Speak up! Speak out! Public Speaking for Librarians

Speak up! Speak out! Public Speaking for Librarians

Whether presenting a budget to the finance committee, accepting an award from a local service club or talking at a staff meeting, good presentation skills help promote a professional image for the entire library.  Yet speaking in front of an audience can be a terrifying experience.  In fact, people fear public speaking more than they fear death!  This workshop covers techniques for developing and presenting a speech, and includes tips and exercises for overcoming the nervousness associated with public speaking.  Cataloger and veteran Toastmasters member Dodie Gaudet shares what she’s learned about good presentation skills.

Recommended for library directors, department heads, library staff members who need to make effective presentations.

This is an in person workshop

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Dodie Gaudet
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown
DLD Workshop
Registration has closed.

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Gail Hurley (gail.hurley@ct.gov or 860-704-2222) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Gail Hurley gail.hurley@ct.gov | (860) 704-2222.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.