Nonprofits First
Public Speaking Series
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In a recent survey about anxiety, over 40 percent of participants listed speaking in front of a group as their biggest fear, thus ranking public speaking as the number one fear in the U.S. – above even dying. Nonprofit professionals are frequently called upon to share their message with a wider audience. Therefore, having the skills to speak extemporaneously in an engaging manner while minimizing anxiety is vital for all nonprofit professionals when sharing an organization’s vision.

10/25/2019 to 12/13/2019
When: Fridays, October 25, November 8, November 22, December 13
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Nonprofits First
1818 South Australian Avenue
Suite 450
West Palm Beach, Florida  33409
United States
Contact: Shari J. Hanglan
(561) 214-7435

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This class meets Fridays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

 October 25, November 8, November 22, December 13


 This four-part training series will guide participants through issues related to speech construction and delivery, including: 

  • Handling physiological and psychological reactions to anxiety during a presentation 
  • Analyzing an audience to tailor a message for maximum impact 
  • Constructing an engaging yet focused speech 
  • Incorporating ethos, pathos and logos for persuasive impact 
  • Using body language to enhance spoken messages 
  • Creating visual aids that enrich a presentation 

Participants in this series will have the opportunity to: 

  • Present an impromptu speech (to practice “in the moment” speaking skills) 
  • Present a formal speech (to practice pre-planned presentation skills) 
  • Receive individualized feedback on presentations to maximize improvement and growth 
  • Engage in peer review of other participants’ speeches for continued reinforcement of skills 


This comprehensive early bird package is priced at $169.99 for Members and $212.99 for Nonmembers through October 11th

**October 12th - October 24th**  Member price: $200.00  Nonmember price: $243.00


This comprehensive package includes:

  • A public speaking series tailored to nonprofit professionals
  • Four two-hour sessions at NonProfits First’s training facility 
  • Unlimited one-on-one virtual coaching for participants for duration of series
  • Notes, handouts and individualized feedback for participants 







Marcie Pachter has over 20 years of experience in the communications field. She is a Professor of Speech Communication, teaching speech, interpersonal communication, leadership development, argumentation and debate, voice and diction and mass media courses. A Stewart Award-winning educator, she was the keynote speaker at an AFC (Association of Florida Colleges) regional conference and several Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremonies. 

A third-generation Floridian, Marcie returned to Florida after receiving her Master’s degree in Communication from Indiana State University so she could teach at her alma mater, Palm Beach State College, where she has been tenured faculty since 2002. She is committed to her South Florida community, serving on the Board of Trustees at Temple Shaarei Shalom and as co-chair of that organization’s Scholar in Resident Program.







  • Please note that photographs, audio, and/or video at this or any Nonprofits First event may be used on the Nonprofits First  website or Nonprofits First  social media pages.
  • By registering for this or any Nonprofits First  event, you are giving your permission to have your voice recorded and/or photograph taken. You acknowledge that your participation is voluntary, and neither you nor your organization will receive compensation for the use of photographs, audio, and/or video.


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