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Hutchinson Center offers professional development program on public speaking
May 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm$195.00
A professional development program, Public Speaking for
Business and More, will be offered May 3, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the University of
Maine Hutchinson Center. Nonprofit leaders, business leaders, educators,
municipal officials, members of the clergy and others interested in becoming a
better, more effective speaker are invited to register.
Presenter Tom Dowd received a communications degree from the University of
Delaware. He is a prize-winning speaker, and an award-winning and Amazon
best-selling author, trainer and coach. As a member of Toastmasters International, Dowd
exhibits consistent success in speech competitions and achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster
status in 2015. Dowd utilized his 25+ years of experience in the financial and customer service
industry to start Thomas Dowd Professional Development and Coaching, LLC, where he helps
people to creatively find their own paths to success.
Program participants will learn how to relieve the stress associated with speaking publicly;
become skilled in speaking with or without notes; think quickly, speak logically and engage an
audience; and use the power of personalized storytelling to increase information retention.
The cost of the program is $195 per person, and includes a continental breakfast and catered
lunch. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information or to register online, visit
The Hutchinson Center, an outreach center of the University of Maine, is committed to offering
high-quality professional development programs to the greater midcoast Maine community.
For information or to request an accommodation or scholarship application, contact Diana
McSorley, 207.338.8093; firstname.lastname@example.org