*Community and Fundamentals*

*Public Speaking Demystified…Tools, Tips and Tricks for Special Librarians*

*Sponsored by LexisNexis*

*Public Speaking…*few embrace it, many fear it, and no one escapes it.
Regardless of your station on the public speaking spectrum, from rock-star
speaker and master of toasts, to hiding under your desk to avoid even the
chance of uttering words in public, everyone can improve their public
speaking skills.  Perhaps you are comfortable with speaking in public, but
just need some tips to jazz up your presentations.  Maybe the frog in your
throat or butterflies in your stomach are preventing you from speaking your

*Find your voice…*at our presentation skills workshop.  Join us for an
engaging, fun-filled presentation by two local speakers and members of
Toastmasters who are mastering the art of public speaking.

Learn about:

   - Tools to improve public presentations
   - Tips to minimize and overcome fear
   - Tricks to make your presentations more memorable
   - *Register*

*When: *Wednesday, May 29, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

*Location: LexisNexis *1150 18th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington DC 20036

*Closest Metro Station:*  Farragut West (Blue, Orange Lines) /Farragut
North (Red line)

*Price:*  Members: $15

Non-members: $20

Students/Retired/Members in Transition: $10

*Questions contact:* Chris Vestal at [log in to unmask]

*About the Speakers:*

*Ron Barrett, Vice President of Nonprofit Services **National Corporate
Research, Ltd.*

Ron Barrett is the Vice President of Nonprofit Services at National
Corporate Research, Ltd., (“NCR”), a professional registered agent company
that provides nationwide corporate, secured transaction, business license,
and nonprofit services. His responsibilities at NCR have included
management of client service specialists and operational staff working with
various state and federal agencies as well as product development. He
joined NCR in 2008 when Capitol District Information, a provider of legal
research, document retrieval and library services in Washington, D.C., was
acquired by NCR.

He is a member of numerous organizations, including: The American Society
of Association Executives, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Capital Area
Nonprofit and Association Network, and is the President of Capital
Toastmasters I.

*Lewis Flax, Owner of Flax Associates *

**Lewis Flax started his own nonprofit fundraising consulting business in
2008 workin with many nonprofits including a trade association connected
with infomercials, a group that provides housing for individuals with
intellectual disabilities, an association of interior designers, and an
organization that seeks to prevent substance abuse. He provides business
development training / board training for clients and other organizations
(Center For Nonprofit Advancement, Maryland Nonprofits, Global Impact).

He is certified as an instructor for Dale Carnegie Training  and has served
as an instructor for the ‘Sales Success’ course. He is active in his own
professional association American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
and chairs one of their committees.

More information about the Capital Toastmasters:
Christopher M. Vestal
Government Consultant, LexisNexis
DC/SLA 2013 President-Elect

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