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Whaddya Say & How Do You Say It on Virtual Platforms?

  • November 13, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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Whaddya Say & How Do You Say It on Virtual Platforms?

Friday November 13, 2020 at 8:30am – 12:00pm Central

          Presented by

Dean Heffta & Catherine Johns

In the virtual world, it’s a challenge to connect and engage with our audiences. Challenge no more!

Dean Heffta teaches us to how to build an engaging core message, how to interact more effectively and how to apply Pixar’s character development skills to your advantage!

Catherine Johns will step us through how to forge a relationship with your attendees, so they like you, trust you, learn from you… and take action!

Join us, and crush distractions to keep your audience connected AND engaged!

You will learn...

From Dean:

  •        Orient your message to ensure engagement.
  •        Build interactions to prevent “attendee distraction disorder.”
  •        Plan for the communicating with six perceptions in the audience.

From Catherine:

  •        Create the energy you used to get from a live and in person audience.
  •        Use your voice for maximum impact.
  •        Emphasize shared experience and embrace the elephant.


Dean Heffta helps business leaders break through uncertainty and miscommunication with tailored training and success coaching.

Experienced in sales, client service, and executive leadership, he brings the science of people smarts and organizational effectiveness to his unique solutions in helping teams improve results.

His consulting firm Clarus Results delivers strategic facilitation, leadership development, and performance consulting to businesses and non-profits.

Dean is the host of the podcast, “Communication on Point,” a licensed trainer of Process Communication Model®, a certified professional coach, and graduate of Drake University’s MBA program.

When it comes to connecting with a virtual audience, Catherine Johns has plenty to say. You might remember her many years on the radio. Catherine was doing virtual presentations before we had a name for them.

As a news anchor, talk show host, and morning show side-chick, Catherine developed relationships with people she’d never even meet in person. In fact, she still runs into one-time listeners who remind her of comment she made or a conversation they had …in the ‘80s!

Much as Catherine loved radio (and she did), eventually it was time to transition. As a communication consultant and coach, she discovered that being in the room with an audience was even more satisfying than sitting in a studio, broadcasting her voice through dashboards everywhere. She quickly discovered that creating a two-way relationship with in-person audiences is so much more enjoyable.

Things change, don’t they? Now, we’re all working on Zoom or Teams or Webex. It can be a challenge, even for experienced speakers, to engage an audience, keep their attention, and develop a connection.

Catherine draws on her broadcasting experience as she shows executives and entrepreneurs, speakers and leaders, how to connect with people they can’t see … command a room that isn’t real … and make a genuine impact with their virtual presentations.

Program Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00am          Open Networking, Small Breakout Sessions 

9:00 – 9:15am          Opening Remarks, Chapter Business

9:15 – 10:00am        Presenter Introductions:  Segment 1

10:00 – 10:15am      Break for attendees

10:15 – 11:00am      Segment 2 of Presentation

11:00 – 11:15am      Q&A

11:15 – 11:30am      Wrap Up & Closing

11:30 – 12:00pm      Bonus Open Networking

Find Out More:

Christy Moore, CMP
National Speakers Association Illinois Chapter
45 Delaware Court, Schaumburg IL 60193 

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