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  • Lunch & Terminal Tower Gallery Exhibit
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    2018.04.21

    2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA

    2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA

    Join us on Saturday, April 21st for lunch at the Siam Cafe and a visit to the Terminal Tower Exhibit at the Galleries at CSU, South Gallery.

    You are invited to join us from 12:00 to 2:00 pm Saturday, April 21st for a networking lunch with fellow CDPUG members at the Siam Cafe, 3951 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114. Their Asian Fusion menu is a culinary delight that we know you will enjoy. If you are up for great food and conversation, send an email to Spike at programming@cdpug.org so he can make reservations.

    Then we will head over to the last day of the Terminal Tower Exhibit the Galleries at CSU, South Gallery, 1307 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 44115. If there are enough of us, we would like to take a group selfie at the Terminal Tower Exhibit. More info on this once we hear back from our members, but this would be a good time to wear your CDPUG Swag with the Terminal Tower logo for a fun photo-op. We hope to see you there!

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  • Effective Storytelling with Style and Ease
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    2018.04.26

    5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125, United States

    5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125, United States

    Everyone loves a good story, and so for the Thursday, April 24th CDPUG meeting, local expert Phil Stella, owner of Effective Training & Communication will present “Effective Storytelling with Style and Ease.” The purpose of this program is to help presenters at the 14th Annual CDPUG 5-Minute Showcase on Thursday, May 31st prepare presentations that dynamically tells their artistic and personal stories. Phil will show us best practices when expressing yourself visually in a presentation, and also teach us how manage presentation anxiety and other useful public speaking skills. Presenters at the May Showcase and even those that are not presenting will all benefit from learning how to confidently deliver a winning presentation.

    Our evening will be kicked-off with a Five-Minute Presentation by CDPUG member Sandra Graubard. Sandra will show off her portfolio, share her story, and get the rest of us motivated for the May Showcase.

    RSVP: Click Here to RSVP

    Speaker Bio:

    Phil Stella

    For more than 35 years, Phil Stella has been a valued resource for business leaders who want to take the pain out of routine workplace communication when they interact with colleagues and customers in person, in writing and through presentations.

    Phil brings a peerless combination of skills to every project, from masterful content expertise and high quality instructional design to engaging, effective facilitation. Poised and articulate, Phil is a discerning, responsive professional whose natural humor creates a comfortable learning environment that makes hard work fun and enables people to feel in control of their futures.

    As an executive coach and learning facilitator, Phil designs and delivers customized workshops and seminars on a variety of communication skills topics.  He has empowered hundreds of clients and association audiences around the country with his practical, personal approach.

    As a speaker, Phil delights professional groups at local, regional and national events and conferences with audience-centered, content-rich and highly engaging presentations focused on sales pitches, communication styles, networking strategies, marketing and workplace writing.

    In addition to his corporate career, Phil is on the Cleveland Faculty of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Engaging with three cohorts per year, he facilitates full-day modules on Growth Opportunities, Ideation and Competitive Landscape and on Operations, Processes and Delegation.  A multiple award-winning writer, he has authored over 500 articles in national and local business, industry and association printed and electronic publications.

    Prior to starting ETC in 1990, Phil managed employee communications and management training functions at Progressive Insurance in Cleveland. Previous experience includes assignments in the university, public school and broadcast media arenas. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Illinois, where he earned both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Communications.

    Phil is an engaged and respected member of COSE (Cleveland’s Council of Smaller Enterprises), Lake Communicators and the Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is also an active volunteer with several non-profit job search and entrepreneurial incubator groups.

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