Unleash your communication awesomeness! Polish your presentation skills and learn the best ways to communicate whether you need to talk to your boss, some colleagues, city leaders or the public. Secrets revealed will include top anxiety busters, the magic of strategic preparation, and powerful delivery techniques. This session will focus on typical presentations environmental professionals make including relaying technical environmental information and controversial subject matters at public hearings -- and beyond!
1 AICP CM Credit Available (ID# 9182968)
11:30 – 12:00 Registration and Lunch Selection
12:00 – 1:00 Presentation
Speaker: Betsy Hays, APR, Fellow PRSA
Betsy Hays, APR, Fellow PRSA, is an author, keynote speaker and workshop presenter who specializes in communication and productivity topics. She is also the lead Public Relations Professor for the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism (MCJ) at Fresno State -- a post she has held since 1999. In Fall 2018, Betsy took over as Chair of the MCJ Department. She has won numerous teaching and professional awards and was inducted as an MCJ Fellow in 2017 — a special mid-career honor that is part of the MCJ Alumni & Friends Hall of Fame. Betsy is an accredited public relations professional, having earned her “APR” designation from the Public Relations Society of America in 2004, and she was named to the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows in 2013. With more than 25 years of public relations experience, she has provided strategic communications counsel and support to a number of nonprofit and private sector organizations. She is also the co-author of three books, including Win & Wow: Public Relations Secrets for Everyday Success.