8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bravery & Brevity: Developing Effective Presentation Skills Instructor: Donna Belcinski, Greenwich Hospital Location: Church Would you like to learn to talk to anyone with confidence? Want to be comfortable presenting yourself in a positive manner – clearly, concisely, and precisely? This is the course for you. The instructor, a Dale Carnegie Institute graduate and former class coach, starts the course off with introductions. Participants will work on creating 2-3 presentations. One will be short, like an “elevator speech;” the other will be one idea or concept you would like to get across in 3 minutes or less. Since this takes practice, you will be speaking in front of the group during the session. (You can’t wish away the jitters unless you practice overcoming them)! Learn to use humor, stories, personal experience, etc., in presentations and conversation. Handouts and a bibliography will provide materials for further practice and study.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Measuring What Matters to Stakeholders Instructors: Cindy Olney, PhD & Michelle Eberle, MLS Location: York How can we educate decision makers about the value that knowledge managers and information professionals bring to their organizations? Measuring and communicating what matters to key stakeholders is one step in the process. This workshop teaches you how to use evaluation to obtain meaningful information that conveys your library's value to those who influence your budget and operations. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using planning, evaluation and communication tools to help them demonstrate their value to stakeholders.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Perfect: Tips & Tricks for Creating a Successful Research Poster Instructor: Gary Atwood, MSLIS Location: Church Have you played a role in creating a research poster for a local, regional, or national conference, and felt you were less than prepared? This workshop will review some of the key mistakes that people make when creating and presenting a research poster and discuss how to fix them. Participants will learn about the different sections of a poster, how to properly use text and images, rules for layout, printing options and different strategies for presenting a poster. Participants will also get to apply what they’ve learned by critiquing sample posters. Although all skill levels are welcome, the target audience is those with novice to intermediate poster design experience.