Presentation Skills & Public Speaking



Length: 2 days

Whether you’re a beginner at presenting or looking to improve your current skills this program is a unique opportunity to build confidence and professional presence. From creating a presentation to knowing when and how to end one, this course will provide the information, practice and individual coaching to improve your skills.

Learn how to prepare presentations, overcome nervous jitters, create a powerful opening and connect with your audience. Whether you need to speak in front of small or large groups, this workshop help you develop skills to become a successful presenter. Some other topics covered and practiced:

  • Choose the best delivery technique to get your audience’s buy-in
  • Prepare for questions before you know what the questions will be
  • Simplify complicated topics and reach out to your audience
  • Positive facilitation skills to connect and involve the audience
  • How to use visual aids for maximum impact

Part 1 May 31,2017

Part 2 June 1, 2017

9 am - 3:30 pm


** Attendees must attend both days to receive credit.

There is a $90 materials and facilitation fee for this event which will be charged directly to the registrant's cost center. A Workshop fee will be incurred for all registration not canceled at least 72 hours before workshop.

Facilitator Christine Clapp

Christine Clapp is the author of Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts and the president of Spoken with Authority, a presentation skills consultancy that trains professionals to achieve their personal best every time they present.

Christine holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Early in her career, she worked on Capitol Hill for two years as a communications aide to a senator and three years as a communications director for a member of Congress. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at The George Washington University for over a decade.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

Healey Family Student Center, Herman Room
3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057

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University Services, Human Resources, Department of, Talent Development



Christine Clapp

Open to the public and the press?


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Diane Kirchner

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