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Donna Gilliland

Professional Speaker | Business Technologies Educator

Professional Speaker | Business Technologies Educator

Donna Gilliland is the founder of MOSTraining, Incorporated. She is a professional speaker and educator who helps companies increase their workforce productivity using Microsoft Office 365, Google, and social media.  

Among Donna’s areas of expertise is teaching people how to become an effective speaker both in-person and virtually, and how to use LinkedIn to build one’s personal brand.  

Donna has been spotlighted in the Entrepreneur’s section of the Birmingham Business Journal.  She was also featured in 2021 and 2022 by NOW Marketing Group among the 65 Women in Digital You Should Be Following. 

As a contributing writer for Executive Support Magazine, she writes articles on social media and virtual technologies. 

Donna takes a customized training approach and works with clients to develop a training program to meet their specific needs. She is known for her fun-filled and results-driven training.  

  • Become a Better Speaker in the Virtual World

    Public speaking strikes fear in the hearts of many and that fear is often made worse when speaking in the virtual world.

    You must master both the basics of professional speaking basics and the technology. Camera, audio and lighting must be considered.

    In this session I will teach you how overcome the most common problems in public speaking and technology. You will learn some of my power tips from 25 years of public speaking and using technology to present.

    We will cover:

    • Voice pace
    • Voice pitch
    • Body language
    • Eye contact
    • Filler words to avoid
    • Colloquialisms
    • Proper pausing
    • Culturally sensitive terms
    • Informal speech,
    • Technology best practices for camera, audio, lighting

     

    Bonus: You will learn how to rehearse your presentation and get feedback using  PowerPoint Office 365 for the Web feature: Presenter Coach.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Overcoming common problems of public speaking
    • How to keep the attention of an audience
    • Best use practices for cameral, audio, and lighting
  • Your Work From Home Essentials Kit

    Three minimum essentials when working from a home base include security, your workspace, and cloud-based productivity tools.  As a productivity technology educator Donna Gilliland has worked remotely for over twenty years and knows their importance. 

    Learning Objectives 

    This session will cover: 

    • Security Basics 
    • Router security settings 
    • Software Updates 
    • Virus protection 
    • Wi-Fi 
    • Workspace 
    • Preparing for productivity 
    • Where to setup your home workspace 
    • Natural lighting – why it matters
    • Think Ergonomic 
    • Tips on staying energized, motivated, and connected 
    • Essential Productivity 
    • Communication Tools 
    • Cloud-based tools 
    • Essential mobile apps
    • Video conferencing tools overview
    • Video basic equipment and suggestions on where to purchase 

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