It's the night before a presentation at work or a job interview. You are feeling anxious, you have butterflies in your stomach an you're worried your performance will suffer because of it. What would you do if you had techniques in your back pocket that could help calm your nerves, engage your audience and communicate a clear message? If you were a little less on edge before having to speak in public, what could you accomplish?

Professional actors are some of the best individuals in the world at grabbing and holding an audience. Our instructor, Greg Justice, is both a professor and an actor. In this Public Speaking & Presentation Skills workshop, he will equip you with the tools used by actors to:

-Reign in stage fright
-Gain the attention of an audience
-Keep their audience focused on what is said
-Make their words memorable

There's no need to worry about being put on the spot in this public speaking course, either; you can expect to be participatory, but you will never be put on the spot.

Who should attend?
Anyone who speaks in front of an audience in any situation and wants to learn how to do it with confidence and leave a lasting impression.

Our instructor:
Greg Justice is a professional speaker, executive speaker trainer, actor, director and associate professor in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech. He has been offering workshops in the industry for over 25 years. His diverse list of clients includes several Fortune 500 companies, scores of CEOs and hundreds of businesses and business organizations.

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Section Title
The Art of Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Feb 10, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Roanoke Center
567902 Registration non-credit $269.00
Section Notes

Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
108 N. Jefferson St. 7th Floor
Roanoke, VA 24016

Directions: The Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC) is housed in the renovated Norfolk & Western Railroad building at 108 North Jefferson Street, adjacent to the Hotel Roanoke. The main entrance closest to parking is on the west side of the building, facing Jordan Alley. The Jefferson Street and Centre Avenue entrances are NOT open to visitors or students.

From 581/US Rte 220 heading south, take Exit 5. Turn right onto Wells Avenue. Proceed past the Hotel Roanoke and cross Jefferson Street. Take the next left onto Jordan Alley; the Center is the second building on the left before arriving at the Gainsboro Garage.

From 581/US Rte 220 heading north, take Exit 4E. Immediately turn right onto Williamson Road. Proceed south to Wells Avenue, and turn right onto Wells Avenue. Proceed past the Hotel Roanoke on your left, crossing over Jefferson St. and take the next left unto Jordan Alley. The Center is the second building on the left before arriving at the Gainsboro Garage.

Program Schedule: 2/10/22 from 9am - 4pm (1 hour lunch break)

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

COVID-19 Requirements for In-person Programs: I acknowledge that preventative measures will be in place to mitigate my risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, I understand that my voluntary attendance at this program may increase my risk of exposure to COVID-19, regardless of the care and reasonable efforts taken to avoid and mitigate that risk.  To learn more, please visit: https://register.cpe.vt.edu/contentManagement.do?method=load&code=CM000008

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