The following are useful resources and notes from a workshop I conducted at Elmhurst College's Partners Program. Learn more about the program and how it can help your small business.
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After a recent talk at Elmhurst College, a student reached out to me for a list of books that would help him learn more about becoming a successful freelancer and public speaker; he's graduating soon and knows the job market is still tight. Of course, I want to be a selfish promoter of my book and say, "Public Speaking in the Digital Age." But it's really your basic step-by-step approach to learning presentations.
For those already good at outlining, organizing, and some elements of style, the following books are excellent reads:
In February 2015, I gave a talk at Elmhurst College on producing and sharing digital portfolios in a Web2.0/3.0 world. This presentation was in Dr. Bridget O'Rourke's course .
To motivate these neophyte English students to get their asses in gear, I threw down the gauntlet. I challenged them to a friendly competition. I said, "Hey, if you work hard and show me what you produce by the end of the semester, I'll select a winner and produce a PowToon video or video resume for you. This work would probably end up costing a client $500. So, it is a big deal."
I hope they accept the challenge and wow my pants off. Well, only figuratively. They're English majors, I'm sure they understand. Good luck, you whippersnappers.
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