May Chapter Meeting

  • 05/17/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Rothchild Catering & Conference Center; 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville


  • ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter Members (includes lunch)
  • Non-members of ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter (includes lunch)
  • Current students of any educational institution (includes lunch)

Registration is closed

Powerful Public Speaking

Presented By: Betsy Cunningham

Manager, Community and Public Relations, Y-12 Federal Credit Union

Networking and lunch: 11:30am

Program: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Glossophobia is the medical term for the strong fear of public speaking and according to several surveys, the fear of public speaking is even greater than the fear of death. You likely do not fear public speaking more than death, but you may have a few “butterflies” before speaking in public. Being a little nervous is normal and by learning the keys to public speaking, nonverbal techniques, and practice, you can become a powerful public speaker.

Betsy Cunningham has been a Dale Carnegie Instructor for the last 25 years and has facilitated many classes focusing on Communication and Human Relations Skills. She is certified to facilitate the High Impact Presentation Program which trains presenters and speakers to become more powerful and persuasive in their delivery to achieve impactful results.

Please join Betsy as she shares her knowledge and experience about Powerful Public Speaking:

  • Discover the 10 keys to be successful in public speaking
  • Learn the importance of Nonverbal Communication techniques
  • Become more effective at challenging others to take action


Betsy Cunningham is the Community and Public Relations Manager for Y-12 Federal Credit Union.


Before joining Y-12 FCU, she served as communications coordinator for Blount County Schools and spent several years in the Human Resource and Talent Development arena. Cunningham has been a Dale Carnegie Instructor over 25 years and has facilitated classes focusing on Human Relations and Communication Skills. She is a trained facilitator for the Everything DiSC family of assessments and delivers customized training sessions for nonprofits in the East Tennessee area.

Her passion is to facilitate a positive learning environment where, through incidental learning, others can enhance their skills to become better in all they do.

Cunningham graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Communications.


Networking and lunch will be available starting at 11:30am, and the program begins promptly at 12:00pm. Let us know of any dietary restrictions upon check-in at the registration desk.


Cancellation requests/refunds will be honored within 48 hours notice if paid in advance. Payment will be due for no-shows.


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