February 11, 2009

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the workshop, "Stand Up and Stand Out – Presentation Skills for Business Professionals," on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the SBDC Business Education Center, 207 Chamberlin Building, in Lewisburg.

Consultant David Burns will discuss the three rules for structuring a presentation; how to use interaction, movement, visuals and stories effectively; how to maintain audience focus, deal with nervousness and handle questions and challenges; and what to do when things go wrong.

Burns has worked as business trainer, speaker and consultant to organizations ranging in size from micro-businesses to Fortune 500 firms. He has a degree in education, advanced degrees in multiple martial arts and hands-on experience from running his own business since 1980.

Registration is $35 and includes handouts and refreshments as well as a one-year subscription (12 issues) to Inc. magazine, valued at $10. Veterans may attend free of charge.

Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call 570-577-1249, e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu or visit www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; the Greater Susquehanna Valley, Central Pennsylvania, and Brush Valley Regional Chambers of Commerce; The Standard-Journal; and The Daily Item.

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services or view the complete SBDC seminar schedule, visit www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/.

Contact: Division of Communications