|VolunteerToday.com ~~ The Electronic Gazette for Volunteerism|
VT readers ask questions about volunteer management
and administration. Ask Connie, an experienced volunteer manager, consultant
and trainer, provides the answers for all to see.
~ December 2006 ~
We are organizing a volunteer Speakers Bureau.
The speakers will make presentations to community organizations, businesses,
senior centers, etc., to promote our organization and the services it
offers. Im preparing to do a workshop for the speakers on public
speaking or platform skills. What tips can you share about public speaking
that I can use in the workshop?
Many thanks for all your help!
I believe that a volunteer Speakers Bureau is an excellent way to engage volunteers and promote your organization to the community. Many institutions have a volunteer Speakers Bureau, from museums and orchestras to health and human services groups. Volunteers can convey their enthusiasm and passion about your organization while they inform the community about the valuable services you provide. Here are my favorite tips for effective public speaking:
Connie Pirtle, of Strategic NonProfit-Resources, has 15 years' experience in working with volunteers. She has consulted and/or trained for such organizations as the Washington National Cathedral, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music America, and the Association for Volunteer Administration.
Send your questions to Connie
A Service of MBA
Publishing-A subsidiary of Macduff/Bunt Associates All materials copyright