Become a Presentation Pro: Secrets of the Speaking Pros
Friday, May 27, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Back Bay C
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | Introductory
|Gillian A. Dionne
afraid of public speaking? We are! A recent study identified public speaking
as the biggest phobia in the United States. Proposal professionals need good
interpersonal communication skills to be successful; you are always being
judged by your verbal and non-verbal skills. This highly interactive, highly
amusing session features some of APMP's top speakers sharing their secrets
for successful public speaking. Laugh and learn from the "presentations
gone bad" stories reenacted by the panel, interact with fellow attendees
to practice the tips shared, and develop the confidence to speak in front of
, CP APMP and Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM), director of
proposals/BD information systems at General Dynamics Information Technology
(GDIT) has 25+ years' experience in technical communication, business
development, information systems, and proposal management. Gillian has been
attending and presenting at APMP events since 2001, served on the Florida
Sunshine Chapter board of directors in 2014, and is serving on the APMP board
of directors for 2015-2016.
is a vice president at SM&A, a certified APMP Fellow, past APMP
CEO, recipient of the APMP Founders' Award and presenter at 13 APMP annual
international conferences on using Microsoft Word for proposal development.
Dick has authored more than 40 articles for "Wordman's Production
Corner" in the APMP Perspective, and he has 20 years' experience developing and leading
proposals of all shapes and sizes for a wide variety of market sectors in the
U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and Germany.
, CPP APMP Fellow, is the managing director, principal consultant at
Strategic Proposals LLC. BJ is a true
"Proposal Patriot and APMP Founding Father.” He is a recognized thought
leader on proposal development and a popular presenter known for his
informative, engaging and entertaining presentations. A long list of
individuals and companies credit BJ and the Strategic Proposals team for
helping them to significantly improve their proposal process and the quality
of their proposals as well as for increasing the associated win rates.
, CPP APMP Fellow, is a partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier
proposal creative services firm. Mike is an internationally recognized visual
communication guru, solution and strategy expert, award-winning author,
trainer and popular public speaker. He is a key contributor on multi-billion
dollar projects and helps Fortune 500 companies and small firms improve their
success rates. Mike shares his expertise through workshops, online tools and
books such as Billion Dollar Graphics.
, aka AppMaven, is a CF APMP Fellow. She’s the managing director at
Lohfeld Consulting Group. She has more than 25 years’ proposal development,
management, training and communications/social media experience, managing
proposal centers for Lockheed Martin and MSD. An avid technologist, Beth has
spent her career finding ways to use technology to enhance teams’ business
processes and customer deliverables. She regularly presents at APMP
conferences and writes for APMP publications.
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