In addition to the full-day eLearning voiceovers program I’m teaching as part of the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference in Orlando, I’m also going to be leading discussion/coaching sessions as part of the Morning Buzz breakfast chat programs from 7:15-8:15AM on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 3/23-25. I’ll be in the Crystal Room on the ground floor of the Disney Hilton for these three Morning Buzz sessions.
When Heidi Fisk and I discussed making session this available, my goal was two-fold: First, I want to help eLearning professionals improve their speaking and presentation skills so that they can “sell” their important ideas to stakeholders and advocate for eLearning more compellingly. Second, I’ve noticed that at any conference, there is always a mix of people who can really stand up and command the room, and others who may have interesting ideas but simply don’t know how to “connect” with the audience. Bottom line: If you can’t communicate effectively, your great ideas may not reach the people who need to hear them. If you’re focused on your laptop, never making eye contact, never “engaging” the room, your ideas may languish unappreciated. I can help.
So, I’m offering my Presentation Skills 101 session as part of the Morning Buzz each day in the hopes that some of my attendees will be speakers from the conference itself who need some quick, proven tips & tricks to really make their sessions memorable. If you know anyone presenting at Learning Solutions 2011, by all means, suggest they stop in for one of my sessions before they give their own. I’m betting that even someone who already feels comfortable in front of an audience will pick up a couple of tips. I usually charge $125/person for a session like this, so for attendees this represents an hour well “spent!”
If you haven’t already signed up for Learning Solutions 2011, it promises to be an excellent conference and you really should consider attending. Click the logo on this post to visit the site, read the agenda, and sign up. They also have great iPhone/iPad/Android apps so you can carry your conference schedule with you everywhere. I’ve already downloaded mine and have started setting up my schedule. Neat!