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Make 2012 Your Most Successful Year Ever:
Plan, Write & Speak with Greater Impact

Support Center for Nonprofit Management
Friday, February 3, 2012; 9:30AM - 5:00PM

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1

Presentations. Reports. New projects. These have never been easy. But in today's market, the stakes feel even higher. Constant interruptions, tight timelines and budgets – it can be difficult to know where to start, let alone how stay on track and get your point across clearly and concisely in minimum time! 

But help is at hand. Join three veteran facilitators in this highly interactive 1-day session, and
get tools you can use right away to make your speaking, writing, and planning more effective.  

Immediate Benefits:

  • Tools to help you make presentations with confidence: organize your thoughts and convey key points, whether you're speaking at a meeting or making a presentation to a large group
  • Tips to write what you mean quickly and clearly in multiple formats, including emails, memos, reports and more 
  • A basic framework and practical steps for planning that will help you stay focused on your intended outcomes and let go of unnecessary activities

Overview of Topics:

- --- 3 failproof ways to structure your presentation
- --- Storytelling techniques to make sure your audience retains and acts on your message
-- -- Strategies to adjust the amount of your content from 5 to 60 minutes
-- -- Get started quickly with confidence
- --- Be more concise using the Five Habits of Highly Grammatical Writers
- --- Persuade and engage with reader-centric writing
-- -- Pitfalls to avoid when starting new projects
-- -- Planning with an outcome-focus
---- Letting go of time and resource wasters

----(View the expanded list of topics at the bottom of the page.)

Who Should Attend:
Professionals seeking to make an impact through their presentations, writing, and/or new projects.  Good for those starting from scratch or looking to freshen up existing skills.

Friday, February 3, 2012; 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Support Center for Nonprofit Management
305 7th Avenue, 11th Floor @ 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Attendance Fee: $95 per person - limited time sale! - $30 off original $125 fee
----------Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1

To register or with questions, email Training@InnovationsQuantified.com.
When registering, please include your organization, how many people will be attending, and whether you'd like to be pay by check or secure credit card transaction.

About the Facilitators
Merrill Black has over 25 years of experience in adult education, writing, research, program development, publication design, and fundraising. She has consulted with organizations working in economic development, the arts, affordable housing, and health care. She currently develops curriculum for an after-school Health Science Academy and community health empowerment initiatives and is an adjunct lecturer for CUNY's School of Professional Studies in the Disabilities Studies and Applied Theater Programs. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Press, Underwired Magazine and More.com.

Andrée Lockwood has had more than 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector, first as a Program Director and Executive Director, now as a consultant, coach, retreat facilitator and workshop leader. Andrée conducts workshops on a variety of communication-related topics including communication skills, effective presentations, running effective meetings, and training of the trainer for human service, healthcare, arts and educational organizations.  Her clients include Fund for the City of New York, Grand Street Settlement, Maimonides Medical Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Public Library, NYU Wagner School of Public Service, The Open Society, Rutgers University Libraries and UJA-Federation of New York.   Before opening Andrée Lockwood Associates in 1991, Andrée was a Senior Consultant at The Whelan Group and Executive Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  She holds a Divinity degree from the University of London.

Laurel Molloy is Founder & Chief Consultant of Innovations Quantified (IQ).  Since 1999, IQ has been helping organizations increase their impact by getting a handle on their outcomes.  Clients include local, national, and international nonprofits and grantmakers like Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and United Nations International Labour Organization. Laurel is known for her practical approach to outcome-focused efforts, and her ability to make her workshops relevant and engaging to her audience.  She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU Wagner, and wrote the instructional guidebook, Finally - Outcome Measurement Strategies Anyone Can Understand.

Expanded Topics List:
- --- Conquering presentation “nerves”
----- 3 techniques for successful presenters
----- 5 steps to identify your main objectives (aka - what you want your audience to know)
----- 3 presentation models to help you make your case
----- How to identify your main points - and condense or expand when necessary
----- What to do if it’s going wrong
-- -- Mind Mapping with sticky notes
----- Working WIFM: what your audience wants to know
- --- Five Habits of Highly Grammatical Writers
---- Show, Don’t Tell: Engaging your audience with examples and vignettes
---- Revising for meaning, impact, and accuracy
-- -- 5 common pitfalls to avoid when starting new projects
-- -- The best tool for planning with an outcome-focus
---- Who’s at the table? Engaging the right people in the discussion.
-- -- Letting go of time and resource wasters
---- Following through - the final frontier!