Sarasota, FL. The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) is hosting “Upping Your Presentation Game: Creating an Engaging and Effective Message,” a presentation by Devon R. Chestnut, APR, CPRC, communications manager for Cox Communications, a broadband communications and entertainment company. The event is March 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Dattoli Cancer Center, 2803 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Tickets, which include a buffet lunch, are $25 for FPRA members; $35 for guests. To register, visit www.cwcfpra.com.
What makes a presentation effective and engaging—the preparation, the message, the speaker, or the delivery? “The answer is all of the above—and more,” says Mischa Kirby, APR, president of CWC-FPRA. “This presentation will walk us through the steps needed, from start to finish, to create an effective presentation. Devon will help us uncover key elements that successful presentations use. She will also discuss new and innovative presentation tools and gain insightful tips on presentation delivery. This forum offers a goldmine of information, strategies and resources for marketing professionals, business owners and anyone who wants to get the word out about what they do.”
Devon Chestnut is the communications manager for Cox Communications, a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, internet, telephone and home security and automation services. Chestnut’s role includes managing Cox’s Southeast Region internal communications for an employee base of approximately 1,900, working within the states of Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. She also plays a pivotal role in several national company projects and initiatives. In addition, she supports the region’s community outreach efforts for Cox’s Ocala market. A native of Ocala, Chestnut holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2012 and Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) credential in 2016.
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association meets monthly for professional development luncheons and networking. Visit www.cwcfpra.com for the latest details.
The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The organization’s 16 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,500 members across the state. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC in 1938. For more information, visit www.fpra.org.