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Conquering Presentations: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8:30am to 12:30pm

FI75 - FIU at I-75, 336
1930 SW 145th AVE, FIU at I-75, Miramar, Florida 33027

Speak, present and communicate with poise, power and persuasion. Learn essential skills to persuade, educate, and/or inform your audience. This is a two-day session on October 10 and October 11 from 8:30am – 12:30pm


Few people get formal education and training in public speaking and presentation skills, and in general, communication skills. Three out of four people report anxiety when presenting or speaking in front of other people. In the fast-paced world of catchy internet headlines, information overload, rapidly shrinking attention span, exponential technological advancement, Facebook, and Twitter, communicating ideas in an engaging and memorable way becomes a differentiating factor for success.

This 8-hour (over two days) action-learning course takes you through the essentials of effective communication and allows you to develop and practice your public speaking skills in a positive environment. You will walk away with insights and tools that will help you channel and grow your effective communicator and presenter self. You will learn how to deliver your ideas powerfully and how to make them stand out in the experience economy. This workshop will challenge you to stop talking, and, instead, to start speaking, so you can remain in the minds of your audiences long after your presentations are over.

So, what's in it for you? After completing this workshop, you will be better at:

1. Applying techniques to deal with the fear of public speaking.

2. Recognizing the DNA of a memorable and persuasive message.

3. Projecting confidence and authenticity through movement, body language, voice, and consistent eye contact.

4. Knowing your areas for improvement, so you can continue growing your speaking skills beyond this workshop.

Note: Employees must take both parts for full benefit and to receive a certificate.


Dr. Katsiaryna Matusevich’s expertise is in facilitating growth in individuals and organizations to bring about positive changes in the areas of communication, leadership development, and performance improvement. She coaches people to become more effective communicators, presenters, and public speakers, and transform their messages into memorable and impactful presentations. She is a certified Brain-Based Coach and a Results Trained Coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute. In her practice, she draws upon the latest neuroscience research to drive meaningful and long-lasting results for her clients. She is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development at Barry University and the founder of Growthwired LLC, a consulting company with the mission to improve individual, team, and organizational performance through science-based interventions.

Event Type

Academics, Career development, Workshops & webinars, Community


Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public




The Metropolitan Center


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