If Dogs Could Talk: "Simple, Yet Powerful Techniques to Graphically Empower Your Training Presentations"

  • 20 Oct 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • San Ramon Community Center at Central Park


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Join Us for Networking, Dinner and a Meeting Titled

If Dogs Could Talk:
"Simple, Yet Powerful Techniques to Graphically Super-charge Your Training Presentations"

Competency: Instructional Design / Presentation Design

Objective: By the end of this meeting, you will learn how to create graphic images (by practicing little known, simple, yet powerful techniques anyone can learn and use) to enhance learning and engagement, and to produce much more impactful presentations.

We’ve all experienced “Death by PowerPoint” where we are bombarded with bullets points, followed by bullet points, and even more bullet points, and each new slide looks exactly like the same. Sure, we try to change it up a bit by adding clip art and stock photos, but most of those look like we’ve seen them somewhere before. They usually don't have relevance to the learner or the company culture. They are "boiler plate."

  • What if there was a cost effective, creative way to produce unique graphics, backgrounds, and photos to enhance your ability to connect with audiences much more effectively? 
  • What if you could do this without having to buy anything using three simple tools we already have?
  • Any what if you could quickly learn to use these tools you already have to make amazingly effective, customized, original, and relevant images to use in innovative new ways?

Answer: "That would be great, if I can."

Well, YOU CAN! You'll do it in this session.

Key Takeaways:

  • Release your inner artist (even if you don’t think you have one) to easily create low-tech graphics that produce high-end results
  • Make your smart phone even smarter while harnessing your power of observation
  • Overcome the limitations of PowerPoint to achieve fun and dynamic results
  • Harness “The Power of the Pen”
Come to this session and learn how to eliminate “Death by PowerPoint.” Discover new and cost-effective ways to make your presentations relevant, impactful, and unique to you.

You're invited. Join us!


About the Presenter:

Ron Dunican PicRod Dunican is an accomplished senior executive and trainer, whose entire career has been centered on delivering exceptional results with a positive, “can do” attitude. Rod believes that the workplace provides a fantastic opportunity to develop ourselves both personally and professionally. With more than 25 years of experience in business, Rod shares his thirst for learning, managing and personal growth to help individuals and organizations thrive.

Rod is the former Director of Global Education for the Wikimedia Foundation (the non-profit that runs Wikipedia).He has engaged audiences at conferences, universities, and corporate settings throughout the world. He possesses a low-key, fun approach to the insanity of work, life and learning.


The Registration Process

Use the "REGISTER' tool to the left as follows:

  • TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Using the registration tool, on the third screen select the "credit card" button and continue. 
    • ALSO, select "show name on list of attendees" at the bottom of the next page to indicate you'll be there. 
  • TO RSVP & PAY BY CASH OR CHECK AT THE DOOR: Using the registration tool, on the third screen select the "MANUAL" button and continue. 
    • ALSO, select "show name on list of attendees" at the bottom of the next page to indicate you'll be there. 
  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo Members: $28
    Guest / Non Member Rate: $35
  • Student Rate: $25
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30 pm Networking
  • 6:00 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 8:00 pm Meeting Adjourns /
    Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting


San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

12501 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583

Directions from 680

  • Take Crow Canyon Blvd East
  • Go Right on Alcosta Blvd (past the school and the fire station)
  • Turn right at the San Ramon Community Center and Park 
  • Parking is free

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San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

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2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #4401
San Ramon, California, 94583

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