Speak to Impress: Public Speaking Skills for Librarians and Archivists

Speaker Karen Erani
A member of Toastmasters International, Karen is active and a former officer in Brooklyn's Best Toastmasters, where she gives speeches and earned Competent Leader status. Her excellence in speaking was recognized when she won an Area 21 Humorous Speech Contest. Karen is an Independent Information Professional. She worked on projects ...

A member of Toastmasters International, Karen is active and a former officer in Brooklyn's Best Toastmasters, where she gives speeches and earned Competent Leader status. Her excellence in speaking was recognized when she won an Area 21 Humorous Speech Contest.


Karen is an Independent Information Professional. She worked on projects for ProQuest and as part-time instructor at Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. For over 20 years, Karen worked at the Pfizer Information Center in NY and held  various positions including leading the team responsible for training/instruction, reference and research.

Karen, a myMETRO member since 2010, is co-convener of the myMETRO SIG and a past Advisory Council member. She earned her MLS from Pratt Institute.

Full Description

Public speaking is a vital skill in any profession. As librarians and archivists, we participate in meetings, provide instruction to the public, pitch to clients, and address colleagues regularly. Effective communication is key to conveying our messages, whether they inform, persuade, or direct.

Content matters, and so does delivery. In order to maximize our credibility and showcase our expertise in the workplace, attention must also be paid to preparation, non-verbal cues, and more.

Join us for this interactive 2-hour session that will provide practical tips for speaking before any audience. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Attendees will have an opportunity to put these tips into practice and gain constructive feedback from a supportive audience during the workshop.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in becoming more comfortable speaking before an audience.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Learn tips for communicating more effectively 
  • Gain more confidence with speaking before an audience


Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.

When?

Mon, Jul. 21, 2014
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003