AYP to get tips on public speaking

Professional speaker Denise Ryan, Firestar Speaking, will be the guest speaker at the Aiken Young Professionals next Lunch & Learn.

The event will be held Friday, March 15th from 12 to 2 p.m. at Newberry Hall in downtown Aiken.

Ryan is an author, professional trainer, and keynote speaker known for her infectious energy and enthusiasm.  She will address the topic, “Public Speaking & Preparing an Effective Presentation,” sharing her many anecdotes and tips on how to be a better public speaker and on making an effective presentation in the workplace.

“I’ve heard Denise on several occasions,” said Aiken Chamber President J. David Jameson, “She understands the ins-and-outs of public speaking, from knowing your audience to the importance of not only what to say but also how to say it.  I think the young professionals will walk away with valuable tips and information,” Jameson said.

Ryan holds the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation awarded to fewer than 10 percent of professional speakers. She travels the country, making presentations to large corporations and small businesses at conferences, board retreats and annual meetings.  More information about her can be found on her website, www.firestarspeaking.com.

The AYP Lunch & Learn is open to anyone between the ages of 22 and 39.  The cost is $12 for AYP members and $20 for non-members.  Registrations must be made and paid for in advance.  Visit www.aikenchamber.net  to register.


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