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Selling Your Ideas by Creating and Giving Engaging Presentations

Featuring: Lance Baird, Vice President of Business Strategy and Development at Slack and Company and Kevin O'Connor, professional speaker, consultant and author.

In the world of B2B marketing, presentations are bountiful. They help seal deals, tell brand’s stories, share creative and strategy, and even make or break careers. Being a great presenter takes skill, practice, charisma and confidence, and is often a challenge for young professionals.

The BMA Chicago Young Professionals group invites you to take your presentation skills to the next level with this two-part seminar on December 5th.

Hear from Lance Baird, Vice President of Business Strategy and Development at Slack and Company, as he shares tips that will help you nail every presentation from beginning to end. Join Kevin O'Connor, professional speaker and consultant, as he helps you define and practice the skills and the mindset for being an effective and engaging presenter.

Join us (and bring your young professional friends and co-workers) as we develop the skills that will help you with everything from day-to-day interactions to presentations, moderations, and even facilitations with clients and colleagues. 


Lance Baird is the Vice President of Business Strategy and Development at Slack and Company, a B2B agency in Chicago, Illinois. He travels extensively throughout North America and overseas to share his sales and marketing insights with a variety of technical firms and professional organizations.Lance is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA from the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. He is also a certified brand coach, earning this distinction from the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, a center of excellence at Penn State.


Kevin E. O’Connor, CSP is a professional speaker and consultant primarily to healthcare teams. Kevin is a faculty member of the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and consults with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. He teaches at Chicago’s Loyola University and at Columbia College, the nation’s largest performing arts school. Kevin holds three masters degrees and has earned the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. Less than 550 persons in the world hold this honor for speaking and teaching excellence. Kevin is the author of eight books—his latest focuses on executive presentations and facilitations—and he is currently writing a book on helping team members to contribute without fear or reticence, especially during transitions.


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