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Bring Stephanie Roberson Barnard to Your College!

Stephanie Roberson Communication consultant Stephanie Roberson Barnard has trained thousands of professionals on how to be more effective speakers, writers, and communicators. She has written education literature, developed online video training modules, and helped create and implement personalized communication training plans. Stephanie began her public speaking career as a contractor for Bayer Corporation when they hired her to teach communication skills to health care professionals via their Writing and Speaking for Excellence series. She was invited to present at several notable medical institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Thomas Jefferson University, the Centers for Disease Control, and others; at multiple international medical meetings and universities in the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada; and at commencement for East Carolina University’s Communication Studies Department. In addition to her work in the pharmaceutical industry, over the past 16 years, Stephanie has coached hundreds of health care professionals on presentation skills for FDA hearings, CFO reports, and scientific speaker programs, as well as national and international congresses. Some of her clients include AstraZeneca, Bayer Corporation, WL Gore, Merck, and Boehringer Ingelheim. Recently, Stephanie helped develop two online training video modules for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company: one for speaker training and another for sales representative compliance training. In 2001, Stephanie and colleagues co-wrote Writing, Speaking, and Communication Skills for Health Professionals (Yale University Press), which won two awards from The American Medical Writer’s Association. Her newest book, Listen. Write. Present. The Elements for Communicating Science and Technology, has just been released by Yale Press and makes the perfect companion to her seminars. Stephanie has a keen interest in education and currently serves as Fundraising Committee Chair for the Wilson Community College Foundation in Wilson, NC.

Stephanie is available to facilitate custom-designed workshops:

Speaking for Excellence
Even the best ideas are worthless unless they are communicated effectively. This course is designed to help participants become more effective speakers and includes information on how to prepare presentations for specific purposes, audiences, and settings. The workshop discussion includes strategies for organization, delivery, and managing anxiety, and features a slide presentation demonstrating how to design and edit slides to increase legibility and readability.

Small Group Presentation Skills Workshop
Each participant gives a brief presentation that is video recorded and critiqued by peers. This course includes a discussion of voice, articulation, body language, and use of visual aids; techniques to stimulate audience interest and involvement; and strategies to help facilitate audience recall of the message. Participants keep their DVDs.

Communicating for Excellence
Learn to use the six basic traits of excellent communication in order to get what you need. Assess your personal communication style and understand ways to adapt your style to others. Improve your listening, persuasion, and observation skills. Practice steps for dealing with abrupt, rushed, upset, or difficult people. Learn how to communicate for mutual understanding. This course will help you to

  • Collaborate with others at all levels in all types of organizations
  • Develop creative solutions to deal with challenging people
  • Build confidence, credibility, and respect for opinions

Writing for Excellence
Clear writing = clear thinking. Learn to write more clearly, concisely, convincingly, and confidently. Learn to successfully manage varied writing projects including abstracts, posters, manuscripts, emails, letters, grant proposals, and newsletters. Learn to build credibility and support for your ideas through persuasive words, repetition, transition, and parallel construction. Identify the most common problems in grammar, punctuation, and word usage. Learn how to edit your own work and identify venues to publish your message including hometown newspapers, alumni newsletters, websites, and social media.

Contact Ed Leach at leach@league.org or 480.705.8200, x233 to bring this exciting workshop facilitator to your next professional event. Visit http://www.league.org/services/topics.html for the full list of topics available through League Services.

Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 04/17/2012 at 8:42 AM | Categories: League Services -