Community Connections: Speaking & Listening in Extraordinary Times
Speaking & Listening in Extraordinary Times
Among the many adjustments we’ve needed to make in our business lives as a result of the pandemic, one of the most significant is how we interact with customers and colleagues on a daily basis. Videoconference meetings have replaced in-person meetings, we can no longer drop by our colleague’s office to ask a quick question, and people are increasingly relying on Zoom, Skype, and other video-conferencing software in place of phone calls.
Simply put, how we communicate has changed, likely forever. This interactive Workshop will review a range of public speaking skills as well as 2020 rules for communication to enhance your success while working at home and when we return to our offices.
Join us for this edition of Workshop Wednesday to learn:
• How to become a better public speaker and listener
• How to recognize and overcome performance anxiety
• Top tips to master Zoom etiquette and avoid Zoom fatigue
About our Speaker
Joanne Marlin, M.Ed. | Owner of Personal Verse
Joanne is the owner of Personal Verse, a public speaking coaching business. Her approach to public speaking training focuses on giving people the tools they need to enhance their communication skills in any situation. She works with students from elementary school through college as well as adults to maximize their strengths and minimize their challenges.
Joanne has been teaching public speaking, writing and other communication courses at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY, since 2015. Prior to becoming a college instructor, she had a successful career in public relations, working in the healthcare, technology and consumer products industries. She created and implemented promotional programs and was responsible for training executives and colleagues to speak to media, professional audiences and the general public. She also has extensive experience training people for job interviews.
Her career expertise is coupled with tremendous passion for helping people become more effective public speakers. As a trainer, she feels joy witnessing clients achieve their “aha moments” in their progression toward confident communications. Joanne earned a B.A. from Queens College and a Master of Education degree from Rutgers University.
(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm