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JEDCO, Jefferson Chamber to host public speaking seminar

Public speaking can be daunting, but doing it effectively can have a very positive impact on your reputation and your business. Being a good communicator may help a business owner to better connect with customers, increase sales, and open his/her business to new opportunities. As part of the 2016 Prosper Jefferson seminar series, JEDCO & the Jefferson Chamber are teaming up to help enhance your public speaking skills.

We invited three expert public speakers to share their tips and techniques to ensure your presentation success. Topics include:

  • How to develop a foundation for skillful speaking
  • Understanding the basic elements of the communication process to effectively engage one’s audience
  • Identifying and overcoming fears of public speaking
  • Best practices to increase confidence in public speaking abilities
  • Effective PowerPoint presentations
  • Personalized selling
  • Storytelling to connect with your audience

Join us Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the JEDCO Conference Center (701A Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094) from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for our upcoming Prosper Jefferson seminar. This event is free and open to the public. Please register at


Chuck Mutz, Sr. Enterprise Relationship Manager at CenturyLink Communications

When it comes to the communications industry, Chuck Mutz is a seasoned veteran, boasting nearly 20 years in the business. He began his outside sales career working with digital phone systems before moving to cellular and wireless applications. Finally, he moved into the complex world of fiber optic networks. Chuck has been a nationally recognized sales leader at four different Fortune 1000 companies. On top of his experience in the communications world, Chuck is also a professional auctioneer. He received his Auctioneers License in 1987. At that time, he was the youngest licensed and bonded auctioneer in Louisiana.

Today, Chuck serves on the Board of Directors for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, the East Jefferson Business Administration, and several other non-profit and special event committees. In 2015, Chuck was recognized as the Jefferson Chamber Ambassador of the Year.

Glenn Milliet, Founder of Glenn Michael Salon

As a sought after industry advisor, communications and sales expert, Glenn Michael Milliet has educated thousands. He utilizes his communication, consultation, and conversational skills to provide expert education, motivation, and inspiration to business owners regularly. His presentations, programs and seminars are designed to increase sales, raise productivity, and develop clients for life. Recently, Glenn Michael’s improved communications, and increased sales systems, were shared with over 80,000 industry professionals at the Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando, Florida in June of 2016.

Forty years and thousands of consultations later, Glenn Michael Milliet is an expert on life changing powerful communication techniques. He is an international speaker, coaching individuals and groups with time-tested and proven powerful communication strategies that will raise your self-esteem, self-image, self-worth and self-confidence. Additionally, as a salon owner and Master Stylist, Glenn’s work has appeared in numerous consumer and trade publications, television and print nationally and internationally. Glenn is also an active member (and frequent presenter/consultant) of the National Speaker Association. He is also a member of the prestigious Intercoiffure organization, representing the top 1% of salons worldwide.

Ronnie Slone, President of The Slone Group

Ronnie is the founder and president of The Slone Group, a consulting firm that specializes in organizational development and training for growing companies and organizations. He has over 30 years of experience in operations management, human resources, training, and professional staffing. In addition to leading his growing consulting firm, Ronnie is a faculty member of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Delgado Community College and the national cohorts at Babson College. He is also the facilitator of Leadership Jefferson, a program of the Jefferson Chamber Foundation that puts business leaders through nine monthly sessions exploring topics such as quality of life, healthcare, economic development, education, diversity, law enforcement/governance, and community. Ronnie also served as the Interim Director of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.

Ronnie’s commitment to the community can be seen and felt through his work on several boards, including: Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), City Park New Orleans, the Good Shepherd School, The Jefferson Chamber Foundation, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars, and the Jefferson Community School. Ronnie served as the Chairman of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and he currently serves as Chairman of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) Jefferson Parish. Ronnie was awarded the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Year in 2012, selected as Young Leadership Council Role Model in 2012, and he was awarded the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute’s (NORLI) Diversity Award in 2015.