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Preconference Intensive Session I
Speak Up! And Present Your Way to Success
Thursday, January 12, 2012
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Public speaking increases credibility and name recognition for both you and your business. It offers an opportunity to connect with what is
typically a targeted audience ­ people who can afford and need your services, or who know others who do. Public speaking builds loyalty
with the sponsoring organization, and usually requires very little financial investment by you. In short, few ways will help you grow your busi-
ness as effectively and inexpensively as public speaking!
If you're among the millions who are terrified of public speaking, this Pre-Conference workshop will help you gain confidence you never ex-
pected, as well as learn solid speaking and listening skills you can begin using at conference! If you're an accomplished public speaker, this
workshop will help you go from so-so to sensational. Taught by experienced Senior Move Managers and seasoned public speakers in their own
right, this workshop will show you how to inspire, motivate and connect with your target audiences.
This Pre-Conference workshop is interactive, providing an opportunity for you to demonstrate the skills being taught in small, break-out
groups. You'll leave this session with increased confidence, a library of presentation ideas, solid strategies for securing speaking invitations,
and a toolkit of techniques that makes speakers great.
· Learn the Ten Commandments of Communication, the Ten Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes, How to Handle a Questioner Who Tries to
"Hijack" Your Program, What to Do When Things Go Wrong, and more.
· Discover how to use pitch, pauses, volume, speed, repetition, facial expressions, eye contact, stance, gestures and even props to make your
program memorable and effective.
· Explore how and when to use PowerPoint, as well as the 5 Essential Rules for Using Slides.
· Learn how to get invited to speak, and even how to get PAID to speak!
· Find out how to use public speaking to market your business.
Margit Novack, Moving Solutions, Havertown, PA and Standolyn Robertson, Things in Place, Boston, MA
Margit novack
Margit Novack is Founding President of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). A pioneer in the Senior
Move Management profession, Margit founded Moving Solutions in 1996, and has worked with thousands of senior clients.
Today, Moving Solutions includes 7 Team Leaders and 25 employees. Margit is committed to professionalizing the Senior
Move Management industry and in 2007 created eSMMART, a web-based training platform with over a dozen courses
dedicated to understanding the senior client.
Standolyn robertson
A professional organizing expert, Standolyn founded Things In Place in 2000. Since then, she has connected with thousands
of individuals and organizations through her organizing, coaching, consulting, and speaking. Standolyn has been featured
in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Real Simple, USA Today, Boston Globe, Money Maga-
zine, on CBS Boston, NPR, the A&E hit show, Hoarders, and more. A Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO), Standolyn has a
Level 2 Specialist Certificate in Chronic Disorganization from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD).