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Speakers Training - CHANGED TO 2 SESSIONS 6/20 AND 6/27.
Saturday, June 13 2009, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Due to scheduling conflicts, there will be no speaker's bureau training on June 13.  Visit June 20 and June 27 in the calendar 

North Texas Master Naturalist SPEAKERS BUREAU Sponsors 


June  13, 20 & 27, 2009 

  • Join NTMN’s Very FIRST Speakers’ Bureau Training Seminar. 
  • This is a wonderful opportunity for every Master Naturalist! 
  • Learn how to be a proficient speaker, fulfill volunteer hours and help meet the demand for educational lectures requested throughout the community.
  • All of the speakers on the program can serve as mentors for you.
  • Learn how to develop and deliver informative and entertaining presentations ranging from ‘Micro-talks’ (15 minutes) to full blown workshops (1 hour to a full day)
  • Great tips on successful public speaking from some of our best and most experienced speakers.
  • Computer training for new speakers.


 “An Intro to Speakers Bureau, Public Speaking Fundamentals”June 13, 2009  1:00 – 4:00 pmLearn the fundamentals of speech-writing, presentation preparation and basic elements of public speaking. Lots of fun exercises to challenge your public speaking skills! Learn how to use technology to enhance your topic. Find and develop a topic that really interests you!


“Advanced Speaking Tips”June 20, 2009  1:00 – 4:00 pmLearn the tricks and tips of speaking professionals. Continue to refine your topic into a presentation that will have your audience sitting on the edge of their seats. Advanced public speaking exercises. Learn how to use props and effectively engage the audience and solicit audience participation. Unravel the mysteries of technology (like, how to use the projector!).




“Rehearsals”June 27, 2009  1:00 – 4:00 pm This is it! Each participant will have an opportunity to test-drive their topic in front of a live audience. Learn to give and receive feedback. Learn to use feedback to enhance your presentation.


location:   Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Learning Center,  10056 Marsh Lane, Suite B 101, Dallas, TX 75229

Dates:          June 13, 20 & 27, 2009 

Contact:       Stephanie Kunkle-Timko, Reservations only, stimko@sbcglobal.net Please RSVP to stimko@sbcglobal.net by June 6, 2009

 Approved AT (3 hours each session)  5/8/09, rev 5/11/09