Empowering Communication: How To Speak With Confidence In Public

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


This workshop is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/8bf8a907c19e43c682b44077ca98058b. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The webinar starts at 1:15 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 1:20 p.m. 


Late arrival and/or early exit from the workshop invalidates receiving credit. 


How often have you participated in a discussion and not spoken up as you wanted to do? You were thinking of what you would say, trying to formulate the right words in your mind. Ultimately, however, words failed you, and before you knew it, your chance was gone. Everyone had moved on to a different topic, or the discussion had ended. Your window of opportunity had closed. Perhaps you felt shy, intimated, insecure, or even – let’s face it – afraid. Fear of looking foolish in front of others and even our own self-doubts can prevent us from saying the things we want to say – prudently - in public. If you have ever left a discussion wishing you had spoken up, said what you actually wanted to say, and/or stood up for yourself, this workshop is for you.



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Reenea R. Harrison
Clinical Instructor
Internship Director
Department of Retailing
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Reenea R. Harrison is clinical instructor and internship director for the Department of Retailing in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) at the University of South Carolina. She has taught business communications, English, speech, retailing, fashion history, University 101, college skills, industrial psychology and history courses. Prior to her current position, Harrison was an academic advisor/student services manager for the College of HRSM Office of Student Services. Previously, although she worked in other professions, she also served as director of academic affairs and adjunct instructor for the University of South Carolina Honors College, director of guidance at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia, teacher at Sandhills Academy in Columbia, adjunct instructor at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, and learning manager and adjunct instructor for Central Carolina Technical College (formerly Sumter Area Technical College) in Sumter, S.C.