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Expert Offers Sound Recommendations on Effective Speaking at April 2 Chapter Luncheon

The common wine bottle cork has more uses than one would expect. In fact, placing a cork in one’s mouth while practicing for a speech or presentation can actually help a speaker improve diction.

That was one tactic offered by Lynne Magnavite during “Put a Cork In It! Public Speaking Tips and Techniques,” her April 2 presentation during the IREM Chicago Chapter 23 luncheon.  The Senior Director of Education at IREM International, Magnavite provided a wide range of common-sense advice designed to help the infrequent or professional speaker do a better job on the podium.

Here are some suggestions:

Prior to the Speech. Before a presentation, speakers should prepare a checklist that addresses such issues as: Who is the audience; why is the presentation being made; what’s the message that’s being delivered; and how should the speaker convey the message.  It’s also advantageous to analyze the venue and learn about the event sponsor, where and when the presentation will take place and the kind of audio equipment that will be used. Read More...

 Kris HaskinsPresident's Message

By Kris Haskins, CPM®
IREM Chicago Chapter 2014 President.

 Advocacy is one great benefit of membership in an international organization like IREM. Collectively, IREM International and its chapters lobby to support the property management industry, the real estate assets we’re charged with managing, our tenants and our staff.

Next week, members of IREM Chicago will join colleagues in Washington to participate in an important lobbying initiative -- the 17th Annual IREM Capitol Hill Visit Day.

This annual event is a joint effort on behalf of IREM and CCIM Institute, and up to 300 IREM colleagues from across the nation are scheduled to attend. Events like the Hill Visit Day give constituents direct outlets to national lawmakers, which is critical in a democracy. Nearly every industry and trade/professional organization in the United States schedules a mass visit to the nation’s capital as a way for constituents to inform legislators on significant issues affecting their industry. Read More...