Kevin's returning to UNH T2's virtual stage to talk again about communicating technical topics to a non-technical audience! Public speaking is one of the most effective and marketable skills any professional can have. Public speaking is also one of the most common fears we hold, and that fear can be amplified when speaking about technical topics to a non-technical audience (engineers and transportation planners!). Communicating about projects, public works needs, and transportation concepts can have its own sets of challenges in a public forum, town meeting, or when speaking with elected officials or citizens. Proper consideration to the audience and its needs, as well as the objective of the communication, can set the stage for a positive presentation. Add in confidence for speaking in front of others, and you have a winning combination for public meetings. Can you master a fear of speaking in front of others? Can you plan a presentation so it “speaks” to the audience, even if the topic or details are technical or complex? Yes!
Kevin Elliott is a veteran public speaker and public speaking instructor. He has taught public speaking at the college level and has spoken to small and large groups across the country. Kevin works with engineers every day by helping them communicate in various ways, including public speaking. In this webinar, he will teach you several principles that, when applied, will improve your public speaking instantly and ensure your role as a competent subject matter expert able to convey technical topics and public works information to a broad audience.