Want to Become a Presenter?

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Sharing your hard-earned knowledge with peers can be rewarding and lucrative. But stepping into the spotlight can also pose significant challenges, especially if your public speaking experience is limited. If you’re interested in becoming a fitness presenter, follow these tips offered by IDEA’s director of event programming, Aprile Peishel, MA:

  • First and foremost, be very knowledgeable in the topic area. Being skilled in the application of the material is also a major plus.

  • Develop strong communication skills—both verbal and written. Consider working with a professional speech coach to hone these skills—the experience can be very beneficial.

  • Cultivate your own special brand of “presence.” Think of this as a blend of knowledge, communication style and creativity.

  • Get as much experience as possible honing your craft. This entails setting up and delivering presentations in your local community, at regional shows and at national events.

To learn more about becoming a presenter at IDEA’s events, visit http://www.ideafit.com/application-intro

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Ryan Halvorson

IDEA Author/Presenter
Ryan Halvorson is the publications assistant for IDEA Health & Fitness Association. He is a speaker ... more less
September 2008

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