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Greater Good/Kellogg Certificate-Public Speaking (single workshop) From Monday, September 10 - Thursday, September 13

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Greater Good/Kellogg Certificate-Public Speaking (single workshop) Part of the Northwestern/Kellogg Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Certificate Program

  • Dates: September 10, 2018 - September 13, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 + Google Map


Attendance includes one day abbreviated workshop plus another day –

designated time slot , small group format with videographer (9am-12pm OR 1-4pm)

(5 hours total for the week)



Professor  Ernest Duplessis

This session will use a videographer in addition to the faculty speaker.  Raw footage will be available for purchase.

Understand the key components of effective public speaking in addition to communicating your message in a clear and concise way. Participants will be in into small groups to workshop their public speaking skills. The sessions will utilize a videographer to film short speeches by each participant and the small groups will be able to watch the videos and receive feedback on ways to improve. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase their videos for their own personal use.

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Class Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be given up to one week prior to the first week of class of any session. (The refund period for some classes, which require advanced reservations or purchase of materials, may be more limited.) Cancellations will incur a $5 handling fee for programs costing under $100 and a 10% handling fee for programs with fees of $100 or more. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified, and a full refund will be given.

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