April 02, 2010

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, "Six mistakes that sabotage your presentation," Tuesday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Hunt Formal in Hunt Hall at Bucknell.

Bonnie Budzowski, of Incredible Messages, will discuss how to deliver presentation that engage and persuade others by avoiding the six mistakes presenters make including: striving to impress rather than serve, confusing the audience with clutter, winging the story, and missing opportunities in the question-and-answer session.

With more than 20 years in the communications field, Budzowski has worked with corporations, executives, universities and associations. The recipient of an M.A. in communications, she is the author of Secrets to Get Busy People to Respond to Your Messages and Clickety Clack: 86 Ways to Keep Your Speech on Track. She is past president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Registration required
The cost to attend is $35 per person; fee includes one-year subscriptions to Inc. and Susquehanna Business Life magazines. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249 or toll-free at 1-866-375-6010; e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp. Veterans may attend free of charge.

The Microsoft Company (www.mslocalbiz.com) and Computer Support Services, Inc, (CSSI www.cssi.com) partners, are doorprize sponsors of Microsoft Office 2007 Professional edition software to be awarded during a drawing at this seminar.

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

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. For more information, visit www.bucknell.edu/x7025.xml.

Contact: Division of Communications

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