Original Broadcast Date: Thursday September 29, 2016

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Public speaking challenges us whether presenting in a small team environment or to a large audience at a large, national meeting. This webinar will help technical managers and scientists to effectively overcome anxiety, fear, and stress associated with public speaking. Techniques discussed will include structuring practice sessions, focusing on the audience, and optimizing mind and body to mitigate stress associated with any public speaking assignment.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Realize what forms fear can take and why
  • Recognize symptoms of stress and then develop a plan to alleviate them
  • Prepare the mind and body to reduce stress
  • Develop and implement structured practice sessions to reduce anxiety and worry

Rick Parmely is the founder of Polished and Professional LLC, a training company that specializes in improving communications of groups as diverse as individual scientists and managers, or groups of trainers. After teaching undergraduate chemistry at West Point and Juniata College, Rick joined Restek Corporation in 1997 and until recently directed their technical education program. He teaches communications technique, chemistry, and separation science theory. With 30-plus years of teaching experience, Rick has taught science and communications courses to widely diverse audiences, including NATO officials, technicians at the U.N. Pesticides Laboratory in Austria, flavor scientists in Shanghai, China, and scientists at the University of Nairobi as well as to hundreds of domestic clients.