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September Meeting: Humor in Training and Presentations

  • 20 Sep 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Rebecca's Cafe 275 Grove Street, Auburndale, MA 02459


Come join us for our first meeting of the season!

Please click here to register for this event.
  • Member - $10.00
  • Currently Unemployed - $10.00
  • Non-member - $25.00
Note: Online registrations close at noon on September 19, 2011. After that time please contact or register at the event.

Our monthly meetings are designed for all: the employed, the self-employed and those in transition. The goal is to enhance your technology awareness, share the most current thinking on training and help people learn while providing opportunities to network with your colleagues. The meeting will be divided into three parts: tech talk, key note speaker and networking.

TECH TALK Michael Getz- "Dive into Moodle: Exploring Below the Surface"

In this Tech Talk session, we’ll look at how this leading open-source course management system/virtual learning environment is being used in the e-learning industry, as well as the features and capabilities of this platform for creating and delivering instructor-facilitated or completely self-paced online courses.

KEY NOTE Mary Cheyne- “Humor in Trainings & Presentations”

“You don’t have to be funny on the platform unless you want to get paid”. - Patricia Fripp

Would you like to be a funnier speaker, presenter or trainer? Do you think an ability to make your audience laugh is valuable? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, this workshop is for you.

In this presentation, you will:
•    Learn the secrets that funny presenters and speakers use to make their audience laugh.
•    Discover formulas you can use to create funny lines that your audience will laugh at time and time again.
•    Learn how to respond if no one laughs, and get a laugh as a result.
•    Uncover humor and discover your comedic style.

You will have plenty of opportunities to network, so bring lots of business cards.

6:00 – 6:15  Sign in and dinner/informal networking.
6:15 – 6:30  ASTD Business and Announcements
6:30 – 7:00  Tech Talk
7:00 – 7:15  Informal networking
7:15 – 8:30  Keynote speaker
8:30 – 8:45  Informal networking
8:45 – 9:00  Closing announcements

Mary Cheyne
(pronounced ‘Sheen’) MBA, is an award-winning communicator and the founder of Magnetic Podium, an organization that helps people find their unique voice and communicate with impact.

Mary Cheyne

During her 15+ years of experience training and speaking to over 10,000 people from over 25 cities in multiple countries, Mary has learned one important thing: To communicate and persuade effectively, the first person you need to convince is yourself.  Mary’s communications accolades have been featured in The Boston Globe and on TV shows in New York and Massachusetts.

Michael Getz is the Founder and President of Illumina Interactive.

Michael has spent more than 25 years designing, programming, and managing Internet- and multimedia-based training applications. Michael brings exceptional knowledge and expertise in the use of web and multimedia technologies to address corporate training requirements.


Rebecca's Cafe ( 275 Grove Street, Auburndale, MA 02459, 617-969-3382.

Note: There is no sign for Rebecca's on the street. 275 Grove St. is the Riverside Office Park, right next to the Riverside MBTA train and bus stop. Rebecca's is located at the back of the building, by the parking garage.

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