Event Profile

Speaker Training Camp from a TEDx Trainer: How to Become a More Confident, Dynamic, and Riveting Speaker

September 14, 2016
DoubleTree Hotel Missoula Edgewater


The pre-registration is currently closed. If you would like to attend this event, please come to the NWPPA registration desk at the hotel, and our onsite coordinator will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Marketers, communicators, public affairs employees, and other interested employees who make presentations and speeches to either an internal or external audience.

Course Overview:

All public speaking has common elements that create a connection with your audience. In this four-hour workshop you’ll be taught some of the essentials in giving a great speech, whether it’s a TED talk, company presentation, or live interview for the local news station. 

The first course of action for creating any powerful presentation is discovering the message you're passionate about. Tom Stenzel will bring his experience coaching TEDx speakers to this workshop and help attendees understand that oftentimes the best talks are those where speakers share part of their own personal story or journey that makes the topic important to them. 

Attendees will be asked to prepare a three-to-four-minute speech (approximately 1-1.5 pages typed and double spaced). Speeches will then be used as the baseline for learning important principles of crafting a great presentation.

Course Objectives:

During this class, you will learn:

  • The essential elements of a speech
  • How to create a connection with your audience
  • How to discover a message you’re passionate about

Course Instructor:

Tom Stenzel, TEDxBozeman and High Country Speakers

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the class will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Lunch for workshop attendees will be provided.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

DoubleTree Hotel Missoula/Edgewater
100 Madison
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 542-4611

Room rate: $143 for a single

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 18, 2016, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with the Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/14/2016): $175
Utility Member Standard: $225

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/14/2016): $265
Associate Member Standard: $315

Non-member Early Bird (ends 8/14/2016): $525
Non-member Standard: $575

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.