Pre-Conference Workshop 4: Conference Presentation Skills

Date: 2 October 2017
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Gauteng

We all communicate on a daily basis, using different tools. In the world of library and information science, more and more librarians are required to conduct training, present workshops or training to users (in person or virtually), and present at conferences. Therefore communication skills are no longer an option, and with a little help, one can work on communicating important information with confidence. The workshop on conference presentation skills will be presented by Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.
LIASA is proud to now also introduce librarians to this organisation, and invite all to make use of this opportunity to develop presentation skills. Each Toastmasters Speechcraft course is organised and presented by experienced Toastmasters.

The skills developed by participants during a Speechcraft course include:
*   Preparing a speech;
*   Speech organization and 4 purposes of speech;
*   Presentation skills, including the use of voice and body language (taking care of nerves);
*   Using  appropriate visual aids comfortably;
*   Impromptu speaking (off the cuff); and
*   Persuasive & inspirational speeches.

The one day course will be facilitated by Distinguished Toastmaster Frank Tsuro who is the Program Quality Director of Toastmasters in Southern Africa. He is an Executive Speech Coach by profession hence we chose him.

Read more about Toastmasters.

Frank Tsuro