Continuing Education/Training

Polishing Presentation Skills. Keeping the Audience Engaged!

Monday Jun 29, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am CDT


Educational webinar hosted by DIR and supported by TASSCC.  

Barnes Team Media will share a recording of the webinar for a limited time. (Probaby a week.) Their follow-up email to attendees/registrants will include that link, and DIR will post it here once available.

Polishing Presentation Skills. Keeping the Audience Engaged!

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar Registration

Presented by Barnes Team Media and hosted by DIR as part of the Technology Today Series (TTS).

Online collaboration and remote work - growing trends across all business types - is the new reality for many. We find ourselves in endless virtual gatherings, both formal and informal. What once was a casual hallway conversation may now be a scheduled, recorded meeting. The presentation previously considered routine in
front of a familiar in-person audience may now be delivered into the internet
abyss, without the body language and non-verbal cues upon which we rely.

Yet presentation fundamentals do not change! Good presentation skills transcend the delivery method. Join us for a one-hour webinar as we revisit some of the basics and explore how they can be applied to conventional or virtual presentations.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding the differences and similarities between in-person and virtual presentations
  • Delivering a powerful presentation, whether you are an introvert or extrovert
  • Keeping your audience engaged and getting them to interact
  • How to make your message memorable
  • Using visuals to help you, not hurt you


Any public sector employees interested in the topic are welcome to attend.


Kim and Mike Barnes have each spent 30 years on the air! Now they coach clients for on-camera impact in video and media interviews and public speaking. Kim was an award-winning reporter and news anchor for 15 years, including more than a decade at KVUE in Austin. Kim also taught television news reporting at The University of Texas (her alma mater).  Mike was an award-winning sportscaster at KVUE for over 29 years He was named Best Sportscaster in Austin 17 years and Best in Texas four times.  This dynamic duo knows how to make a great impression on camera or in front of a room.

Barnes Team Media Logo and presenter headshots

Additional Information

  • This free webinar is hosted by DIR and supported by TASSCC.
  • DIR will award continuing education credit.
  • Barnes Team Media will post a recording of the webinar for a limited time. Check back on  this page for link.
  • Raw URL for registration:


Date & Location

Date & Time

Monday Jun 29, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am CDT


Virtual via GoToWebinar

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