If you are reluctant to speak up at membership meetings, you find it awkward to start a conversation with a co-worker about an issue of interest in your workplace, or you wonder how others appear so able and comfortable to speak publicly: this will give you practice to build your confidence. You will become more familiar with the rules that determine when you can speak at a meeting or convention.
You will learn some of the “tricks and traps” of public speaking and respectful conversations. We will review speaking styles and acknowledge their value. Confidence grows throughout the day as participants take on opportunities to speak out in class.