Taking Your Ideas to the Next Level: Free Webinar

Infopeople Webinar: George and Joan on Taking Your Ideas to the Next Level


You have a terrific idea for improving your library’s service. You excitedly share this fantastic new idea, only to have your enthusiasm deflated by picky questions, managerial indifference, or passive/aggressive resistance from your colleagues.


No matter how good your ideas are, if you don’t present them in a way that can be discussed and understood by the people who can make them happen, they won’t be implemented. You’ll be left frustrated. And your community will never experience that terrific new service.


This webinar will describe techniques that prepare library staff members at any level to present new ideas effectively. Participants will learn how to:

  • Demonstrate how your idea fits in with other organizational goals and practices;
  • Improve your empathetic skills, “think with someone else’s brain,” and anticipate how ideas will be received;
  • Identify the people who can assist you in carrying your ideas to reality;
  • Face resistance squarely and overcome objections;
  • Improve presentation skills so that a good idea won’t be lost in a substandard delivery.


This webinar will be of interest to any members of the library community who wish to see their ideas move forward. The tips and techniques covered here will also be useful to those who need to coach others in how to present their ideas more effectively. Participation by past and prospective Eureka! Leadership Institute participants is strongly recommended.


Webinar: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Time: 12pm-1pm PDT
Speaker: Joan Frye Williams, George Needham


For more information go to: http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/328/index.html

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.

Comments

  1. Cindy Maxey says:

    From what I can see at the website, you have to work in a California library to take part in this webinar. Is that correct or am I missing some way for us non-Californians to register?

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