It’s Time to Update to 21st Century Presentation Skills – Webinar, May 14

International Economic Development Council

Become a Strong Presenter: 21st Century Presentation Skills

Date: May 14, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Price: $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Non-members

Are you...

  • A strong presenter? 
  • Able to keep the audience engaged? 
  • Experienced in different presentation styles?

In the 21st century, presentation skills are evolving to keep audiences engaged. From new time frames, to new technology and new formats, the presentation skills taught in the 20th century are dated. It’s time to learn how to be a powerful speaker across all formats including webinars, TED talks, and podcasts. Presentations live beyond the moment thanks to readily available recording devices and sharing programs on the internet.

If you are ready to update your presentation skills or become a stronger presenter, join us on May 14 to learn how to:

  • Engage audiences in a virtual presentation 
  • Reinvent your presentation skills for contemporary formats such as Ignite or Pecha Kucha 
  • Effectively communicate your message to the audience 
  • Become a better presenter overall


Jennifer Wakefield, APR 
Vice President, Marketing & Communications 
Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission

As Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Jennifer manages the strategic marketing and communications efforts of the organization, including providing counsel to the organization's executives and board officers. She also is managing the new regional business branding initiative. Jennifer has fifteen years of experience in marketing and communications and holds her accreditation of public relations (APR), which signifies a high level of professional experience, competence and ethical standards. She has extensive experience in strategic communications planning, executive consulting, proactive issues management and media relations and is recognized as a thought leader in developing marketing strategies for economic development. Results of her media relations work have appeared in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business 2.0, CNET, BNET,, USA Today, Delta Sky, Lufthansa Exclusive, AirTran GO, as well as regional, national, international media outlets and industry trade publications.

IEDC Web Seminars Count: Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs) Earn Recertification Points

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle will earn two Level II points. If you have questions or would like more information about the CEcD program, please contact Rebecca Thomas at

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May 1, 2014
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