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The Professional Development Committee coordinates professional development workshops throughout the year. Our topics are based on trends in the industry, and more importantly, input taken from participant evaluations: we do listen to you! Members may use up to two membership vouchers per year to bring a non-member colleague free of charge to qualifying workshops.


November 02, 2016
Go Public with Your Speaking
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 405

Think back to a time when you were truly captivated by a speaker. Was it in the workplace? At a conference? On a TED talk? No matter the source, a great public speaker has the power to stick with you long after the presentation ends.

While captivating an audience is a skill that takes years to develop, there are some simple ways to instantly improve your speaking and presentation skills. Join us for an interactive workshop where you will learn presentation skills that are essential to being a more captivating speaker. Led by founder and CEO of Energize Your Voice, Minna Taylor, this workshop will explore topics of engagement, activation, breath/body/brain integration, and effective message transfer to keep your audience captive. Throughout the morning, we’ll engage a strong sense of play and improvisation and spend time reflecting on lessons to ground them in practicality. We’ll also explore how to develop a dynamic message through storytelling and transfer the message with dynamic communication, to elicit participation and engage the curiosity of the listener. 

*Please note: This workshop directly follows the Annual NYAVA Members' meeting (9 a.m. - 10 a.m.). The workshop is free for current members or $60.00 for non-members. All are invited to attend!

Past Workshops
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