Updated: February 20, 2014 6:03AM
The Chicagoland Speakers Network will host a public speaking symposium with the aim of helping area residents and professionals meet their self-improvement goals in 2014, a press release from the organization said.
The Chicagoland Speakers Network will hold a half-day of educational workshops on various topics related to effective professional speaking at South Suburban College’s Oak Forest Center from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 24.
Research has shown that the average American greatly fears speaking in public, which may hamper growth in one’s career and professional life, according to the organization.
The symposium topics include “Get Those Butterflies to Fly in Formation,” by Alexandra Glumac; “The Powerful Presentation: How to Give the Greatest Speech Ever,” by Gia Claire; “Tell a Story with the Data: How to Speak Effectively Using PowerPoint,” by Audrey Weidman; “Speak for Success,” by Lori Klinka; and “Respect for Speaking: Finding Your Words to Create Life Changes in Others,” by Kat Van Dusen.
To register, call (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2346, or email AGlumac@ssc.edu.
The Oak Forest Center is at 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest.