, department updates, board meetings, keynote addresses, toasts, or interviews— every public speaking platform is a place to create connections and activate new opportunities. There are many ways to become a great public speaker; this course will provide tools that help you identify your speaking strengths and polish the areas that need improvement. The seminar covers strategies on how win an audience’s attention, build a strong connection, and make them remember you. Through exercises, you’ll receive personalized feedback in a constructive, safe environment while borrowing strategies from the most popular speakers in media, TED talks, and public life. No matter your profession, title, or age, walk away from this course equipped to become a powerful and memorable public speaker.
- Earn any audience’s attention and trust
- Learn strategies overcome public speaking anxiety
- Prepare for both rehearsed and impromptu speaking occasions
- Polish physical and vocal delivery skills
- Avoid delivering boring presentations
- Use powerful language, persuasive appeals, and clear organization methods
- Create beautiful, purposeful, engaging visual aids using free, simple technology resources
- What do the best speakers do?
- Identifying your strengths
- Shifting the spotlight to your audience– connection, attention, engagement
- Preparation and confidence strategies
Program Level: All ranges and levels of experience
Cost: $65 Member; $115 Non-member
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Liz Navarro is an educator, communications professional, writer, content creator, and founder of Liz Navarro + Co. She specializes in empowering people to find their voices, amplify them, and put their ideas in front of the people who need to hear them.
Liz works with people who have a message to share and helps them to fine-tune it in a way that is authentic, engaging, and activates new opportunities for them. She loves to give great people, great ideas, and great companies a platform. After working together, the biggest compliment clients and students can give her is, “Liz, that is exactly what I wanted to say, I just wasn’t sure how to say it.”
In addition to founding Liz Navarro + Co, Liz has worked as a communications and public speaking professor, high school English teacher, marketer, and communications assistant for organizations like Southern Methodist University and Pepperdine University, bon appetit and W magazines, and TOMS shoes.
Liz comes to Dallas by way of California (most recently) and Idaho (her home state). She lives here now with her husband Alex and daughter Lucy. Her work is featured at TEDx, Dallas Doing Good, Good Sophist, the Belo Media Group blog, and the Wonderfully Made podcast.
Find out more about Liz, her work, and how she serves her students and clients on her website: liznavarroco.com.
MA Education, Pepperdine University
BA Integrated Marketing Communications, Pepperdine University