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Tuesday, October 15 • 9:00am - 4:30pm
Present Like a Pro [Pre-Conference; Registration Required]

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Are you stressed at the thought of speaking in front of groups? Would you like to improve your presentation style and learn tricks to develop a more dynamic presence? This workshop will give you the tools you need to sharpen your public speaking, presentation, and facilitation skills. Attendees will learn more about how to:

  • navigate current presentation technology trends
  • connect with your audience & increase engagement
  • design a poster, both professionally and creatively
  • craft an elevator speech that resonates and motivates
  • define a presentation topic & create learning outcomes
  • improve your body language and confidence & reduce presentation anxiety
  • roll with unexpected issues & recover quickly when things go wrong
  • create a mindful presentation that’s tailored to your message
  • effectively facilitate group conversations for maximum productivity


Amy Harris Houk

Department Head, Research, Outreach, and Instruction, UNC Greensboro
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Lauren Clossey

Continuing Education Consultant, State Library of NC
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Jennifer Hanft

Head, Content & Information Delivery, State Library of North Carolina
Library interests include: management & staff development, training & facilitation, reference & instruction, marketing & outreach.
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Kathryn Webb

Head, Research and Instructional Services, Joyner Library, East Carolina University

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Tuesday October 15, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
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