CONTACT: LAURIE HAAG
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Sept. 30, 1999
Women's center offers workshop on public speaking for
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A workshop titled "Speak
Up! Speak Out!," designed to help people become comfortable and effective
public speakers, is being offered through the University of Iowa Women's Resource
and Action Center. "Speak Up! Speak Out!" will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2 in the Iowa Memorial Union Lucas-Dodge Room.
The workshop, part of the Women's Center's Social
Change Training Series, will cover techniques and strategies for organizing
ideas, analysis of public communication contexts and basic public speaking
Participants will have the opportunity to practice
public speaking skills and therefore are urged to come to the workshop with
a topic in mind.
"Public communication skills are important for anyone
who needs to share information with others, or who hopes to persuade others
about an issue," says Women's Center Director Monique DiCarlo. "Many times
activists have paid little attention to the formal consideration of our communication
skills, especially public speaking skills, but in this increasingly information-oriented
age, these skills are becoming more and more critical."
The workshop is co-sponsored by Iowa Book and Supply
and Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County.
There is a $10 fee for the workshop; some scholarships
are available. To register for the workshop, request child care or an accommodation
to attend, or for more information, please call the Women's Resource and Action
Center at (319) 335-1486.
Trainers for the seminar are Laurie Haag and Joan
Faber McAlister, graduate students in the UI Department of Communication Studies.
Both have taught numerous communication courses at theUI and other institutions.