Becoming a Part of the
Emerging Leaders Speakers Bureau
Some have their talents in writing or research, but others find their calling in the convincing power of the spoken word. If you feel this way, this program is for you.
Emerging Leaders Speakers Bureau has three purposes: 1. to facilitate development of public speaking skills and knowledge about marriage issues, 2. to disseminate information about these issues through public speaking, and 3. to make speakers available to other groups.
To become a part of the Emerging Leaders Speakers Bureau involves:
- Demonstrate or acquire knowledge on your topic. This is accomplished by one of the following means:
- Attending one of the ITAF conferences put on by the Ruth Institute
- Becoming certified in one of the Marriage Advocacy Academy tracks, or
- Showing clear knowledge of some specialized subject that is relevant to marriage issues (such as writing papers or scholarly articles).
- Show interest in public speaking. You will be asked to list your experiences in public speaking or civil debate on this topic or others. Leadership experiences frequently give this opportunity.
- Be willing to recieve feedback about your speaking abilities. To improve our speaking skills, it is good to know what you are good at and what could be improved. Part of this programs includes recieving feedback from those that heard you speak.
The benefits to anyone who becomes an Emerging Leaders Speaker include:
- Gaining the opportunity to speak publicly
- The opportunity to get feedback and hone their skills as a speaker
- To become certified to speak on certain topics, knowing the facts of the issues, not simply the armchair arguments.
To become a part of the Emerging Leaders Speakers Bureau, please download the Emerging Leaders Speakers Bureau Application, fill it out and send it to Ruthinfo@ruthinstitute.org. We will review your application get back to you about becoming a part of the Emerging Leaders Speakers Bureau.