Public Speaking Academy

Virtual and Location TBA

Published: Nov 15, 2023

Event date: 5/7/2024 - 5/8/2024 Export event


If you’re like most people, you have a fear of public speaking that’s right up there with death, heights, and NCUA audits. That fear discourages you from presenting to groups of any size because public speaking seems like a mysterious skill mastered by only a select few. The LCUL Public Speaking Academy is here to change that.

Through the Academy, you’ll practice a series of simple and powerful techniques for crafting messages that resonate with every audience, every time. You’ll come away with renewed confidence to share your insights with groups from 1 to 1,000, and help you build deeper relationships with your members, teammates, and community.

This program is a three day program. The first two days will be held virtually on May 7 and 8, and the third and final day will be in-person on May 14th.

Topics will include:

  • Planning: Understanding audience needs; Determining the purpose of your presentation

  • Composing: Capturing the audience’s attention; Incorporating powerful stories, examples, and statistics; Sequencing for attention and impact; Avoiding “Death by PowerPoint"

  • Practicing: The best methods for rehearsing your presentation; Objectively evaluating yourself

  • Delivering: Defeating the “talking terrors”; Handling anxiety; Finding your unique style

View full three day agenda. 


About the Speaker

Andy Janning is a nationally recognized keynote speaker and storyteller who has served the credit union industry for over 25 years, and spoken at over 200 industry conferences and events in the last decade. He's the author of the books Heroes, Villains, and Drunk Old Men and The Breast Cancer Portrait Project, a national award winner for overall excellence in talent development, a faculty member of America’s Credit Unions Credit Union Management School, and the producer of one of the largest documentary storytelling projects in credit union industry history.

Educational Investment

$525 per attendee.

For those applying for an education grant, the value of the food and beverage provided is $40 per person and cannot be deducted from the cost of the program.

Program is eligible for the small credit union Foundation coupon.


First Pioneers FCU
2235 S College Rd,
Lafayette, LA 70508

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