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RISE & SHINE: "No Sweat! Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking"

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce and Ridgefield Library invite you to Rise & Shine with Bill Walton of The Walton Group

June 29, 2011 Wednesday Morning, 7:45am to 9am, The Dayton Room at Ridgefield Library

$10 Members; $20 General Admission

Includes Continental Breakfast Provided by Ancona’s Market

Bill Walton brings over 35 years of experience as a communications consultant, sales and marketing trainer, professional speaker and performance coach to his clients. He has worked extensively in Pharmaceuticals, including Boehringer Ingelheim; Consumer Products such as Pepsi, Aetna, SNET, Nestle, Texaco, Dun & Bradstreet, Connecticut Police; and Energy Efficiency Solutions and Law Enforcement. Bill has particular expertise in Presentation Skills and is nationally acclaimed for his work within the medical liaison arena. Bill was the chairman of the Communications & Theatre Department at Connecticut State University where he guided the program into an internationally recognized center for Communication & Theatre excellence. He retired as Emeritus Professor of Communications. Bill’s background also includes 10 years as a training film maker and commercial development for various business entities. Bill has been an adjunct Professor at Pace University, Smith College and guest lecturer at NYU, UCSB.

If you have ever suffered from a very bad case of speakers fright you are not alone! Studies have shown that people place fear of public speaking right up there with fear of snakes, heights and spiders! Let Bill show you how to overcome those fears and become an effective communicator in ALL arenas. In short, Bill will help you develop your communication skills to give you that essential competitive edge. Listen and learn different ways to give a riveting presentation of any length "without notes!" Train those nervous butterflies to fly in formation and channel your nervousness into presentation energy!

Some of Bill’s tried and proven techniques will cover:

Harnessing nervous energy, Bodyspeak - what you say before you speak, Eye contact, Vocal energy and placement, Effective use of gesticulation, Effective presentation layout, Visual aids-Do's and Don'ts, Handling Complaints, Question and answer strategies, Setting up the room in which you'll present, & Audience analysis.

Confidence levels will soar with these techniques and coaching! Register Now under ‘Events’ at ridgefieldchamber.org or call (203) 438-5992 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (203) 438-5992 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, 9 Bailey Avenue, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Ridgefield Library, 272 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

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