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    May Breakfast Meeting - The Art of Business: Engaging Your Audience in New Ways

    Date: May 23, 2023, 8:00am – 9:30am
    Holiday Inn - Roanoke Airport Conference Center
    3315 Ordway Drive
    Roanoke, VA 24017

    Registration begins at 8 am. Meeting begins at 8:30 am.

    Last day to register or cancel registration for a refund is NOON on May 19, 2023.
    $25.00 Member | $30.00 Non-Member | $10 Student Chapter Members
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    The Art of Business: Engaging Your Audience in New Ways


    This workshop looks at some of the techniques used by professional theatre, film and television performers that can be used to enhance business presentations, and improve communication with  colleagues, customers, and clients.  Whether you are trying to reach an audience of one or 100, these techniques will enhance both your speaking and performance abilities. Topics that are examined include nerves, using non-verbal communication in a more dynamic way, developing a better voice, and improving your creativity through imagination, concentration, observation and relaxation. The workshop is participatory, fun, and probably quite different from any other workshop you have taken on presentation skills. 


    Greg Justice is an associate professor in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech. He teaches courses in performance studies and directing. He also teaches a course in business presentations for the Virginia Tech Online MBA Program in Falls Church, VA. He has also taught in the Virginia Tech Presidential Global Scholars program in Riva St. Vitale, Switzerland, and with the Virginia Tech Study Abroad Program in the Dominican Republic for four years. He was also hired as a faculty member on Semester at Sea.

    Greg has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Fine Arts degree Pennsylvania State University. Greg has received numerous major teaching awards including the Virginia Tech Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Diggs Teaching Scholar Award for innovative teaching, and he is past chair of Virginia Tech’s Academy of Teaching Excellence.

    As a professional actor, Greg has appeared in over 100 theatrical productions and numerous television and radio commercials. He has also directed over 50 plays for the School of Performing Arts. His most recent productions include Men on Boats, Santaland Diaries, Mr. Marmalade and, the musical titled, [title of show].

    Greg is a nationally recognized speaker, workshop facilitator, and executive trainer. His Art of Business, Art of Teaching, Art of Interviews, and Art of Professional Speaking workshops have been taken by tens of thousands of individuals for over the last 25 years. These include Fortune 500 companies, businesses, government agencies, and university and college administrators, faculty, staff, and students. He also trains professional speakers for a National Speakers Bureau



    Approved for: 

    SHRM Credit (1.00 PDC Credit Hour) and HRCI Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)