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Tips for Effective ACPA Presentations

As you prepare for your presentations at ACPA's Annual Meeting in April, please join us for a webinar of useful tips to ensure your presentation skills are at their best.  Effective organization, clear speech, and dynamic delivery will keep your audience engaged. Whether you are new to conference presentations or an experienced presenter, this webinar will help you develop and refine your presentation skills.

ACPA is pleased to welcome Pamela D. Hopkins, Ph.D., Director of the East Carolina University (ECU) Speech Communication Center, as our guest speaker for this webinar. Dr. Hopkins works with students, faculty and staff members on issues related to verbal communication skills.  She received a Ph.D. in Technical and Professional Communication from ECU and M.A. in Speech Communication from Penn State.  Dr. Hopkins’ areas of research interest include public speaking and effective communication skills between clinical team members and patients.

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Collapse Media Training for ACPA Approved Teams

This year marks the 75th year of ACPA supporting individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions and the physicians who care for them. This milestone presents an opportunity to educate new audiences on cleft lip/palate, craniofacial conditions and care providers like you who are experts in the field. ACPA would like to arm Approved Teams with tools and tips for effectively engaging with news media in your local communities.

This webinar will walk through a PR toolkit for teams that includes PR opportunities, FAQs, rules for engaging with reporters and tips for interview preparation.

Presenters Adam Bernstein and Amanda DeWeese are PR consultants in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Chernoff Newman, an integrated marketing communications agency. Bernstein is senior vice president with more than three decades of experience specializing in strategic communications counsel, issues management and crisis response. With 15 years of experience, DeWeese is an account supervisor with the firm focusing on public relations, news media relations and social media strategy for a wide range of clients. Both are Accredited in Public Relations (APR), a credential by the Public Relations Society of America.

Original Seminar Date: May 10, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Orientation to ACPA

As an attendee of ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in this orientation webinar.  Patricia Beals, DMD, MS is ACPA's 2018 Program Chair and will share tips to help you arrive and settle in smoothly, take advantage of valuable networking opportunities, claim continuing education credit and navigate the meeting program effectively. This session will also include a Q&A period. Discussions will be targeted for new meeting attendees. All are welcome.

Original Seminar Date: April 03, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now