Speak Up! Effectively Share Your Story in Any Situation


Date: September 18, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Sponsor: PATH Resource Center
Where: 321 Walker Drive, Suite 201 Warrenton, VA 20186


You’re passionate about your cause and the people who make the mission a reality. You want to share the news with the world! But sometimes anxiety about performing in public or a deep-seated fear of public speaking can get in your way.

Even if you’re okay with planned presentations (with lots of practice!), when asked to spontaneously speak on your feet or requested to “say a few words” about your organization, sometimes your mind seems to go blank. What might have been a golden opportunity to make a favorable impression can pass if you can’t speak up with a compelling message.

Join speaking coach Norma Thatcher in learning how to overcome anxiety and nervousness related to speaking in public and receive practical tips on becoming a “practiced” impromptu speaker. This workshop is perfect for any member of your organization that speaks in public for your nonprofit’s mission, or someone who would like to improve his or hers public speaking skills.

Participants will learn:

  • Science-based information on the importance of proper breathing related to speaking
  • Ideas to calm and center ourselves
  • Patterns that can let us quickly respond to off-the-cuff questions
  • Cues to focus on delivering great answers to unexpected questions

Presenter: Norma Thatcher, LIFTED UP

Free to any nonprofit staff, volunteers, or board members in northern Culpeper, Fauquier, or Rappahannock counties.

Please register at: http://www.pathforyou.org/resource-center/ or call Jenn Sweigart at 540-680-4149.