End Public Speaking Anxiety With ‘Spokesperson Training' at IBS
The number-one fear of most people is public speaking, comedian Jerry Seinfeld once said, citing a number of studies. Death, he added, is number two. “That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy," Seinfeld quipped.
Public speaking does not have to be a stressful experience for NAHB members who can learn how to confidently prepare and deliver dynamic presentations to any audience by taking NAHB’s “Presentation Skills” seminar, which teaches attendees how to organize and deliver a speech and presentation with accompanying question and answer sessions.
“Presentation Skills” is part of the popular “Spokesperson Training” program.
Sessions Available at the International Builders’ Show
Registration is now open for ”Presentation Skills” sessions being held at International Builders’ Show in Orlando on Feb. 13 and 14.
In addition, NAHB will be offering “Interview Skills” seminars at IBS on Feb. 11 and 12. "Interview Skills" helps participants learn how to effectively convey a message to the public through the news media and master strategies for broadcast and print interviews. The training includes message development.
Each 7.5-hour seminar is limited to 12 participants. The seminars include instruction, skill-building exercises and on-camera practice interviews and presentations.
More than 15,000 NAHB leaders have participated in the “Spokesperson Training” program. The seminars are led by professional communication consultants, each with more than 30 years of experience training NAHB members on the issues that home builders, home builders association staff members and affiliate members face every day.
The registration fee is $495 for each one-day seminar. Registrations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, click here.
To register, e-mail Gwyn Donohue at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8447.
Free NAHB Kit Gives Builders Back-to-Basics Tips to Navigate the Slowdown
What was once expected to be a relatively mild housing slump following three years of record new home construction and sales has given way to a significant downturn.
To help members navigate the uncharted waters of this slowdown, NAHB has compiled a comprehensive “Back to Basics” online toolkit — the best of the basics, the tried and true and the truly new. To access the toolkit, click here.
To access the “Back to Basics” toolkit, you must be an NAHB member and have a login to www.nahb.org. To create a login, go to www.nahb.org/login or click on the log-in button on the main menu bar.
For assistance, call the NAHB Member Service Center at 800-368-5242.