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Public Speaking for Engineers: Plan, Design and Deliver a Great Presentations

  • Feb 26, 2020 (9:30 - 2:30 pm CT; 8:30 - 1:30 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


DEADLINE: Friday, February 21, 2020

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Effective communication with a public audience and project stakeholders is often vital to the success of a project. Learning how to become a better public speaker will ensure the audience is getting the information they need. Shoots Veis provides insights into effective public speaking by technical professionals and the steps needed to provide a presentation the audience will grasp. Based on his book, Public Speaking for Engineers: Communicating Effectively with Clients, the Public, and Local Government, he will share his awareness into what makes an effective presentation based on his years of experience communicating with audiences.


Shoots Veis, PE, has been a Professional Engineer in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming for over 20 years. He is an experienced and engaging public speaker, having given hundreds of public presentations at professional conferences, college courses, public meetings, TEDxBillings and service clubs. Shoots served a five-year term on the Billings, MT city council, where he took an interest in infrastructure, finance, and public speaking by engineers. His time on the council prompted him to write Public Speaking for Engineers: Communicating Effectively with Clients, the Public, and Local Government.

Target Audience

This presentation is for staff members who communicate with elected officials, business owners, public and/or media. Engineers who hold public meetings would greatly benefit from this presentation. Non-engineers who speak to the media or other stakeholders would benefit from this presentation.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050