Explain Your Work! 5 Public Speaking Skills You Can Learn Now

MPD2 Management and Professional Development

Location: Ballroom E

MONDAY, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Ever seen a blank look while you talked to your boss or a client about your project? Between coding and designing, we often use jargon that can make non-web people feel stupid. When we convey our ideas clearly, we can change our supervisors and customers from confused and disconnected to happy and supportive. Genevieve has been a member of Toastmasters International for more than four years and has been active in developing effective public speaking skills for more than ten. In this session you'll learn 5 concrete skills you can use immediately and other suggestions to keep building your career.

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Genevieve Howard
Strategic Communications Associate II, University of Missouri

Genevieve A. Howard is a writer, speaker and communications professional with more than 9 years in digital communications experience including web and social media. She earned her undergrad degree in language studies from the University of California-Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in education from Mizzou. She is a published author and a member of Toastmasters International, having earned the Advanced Communicator Bronze level.