September 22, 2022

Many years ago, I attended a 45-minute conference presentation where the speaker had close to 200 slides filled with text and graphs.

I left knowing almost nothing more about the subject than I had when I started and feeling anxious and overwhelmed 😩

I would have been better off taking a nap.

While there is a difference between conference presentations for professionals and classes or workshops for the public, many public speaking strategies apply to both situations.

Key among them: don’t try to convey too much information, and your audience’s experience should cross your mind as you design the class.

As I mentioned last week, I taught a class recently for the American Nutrition Association about teaching classes. The focus was on how to build your practice by teaching classes and workshops for the general public.

I forgot to let you know it was happening, but I do have a replay for you if you’d like to check it out: Building your practice with classes and workshops. No paywall and no email address required to view the recording or access the resources.

Right beneath the replay, you can download the slides & a worksheet, and you’ll also see a few other resources that might be helpful.

Not everyone needs to teach classes as a way to build a practice. There are tons of ways to bring in new clients for folks who don’t love public speaking or just don’t want to do it. However, if this is something you want to try or have been doing, I hope you find some helpful tips in the recording.

Take care,

Camille

About Camille Freeman, DCN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for practicing herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a former professor with the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I taught physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating for 17 years. 

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