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“Ready” To Speak On Citizen Emergency Preparedness

June 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

As I mentioned previously, I completed a “Ready NY Presenter Training” last month for CERT members interested in doing public preparedness presentations in the community. At the end of the training, each of us had to narrate five of the Ready NY presentation slides and were evaluated by New York City Office of Emergency Management staffers in the audience.

I recently received my written evaluation. I qualified as a “Solo Presenter” which means I can do public presentations myself as part of the OEM Speakers Bureau. I am very excited about it. This is the writeup I received – Strengths: “Enthusiastic! Speaks clearly. Very knowledgable on topics: OEM, CERT, NYC-specific hazards. Good explanation of CERT. Great reference to the guides.” Weaknesses: “Make sure you keep track of time. The whole presentation should be approximately 30 minutes. Try not to stand in front of the projector. Most of the presentations won’t have the same set-up, so just be aware.” Speakers Bureau Recommendation: “Solo Presenter” Notes: “One of your greatest strengths is that you tell what you know. The presentation is rich with valuable information.”

I look forward to doing these speaking events. If anyone is interested in having preparedness presentation, please fill in this OEM form or email me directly.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 michael danziger // Jun 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm


    Please let me know when you’ll be speaking. I’d love to see you in action.

  • 2 leslie fastenberg // Jun 19, 2009 at 9:19 am

    glad to know people will be seeing the readyny video that the city put so much effort into.
    good luck with your presentations.

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