Sept. 27, 2014
Students who fund public speaking daunting, whether in front of a crowd, at a job interview, or just in passing conversation, have an opportunity to attend a free workshop specifically aimed at developing communication skills.
The workshop, “Building Self Confidence Through Communication and Conversation,” created by 16-year Toastmaster veteran Jackie Bates, will return to City College for a second year Thursday, Sept. 25, at noon in the Cultural Awareness Center.
Bates said she is looking forward to returning to City College after the success her workshop had at the campus last year.
“The program helps you sell yourself — for the job, for life,” Bates said, “I’m here to help. My gift is encouragement.”
Tamara Knox, student assistant at the Cultural Awareness Center, said she attended Bates’ workshop last year.
“I recommend her workshop to anyone and everyone because her information is invaluable,” said Knox, “It’s not just about public speaking — it’s about communication in general.”
Bates said she is shocked by the number of people between the ages of 20 and 40 who lack communication skills The use of interjections are constantly heard because people don’t know how to use their voices confidently and assertively in conversation.
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