Speakers Bureau Committee Prepares For An Active Fall Season

On August 24, 2019, ten members of the Speakers Bureau met to discuss several PowerPoint Presentations, learn the procedure for assigning speakers and associates for upcoming events, and review the topics for the twelve events scheduled for September through November.

Our League offers 20 presentations on a wide variety of issue topics including: Civics, Critical Thinking and Civility, The National Popular Vote, Healthcare in America, and environmental issues such as Fracking. Local organizations request one of these topics to be presented at a time, date and location of their choosing, to inform and enlighten their audience. We ask for a monetary donation to the League of Women Voters Palm Beach County Educational Fund, to defray the cost of handouts.

As the requests are received, committee members of the Speakers Bureau are contacted by email to solicit a well-trained volunteer to give the presentation and an associate, who assists the speaker at the event. Logistical arrangements are worked out related to audio-visual equipment needs prior to the event. Communication between the contact person from the hosting organization, the speaker and the associate, is conducted via email and phone calls.

Committee meetings include training tips on giving professional presentations, suggestions on how to handle questions from the audience, and discussion of the presentation topics to gain a better understanding.

The next Speakers Bureau Committee meeting is Saturday, September 28, 2019, 2-4 pm at Chair Marcia Herman’s home, 17 Fairway Dr, Boynton Beach, 33436. Committee members will receive an email invitation to attend, but any interested LWVPBC member is also welcome. Contact Marcia by phone or email. (719-482-6559, marciavotes@gmail.com)