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Sep 20 Welcome Back Party
Berkeley

WelcomeParty
Welcome back Peace Corps Volunteers who have recently completed their service. Food and drink will be provided. This event is open to all. This event is free to the newly returned and we ask everyone else to help support this event with a $10 donation.  More>>


Third Goal Workshops
Story Jam
Whether it's giving presentations at schools or telling your story at one of our story jams NorCal's workshops help RPCVs fulfill the Third Goal of Peace Corps, promoting understanding between peoples of the world. More>>


Third Goal Workshops

Last Update: 8/31/2014 10:39 PM

Country Presentation Workshop

9/16/14 Tue (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
201 Mission, Suite 2750, San Francisco
Contact:Will Spargur (will [AT] norcalpca [DOT] org)

Each school year NorCal receives dozens of requests from teachers and community leaders asking for returned Peace Corps Volunteers to do presentations to their groups. This workshop will cover how to actively engage your listeners, tailor a presentation to different audiences, and how to prepare for common questions. 

On Tuesday, September 30th, there will be a practice presentation session. The practice session is a collaborative environment where participants have the chance to give a short, 10 minute, presentation then the group will provided feedback on what they liked about the presentation and suggestions how to improve it. It’s also fun to listen to all the different stories from around the world.

Participants will be added to our first contact list so as requests come in we have a pool of trained presenters ready to speak to a variety of groups.

Pizza and drinks will be provided to attendees. Please RSVP so we can prepare accordingly. RSVP to will[AT]norcalpca.org

 

Story Telling Workshop

9/23/14 Tue (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
201 Mission, Suite 2750, San Francisco
Contact:Zach Matheson (zmathesonsf[at]gmail[dot]com)

Come to the workshop ready to share an experience. It doesn't have to be super polished, just bring it, an open mind, and some enthusiasm and we will have a good time. 


Workshop Agenda:
--Story Jam Vet's will share an experience
--Breakdown the "it" factors for a powerful story
--Peer story review
--Group story review

Following the workshop there will be 2 Practice sessions before the Story Jam. All Story tellers must attend at least one Practice session in order to be considered for the Story Jam 
Practice I - Oct 7
Practice II - Oct 21
Story Jam - Oct 28

Please RSVP to Zach Matheson zmathesonsf[at]gmail[dot]com

Pizza and drinks will be provided.