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LD201 Public Speaking: How to Deliver an Engaging, Memorable and Informative Presentation

September 11, 2019  |  0800 - 1130

Room: 211B
Track: Leadership
Session Code: LD201
Session Type: NCBI
CE Credit: 4

Would you rather face a pit of vipers than speak in front of a group? Do you avoid leadership positions and promotions because they require public speaking? Are you required to lead a team meeting or speak at your HBA meetings and want to be more effective at the microphone? Good news – this course can help! In this class, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of public speaking, such as how to avoid common mistakes, tips to overcoming your fear of public speaking and how to calm your nerves before a presentation. This course is for everyone - whether you’ve never used a microphone or if you’re a polished speaker. Come ready to laugh, learn, and love the art and science of public speaking!


Meredith Oliver

Meredith Communications, Inc

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Meredith Oliver, CSP, MIRM works with home builders who want to drive more traffic, leads, and sales. She is the cofounder and chief strategist of Meredith Communications, a digital marketing agency in Raleigh, NC specializing in home builder marketing. Meredith Communications is in its eighteenth year delivering digital marketing solutions such as website design, search engine optimization, and social media marketing.

Meredith holds a Masters Degree in Communication Technology from Rollins College and is the author of three books, 1) Click Power: The Proven System Home Builders Use to Drive More Traffic, Leads and Sales and 2) FANtastic Marketing: Leverage Your Fan Factor, Build a Blockbuster Brand, Score New Customers, and Knock Out the Competition and 3) FANtastic Selling: The 10 Undeniable Traits of Rock-Star, Top-Producing, Quota-Busting Salespeople.

She has been speaking professionally for 17 years and holds the prestigious CSP (Certified Speaking Professional®) designation, the highest designation conferred by the National Speakers Association. She is a eighteen-time presenter at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders Show including multiple appearances in the Super Sales Rally.

Meredith holds the MIRM (Masters in Residential Marketing) and the MCSP (Master Certified Sales Professional) designations. She is an approved instructor for both designations. She is a Past Chair of the NAHB Institute of Residential Marketing and currently services on the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) Board of Governors. Meredith served for two years as the Communications Chair for the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council.

Honors include 2017 MIRM Designee of the Year, 2016 NAHB PWB National Member of the Year, and 2015 NAHB NSMC Bill Molster Award for Outstanding Service and Lifetime Achievement.

Meredith lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, son, and three shih tzus. She loves what she does and can’t imagine doing anything else. You can follow her on Twitter @MeredithCSP and on Instagram @MeredithsShoes22.

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