Dine and Shine: How to Help your Professional Staff Overcome Fears of Public Speaking

May 23, 2017
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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Bulley & Andrews
1755 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622


We are still dining and shining... but this time it will be over breakfast!

Join SMPS Chicago for a “Dine and Shine” webinar! (prerecorded).

These guided presentations are produced by SMPS National and are followed by group discussion with industry peers.

Long considered one of the worst phobias, speaking in front of others is an essential skill in acquiring new business for A/E/C firms and building your firm's brand. This webinar will give you helpful tools and techniques and show you how to build confidence when presenting to co-workers, clients, and other professionals. In addition, you will become a more supportive marketing partner through active listening and helpful critique that will encourage your co-workers to become articulate professionals and overcome their fear of public speaking.


Learning Objectives

This webinar teaches attendees:

  • How the audience can guide your presentation even before you show up
  • Some of your best tools are completely unique to you and your presenters
  • How preparation makes all the difference
  • Ways you (the marketer) can make them (the experts) better communicators
  • Simple ways to support your team—even if you're not in the room and no matter who is watching

8:30am - 9am - Networking and Breakfast
9am -10:30am - Webinar and Discussion


Mary Jo Mrochinski
Marketing and Business Development, CH2M Hill Alaska
Mary Jo has been coaching for presentations and other business-to-business communications for more than twelve years. In addition, she is a professional actress (as seen on CSI: Crime Scene Investigators) and an improvisational comedian who performs weekly with Scared Scriptless and Urban Yeti Improv in Anchorage, Alaska.

CEU Credits
SMPS Webinars are approved for 1.5 continuing education units for the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) program and 1.5 learning units from the American Institute of Architects. Recordings of SMPS Webinars are approved for 1.5 CPSM CEUs.


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$25.00 Members
$50.00 after 5:00 pm May 19

$25.00 Non-member
$50.00 after 5:00 pm May 19