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WMPMI's monthly lunchtime meeting is a one-PDU event featuring a speaker that presents on a topic from the PMI Talent Triangle. 

Keeping the Virtual Audience Engaged

The need to conduct online meetings successfully is a demand that will survive the current state of the job market. Leading product demonstrations, managing team culture, and presenting content to a virtual audience requires fluency with both modern concepts and time-tested speaking skills. In this presentation, we will cover the importance of knowing your audience, knowing your message, and knowing your technology with tips on how to navigate the new normal.


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About the Speakers:
 Shane Sievers and Lonnie Riley III

Shane is a father, leader, and software developer who likes to work with people more than computers. While he has based his career on his technical proficiency, Shane is most excited about the last 4 years he has invested with a local Toastmasters club refining his public speaking and leadership skills. Currently, he serves as the VP Education at Grand Rapids Toastmasters and is a Software Tech Lead at Crowe, LLP where he leads a team of developers, testers and QA professionals in a remote environment.

Spending the last 5 years in the healthcare & environmental lab start up space, Lonnie has developed and presented in a variety of formats including educational lectures, sales pitches, training/implementation, & team leadership exercises. Currently, he directs client services and informatics for a local lab and serves as a wedding officiant/ speech coach and the VP of PR for a local Toastmasters club. His free time involves spending time with friends/family, working with his hands, and performing improv comedy.


  • The program begins at 11:00 AM and ends promptly at 12:00 noon.
  • The Webex link will be provided prior to the event. 

PDU: 1.0 (Leadership)


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Type of category: Lunch Meetings

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: April 9th, 2021

Hour: 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00


Virtual Meeting