Professional Development

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All sessions take place on a Tuesday from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls.
Dual-enrollment, therefore, is not possible. Registration deadline is Friday, September 13, 2019.

Agenda

Business Development Toastmasters

Session I: October 1, 2019

  • What is etiquette and why does it matter?
  • You never have a second chance to make a first impression
  • Handshakes are an answer to a question
  • Make comfortable and confident eye contact
  • Introduce yourself so that you are unforgettable (in a good way!)
  • A little more conversation… Dos and taboos
  • What (and what not) to wear – decoding dress codes
  • Business cards: not fliers at a hardware sale

 

Session II: November 5, 2019

  • Who goes first? Order of precedence
  • What do I call you? Titles, honorifics, names
  • Why can’t we just get along? Cultural awareness
  • It is what you don’t say that matters – Body language
    and gestures
  • A piece of cloth or a powerful symbol? Flags
  • Uniforms, salutes, ranks – a quick guide to interacting
    with the military

 

Session III: December 3, 2019

  • Dine like a diplomat!
  • Conducting yourself at the table
    • Seating
    • Napkin
    • Place setting
    • Handling utensils
    • Passing food
    • Toasting
  • Styles of eating
    • American
    • Continental
    • Asian
  • Host and guest roles

Session I: October 1, 2019

  • Importance of Good Public Speaking Skills
  • Self-Evaluation of Present Speaking Skills
  • Body Language Speaks Too
  • Controlling Fear of Speaking
  • Selecting a Speech Topic

 

Session II: October 29, 2019

  • Speech Evaluations
  • Speech Organization
  • Ice Breaker Speeches
  • Ums, Ahs, Filler Words, and Grammar

 

Session III: November 5, 2019

  • Vocal Variety
  • “Organize your Speech” presentations
  • General and Specific Speech Purposes
  • Table Topics

 

Session IV: December 3, 2019

  • “Get to the Point” Speeches
  • Table Topics
  • Presentation of Certificates
  • Adjournment