About This Presentation
The fear of speaking in front of groups is not an uncommon one. Historically and globally, a majority of people would prefer doing just about anything besides being in front of a group! To be a leader, however, one must be able to communicate. And often that includes speaking or presenting in front of groups. In this session participants will explore communicating with five audience sizes, recognizing command & control issues and will discuss the importance of sending a congruent, clear & credible message to their audience. The session will also cover organizing and delivering an effective presentation.
About the Instructor
Rich Drinon, M.A., is President of Drinon & Associates. He provides group training and individual coaching for leaders, mangers and other executives. He is also a professional keynote speaker. Over the past 27 years, he has conducted thousands of sessions for hundreds of organizations across North America.
Rich started his first training company, ExecutivEdge, in 1988. From that platform he launched The Crowd Pleasers, an agency which represented speakers and entertainers, and VideoEdge which produced training, instructional and promotional videos. In addition to owning businesses, Rich has worked in leadership positions for statewide, national and international for-profit and non-profit organizations. He has served as the Director of Education for the Kansas Hospital Association and as Director of Marketing for the International Association for Jazz Education.
Rich is a Journalism graduate of the University of New Mexico and has a master’s degree in Communication & Leadership studies from Gonzaga University. He is also a graduate of Grace & Glory Bible College and five Dale Carnegie Courses in Management, Sales, Human Relations & Public Speaking, Personnel Development and Customer Relations.
His magazine articles on sports, music and business have appeared in numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated, Kansas City Star Magazine, The New Rock Times, New Mexico Business Journal and Kansas Business News Magazine. He currently writes a leadership column for TK Magazine and his blog Rich Drinon Leadership Communication.