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Face-to-Face Presentation Skills: How to Present Like a Lion (Even if You Feel Like a Lamb) (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—GROUP RATE

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$ 107.10
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Day:  September 18, 2013
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What's the biggest fear in Western society? According to a Gallup Poll it's snakes. What's #2? Public speaking (2001). In order to be successful in ANY field, you need to have the ability to communicate your message in an effective, concise, and memorable way. Speakers need one set of skills to create a great message; and then have to call upon a completely different set (and a healthy dose of confidence) to effectively deliver that message.

This session explores the ways in which you—as a library professional—can effectively create and deliver your face-to-face message to your key stakeholders. Whether it's at a local civic meeting or on a national conference stage, how you deliver your message can be just as important—and sometimes more memorable—than your actual message.

This archived webinar was originally presented September 18, 2013.

Running time: 1 hour, 14 minutes

Please note: Your purchase at the ALA Store is only Step 1 of a 2-Step Registration process!


Upon purchase you will receive an Access Instructions PDF in the form of a digital download. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. This PDF contains a link to the webinar recording and a password you'll need to view it. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to access the webinar recording. If you have questions or problems accessing the purchased recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).

Technical requirements:
To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended. We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

Dr. Steve Yacovelli

Dr. Steve Yacovelli is Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group LLC, a learning and development consulting firm based in Orlando, Florida. TopDog’s focus is on change management, human learning and performance, learning technology best practices, and custom learning solutions creation. “Doc Yock” has been working in the learning space for over 20 years. He’s worked with Fortune 500 companies and various library organizations throughout the world to help determine learning strategy, implement learning technologies, develop professional skills of participants, and look at the impact of training within the organization.

With a combo of formal book smarts (EdD in Instructional Technology) and street smarts (experience with the likes of The Walt Disney Company, IBM, Ohio State, PLA, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) he’s become a “top dog” in his field. Steve’s latest book series, "Overcoming Poopy eLearning," hit virtual last year.

Public Library Association (PLA)

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.