How To Be A Better Speaker

Joia Jefferson Nuri, In The Public Eye Communications, Kelli Dunlap, Psy.D.

Prerecorded from January 15th, 2021 Presentation

This workshop is not eligible for CE credit.

$30 MPA Members/$45 Non-Members

$20/MPA Early Career Psychologists

Public speaking is a valuable skill for psychologists. Whether it's speaking to members of your peer consultation group or a few thousand conference attendees, the ability to articulate your thoughts is crucial in getting the message across. If you've thought about presenting for MPA or want to add Speaker to your CV, this is the workshop for you!  Learn tips and tricks to improve your presentation. We're proud to have Joia Jefferson Nuri, a communications professional who has worked in television and radio, present this workshop.  Kelli Dunlap, Psy.D. share graphic design information and design tips to make your slides help you deliver your material and keep the audience's attention. 

By the end of this course, you should be able to 

  • Managing the fear of speaking
  • Understand the importance of vocal exercisesproper diction, and eye contact
  • Understand the importance of proper breathing techniques
  • Utilize slide design strategies

Joia Jefferson Nuri is the CEO of In the Public Eye Communications. She has coached more than 50 C-Suite executives who work in government, industry, and the private sector. She has written congressional and city council testimony and coached the leaders to deliver flawless presentations. Also, Joia has written 12 TEDx Talks and coached the client's delivery. She was a delegate representing the United States at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.  A year later, she delivered the keynote address before the 53-nation gathering. 

Joia has served on the leadership teams at NBC, CBS, C-SPAN, PBS, and NPR as a senior producer, anchor, reporter, and talk show host. One of her earliest communications clients was the Institute for Policy Studies, the nation's oldest progressive think tank, where she connected with Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover. She spent a decade creating communications strategies for their human rights work and traveled throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Africa on their behalf. 

Her media career began at NBC News as one of the first women hired as a technician. She moved to CBS News, where she became the first African American woman to serve as Technical Director of the CBS Evening News and Face The Nation. In addition to her roles as an executive leadership, public speaking, and media coach, Joia works as a voice actor for documentaries, training films, and audible books.