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Transportation Seminar Series
Giving Effective Presentations

Nov 15, 2011 (2:00 - 2:50 p.m., IACC 422)

At one point or another, each of us is called upon to give a presentation. It might be in front of a college class, at a business meeting, at a conference, or at a research forum. One of the most highly sought after skills is the ability to stand on your feet in front of an audience, say what you want to say, and be effective in the way you present your material. A person who can stand in front of a group with poise and confidence creates the perception of competency.

Regardless of the setting for your presentation or your public speaking experience level, this seminar will provide you with strategies and techniques for building upon your existing skills, as well as tips for improving your performance and stepping up your confidence the next time you give a presentation.

Carol Wright, Associate Director Outreach & Training, Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute – NDSU

Carol Wright has served as Associate Director of Training & Outreach since May 2006. In that role, she is a trainer and is responsible for the oversight of SURTC's training and outreach efforts. She developed the Principles of Transit Management three-day training course for managers and front line supervisors of small urban and rural transit agencies as well as other professional training courses and conference workshops for transit operators. She just launched Tribal Transit Principles of Transit Management specifically tailored for tribal transit agencies and will have the Advanced Transit Management course ready for early 2012.

Ms. Wright is certified by the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) as a Certified Community Transit Manager (CCTM) and as a Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) Trainer. She has over 12 years of experience as executive director of public transportation for a multi-county project in central ND, where she managed rural, specialized, demand response and contracted services. She has served as a trainer and keynote speaker for national, state and local conferences for the past 20 years. She provides on-going training for state transit associations, state Departments of Transportation, and national transit organizations across the United States.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050