Public Speaking for Health Professionals
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022 and Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Both days: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
  • Location: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA


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JACK E. ROSSIN, Jack's business, Jack E Rossin Presentation Skills Training, teaches techniques to help speakers be more confident when giving presentations; and more thoughtful about what they say when they are in front of an audience.  Jack’s training has four practice areas: 
  • Small group presentation skills workshops
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Business Development pitch coaching
  • Physician Leadership Training, a workshop that covers public speaking, persuasion, and emotional intelligence. 

In the past year, Jack has conducted presentation training workshops for Lawrence General Hospital, Exeter Hospital (NH), UMass Memorial Hospital, and the Peter Paul Management School for Furthering Physician Education. He has also run workshops for Vertex and Biogen. 

Jack is currently an instructor at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a graduate school.  His courses include The Art of Communications, Leading Through Speaking, and Public Speaking for Managers.

Presentation Training is Jack’s 2nd career. His original work was in advertising, where he was a founder of a mid-sized creative boutique in Boston. Prior to advertising, Jack was a TV director and copywriter.

Of note...

Jack worked 7 years, through high school and college, at a pawnshop outside of Philadelphia.  The rich experiences at the pawnshop were the basis for his business book on marketing, The Pawnshop Chronicles: Street Lessons for the Business World, which continues to sell modestly to this day.

Course Description

Public Speaking for Health Professionals is a 7-hour workshop (over two sessions) that teaches the key elements of public speaking while diffusing the anxiety that sometimes comes with public speaking. Because the class is limited to no more than seven participants, each person gets a great deal of one-on-one coaching and specific feedback based on their work in the class.

The class is a combination of some lecture and mostly instructional feedback. All participants make at least three presentations; each then reviewed by the instructor.

There are four areas of instruction which Jack Rossin calls The BOSS Method. BOSS is an acronym for the 4 areas of public speaking this course will help you to become more comfortable with:

  • Body Language is a sometimes-overlooked area in public speaking training, yet body language contributes to an audience's ability to understand the message and see the presenter in the most positive light.
  • Opens and closes are the most important sections of a presentation. Great emphasis is put on honing those two areas in this course.
  • Storytelling is the most compelling way we can use to communicate. You'll learn how to weave storytelling into your narratives.
  • Stoked to Speak. Countless studies reveal that a speaker's passion is directly aligned with the audience's belief in the speaker and the content.

Course Details

Session 1

  • Lecture
  • Student presentation. A 3-minute PowerPoint presentation called an Ice Breaker which introduces the student and their background (family, hobbies, education, etc.) to the class.

Session 2

  • The first student presentation is called a Grabber Opening. This is just the opening to a presentation, not the full presentation. It typically runs 1-2 minutes.
  • The second presentation is Presenting with Passion. Students are asked to give a 3-4 minute presentation. They can choose from one of two topics.
    • Tell us about something you are passionate about and why. In other classes people talked about being an ump for little league games, working with needy families, rock collecting, cooking, and sports. Your job is to make all of us feel that same passion, as well. OR
    • Tell a story about something that happened to you that changed the course of your life, or your career.

Learning Objectives
  • Strong presenters all have one technique in common: they all seem confident in front of the room. This course teaches techniques to be more confident when presenting.
  • Body language is a silent means of communicating with the audience. This course will teach you how to use body language to be more confident and persuasive.
  • You learn by doing. Our objective is to get you up and presenting as frequently as possible. The more you present, the more powerful you become.

Course Objectives
  • Deliver 3 presentations in front of the room.
  • Experiment with public speaking techniques in the safety of the class.
  • Learn how to give other students positive feedback. Helping others with their presentations helps you make stronger presentations.
  • Preparation is required for each of the two sessions.

CE Credits

Credit Hours:

  • 7 Participation Hours
  • 5 Self-Study Hours


AGD Code: 770

Course Fee




Remaining Seats: 1

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Educational Method

Live Lectures and Public Speaking Practice In Person


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