On November 6 2009, I delivered a learning program for about 35 talented and motivated future leaders, members of the current cohort of Public Allies based in Connecticut. Public Allies is a non-profit organization that advances new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation.
The Connecticut “Allies” have formed three teams to work on community projects in the cities of Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven. I provided an overview of strategies and techniques for designing and delivering effective and memorable presentations, and then the Allies applied their learning to two situations that they are working on getting comfortable with: 1) Introducing themselves professionally, and 2) Preparing and presenting an overview of their team’s community project.
They made great progress in the short time we had together, and can build on this foundation to get ready for their upcoming project presentations in the community.