Helping Solo Professionals Develop and Grow Their Businesses and Effectively Serve Their Clients
How to Present Technical Information so People Will Understand, Care, and Remember
The SPC and WEST are partnering to bring you this workshop. Please note this workshop will be held on a Thursday evening, not our usual Monday evening.
Technical presenters need more than public speaking training to keep an audience’s attention. If you explain complex concepts to people outside your field of expertise, you’ve learned snazzy slides and polished prose aren’t enough to keep your audience engaged.
In this session, you will learn a proven process to structure your technical talk so your audience understands, cares, and remembers. You'll also get access to a planning worksheet you can use to make your presentations memorable and understandable.
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About Our Speaker
Rick Pollak is the owner and Chief Explanation Officer of Presentation Medic, a company that specializes in curing boring technical presentations. He is also the operations and membership director of the SPC. Before starting his consulting business, he spent 35 years at Motorola, explaining complex wireless communications networks to non-technical audiences.
Rick has been a featured speaker at technology conferences in the U.S. and Canada. He’s coached speakers for TEDx events and been a guest lecturer at Boston-area universities. Rick is an accomplished jazz musician (keyboard and guitar) who believes that structure and story are the keys to helping people remember songs and speeches.
Once again, SPC has expanded its unstructured networking channels. This time, we’re headed south to lovely Walpole. Specifically, the Panera Bread on the south side of Walpole Mall on May 4.
Here's how it works: RSVP on meetup.com, then just show up, buy yourself some lunch and gather ‘round the virtual fire! You don't need to be an SPC member to attend.
We've picked 1:00 p.m. on a Friday as our start time to avoid the lunch rush and let people take as much time as they feel they can afford.
Natalia Olive, a member of the SPC Board, has volunteered to anchor this gathering. She will have a table sign with the SPC logo. RSVP here, and we will see you there!
SPC members have long expressed an interest in an additional channel for unstructured networking and just plain schmoozing about their business triumphs and trials. We launched our Meetups a while back, and have received very positive feedback from those participating ... and so we’re pleased to announce our next Burlington Lunchtime Meetup, to be held Friday, May 11, at 1:00 p.m.
For those who haven't yet participated,there is no registration fee and you don't have to be a member to attend. Please register on Meetup so we can push tables together for everyone. When you arrive, find yourself something appealing to nosh on, settle at the cash register, and join the group.
We’ve picked 1:00 p.m. on a Friday as our start time to avoid the crush and let people take as much time as they feel they can afford…and maybe start a new conversation they can pick up later!