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5 Must-Knows About Presenting to the Public


Given general distrust from experts and a seeming lack of overall interest, speaking to the public can be difficult—especially when you need to present the facts.

Want to leave your audiences feeling like they trust you? Do you need the public to support a stormwater infrastructure project or understand why they pay taxes for urban drainage?

Join Forester University for this live, educational webinar, as returning speaker Melanie Goetz, MBA, discusses her “Must-Knows” about presenting to the public in order to gain their support and perhaps get them to open their wallets. Explore the intricacies of presenting to all types of audiences—from elected officials to taxpayers.

This course will provide an overview of communicating the facts successfully and delve into some of the key topics related to the art of persuasion, non-verbal cues, and why to avoid apologies, jargon, and opinions. Attendees will learn the essentials for dealing with the opposition and receive insight into the importance of storytelling. They will discover how to implement storytelling that captures an audience’s attention and the types of handouts that can make a pivotal difference to a presentation’s outcome.

Learning Objectives
By participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn the art of storytelling
  • Find leverage in the predictability of the irrational
  • Recognize the importance of non-verbal cues
  • Discover the fatal flaws of apologies, jargon, and opinions
  • Realize the audience’s support and rally people to action

Train Your Team
Get the whole team trained! We offer additional savings if you register as a group. For group pricing information, contact us at

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcast
Lectures: 1
Session: 1 H 30 M
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

On-Demand Webcast > Erosion Control ($79.00)


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