Cagayan Valley execs boost skills in public speaking, anticipate more activities to reach out to people
Tuguegarao City (22 February) -- The officers and members of the Cagayan Valley Association of Career Executives (CVACE) expressed confidence that they are now able to further improve their public speaking, and therefore, communicate well their messages to the public having finished the training on Powerful Executive Presentation (PEP) held here.
At least 39 career executives from both the public and private sectors participated in the training handled by international PR Veteran Narciso Inlong who exhaustively discussed the subject matters from the physical appearance of the executives as they face their audiences to the development of effective messages they have to communicate.
Trade and Industry Cagayan Provincial Director Bernardino Mabborang said "the lessons shared are actually eye-openers. We have to be always conscious that communicating effectively is required if we have to be understood and be able to encourage people to work and cooperate with us in our development efforts".
Assistant Regional Director Rina Bueno of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), on the other hand, said she is ready to shed off her butterflies on her chest and now start to speak in public gatherings. "It is not enough that I address only our staff. We have varied clients and partners in the development of the fisherfolk whom we have to deal with."
"Our clients, the fisherfolk, have to be communicated with messages for them to improve their productivity, and thus, improve their lives," ARD Bueno said.
Regional Director Milagros A. Rimando of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the president of the CVACE, meanwhile, said "while the association?s members are preoccupied with the services extended to their respective clients and concerns with their subordinates, it is also important that they enhance their competencies as public managers".
It is especially important that public managers advocate the programs, projects and activities of their agencies, Rimando said as she vowed the CVACE will conduct more capability enhancement sessions for the members and potential public managers.
Circle fora with the association members and Atty. Ma Anthonette V. Allones, executive director of the Career Executive Service Board, will soon be conducted, Rimando said. (PIA 2) [top]