JANUARY TOPIC and SPEAKER
High Content, High Humor: How to Keep Them Laughing While Delivering Substance
Dr Bill Conerly, CSP
Bill will begin with general suggestions to make high content, data-intensive speeches more interesting, then share ideas for incorporating humor into any presentation.
Bill has spoken to over 1,300 business audiences about economics, from Moscow, Idaho to Moscow, Russia. He earned a PhD from Duke, worked for two Fortune 500 corporations and a major bank, and now earns a majority of his income speaking. He also writes for Forbes.com.
About Speaker Performance Lab
The Speaker Performance Lab is your opportunity to get hands-on practice and obtain real time feedback for experienced professional members of NSA Oregon. Each month we focus upon a different aspect of delivering a WOW experience which gets you known as a “must see” speaker/presenter.
We are not just conveyors of information; we are entertainers as well. We must be engaging, enthralling and electric! There is substance and there is style. BOTH are critical to elevating ourselves above the plethora of speakers competing for those same engagements.
At the Speaker Performance Lab, we work on mating our superlative content with our natural dynamic style.
Speaker Performance Lab meets from 6:30-9:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. Networking and refreshments start at 6 pm. Dates include:
- Oct. 21, 2019
- Nov. 18, 2019
- Dec. 16, 2019
- Jan. 20, 2020
- Feb. 17, 2020
- March 16, 2020
- April 20, 2020
- May 18, 2020
Our guest professional speaker will do a short, 30-minute deep dive on their area of expertise. Following that, the floor will be yours to practice your material and gain insights from the professional speakers in attendance.
Tentative topics (subject to change) are:
- Powerful Openings
- Memorable Closings
- Presenting Stories
- Transitions Between Topics
- Vocal Production/Dynamics
- Designing 5 Minute Talks • Improvisation
- Creating Humor
- Delivering Data Or Technical Information
- Using Props
- How to Act Out A Character
Questions: Jan Carothers, 503-516-3519, or Dayna Cakebread, 503-421-9354
Please note that these workshops are for current NSA Oregon chapter members only. If you’d like to find out more about chapter membership, please visit our website at NSAOregon.org and select the Membership link.