A Few Spots Still Available for 'Spokesperson Training' at IBS
Leaders of local and state home builders associations and their members have an opportunity to learn the latest interviewing and public speaking techniques through NAHB’s “Spokesperson Training” program at the 2008 International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
Time is running out, however, and with one day sold out and the other dates nearing capacity, members need to register quickly as spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
With the major influx of stories in newspapers, television and radio focusing on the state of the housing industry, state and local industry professionals may find themselves on the receiving end of a call from the media, or they may be asked to formally address a group at their next meeting.
Speaking to either the media or a group doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience.
The program includes two different one-day seminars:
- “Interview Skills” — helps participants master strategies for broadcast and print interviews, including message development. Attendees will learn how to give clear, concise answers in a high-pressure, spur-of-the moment interview.
- “Presentation Skills” — focuses on how to organize and deliver a speech or presentation and handle questions and answers.
"Interview Skills" Monday, Feb. 11
"Interview Skills" Tuesday, Feb. 12 Sold Out
"Presentation Skills" Wednesday, Feb. 13
"Presentation Skills" Thursday, Feb. 14
Each seminar is led by professional communication consultants who have more than 30 years of experience training NAHB members on the critical issues they face every day.
The fee to attend the Interview Skills or the Presentation Skills class is $495 per person for each one-day seminar.
More than 15,000 NAHB leaders have taken Spokesperson Training since the program began in 1979.
For more information or to register, e-mail Brooke Fishel in NAHB Public Affairs, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8061.
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.