16 & 23


Find Your Voice: Presenting Ideas with Competence  

As you take on more responsibilities at your workplace, your communication skills can help you succeed or can impede your advancement. In any profession or business role, you must be able to communicate in ways to gain support for your ideas, influence decision-making, and motivate others to action.

In this two-day program, you will learn the communication principles and techniques used by the world’s most successful speakers. A study of these principles will help you become more persuasive as you convey your ideas to clients, customers, and organizational members. Through experiential exercises and small group activities, you will put these principles into practice and learn to communicate with confidence, clarity, and conviction. You will return to the workplace with the skills to influence and motivate others.

The topics covered include:

Determining your purpose.

Adapting to various audiences and situations.

Structuring your message to achieve your business objectives.

Capturing and holding the attention of your listeners.

Learning delivery techniques involving impression management, body language, and vocal variety.

This program is appropriate for business professionals at all levels of experience who would like to be more effective at communicating with others.

Register now for the “Find your Voice: Presenting your Ideas with Competence” workshop series on August 16 and August 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM at BHSU-Rapid City!

Fee: $199

Limited to 20 spots; lunch on your own.



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The SD CEO, Women's Business Center, provides training and business assistance to current and aspiring entrepreneurs from start-up to expansion.

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  • Training- developing, providing and/or recommending training, seminars and workshops to meet the needs of startup and existing businesses.
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  • Technical Assistance- identifying resources for comprehensive training, mentoring and counseling to help entrepreneurs reach business goals.

While services are available to ANYONE interested in business, the center has a special emphasis on assisting Women.

What our clients are saying about us:

"I like the hands-on approach with the program."

"I learned a great deal that I can put into practice in my business."

"The presenter was excellent; very knowledgeable and helpful."

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The SD CEO is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SD CEO operates under Cooperative Agreement SBAHQ-17-W-0018. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Contact Mela Cosme at (605) 642-6948 or email Mela.Cosme@BHSU.edu. SD CEO staff available on evenings and weekends.