March 7, 2019 - 9:00 am

Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes

Back by popular demand!
In 2015, Andy Goodman taught us to Change the Story, Change the World. In 2016, he spoke with us about Storytelling 2.0.
Now, he’s back to tell us Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes.
If you’ve been to an Andy Goodman seminar, you know why seats fill up fast. Andy’s presentations are terrific, and on March 7, he will help us sharpen our skills.
Sponsored by Borden Perlman, this 90-minute workshop will help participants structure and design more effective presentations and learn how to connect strategically and effectively with a variety of audiences. Drawing from research in the book, “Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes” the workshop will cover:
  • Audience Research
  • Presentation Structure
  • Presentation Design
Attendees will receive a free PDF copy of the book “Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes” at the conclusion of the workshop.

About Andy Goodman

Andy Goodman is co-founder and director of The Goodman Center, which teaches communications and marketing professionals how to reach more people with more impact. Along with Storytelling as Best Practice, he is author of Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes and Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes. He also publishes a monthly journal, free-range thinking, to share best practices in the field of public interest communications.

Andy is internationally known for his speeches and workshops on storytelling and has led over 500 trainings for clients including CARE, The Nature Conservancy, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, NOAA, the San Diego Zoo, MIT, Princeton, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, GE, Bank of America, and many others.

He has designed communications curriculum for the College for Social Innovation in Boston as well as for the African Leadership University in Mauritius. When not teaching, traveling, or recovering from teaching and traveling, Andy serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Human Caring. For more information about his work, please visit

All attendees must register separately.

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 9:00 – 9:30 am registration & breakfast
9:30-11:00 am presentation
Location: Cobblestone Creek Country Club
In partnership with Borden Perlman, and as part of the Community Foundation’s mission to educate and strengthen nonprofits, this seminar is complementary.

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Bookings are no longer allowed on this date. Please call Pamela Mason at 609.219.1800 to be added to our waiting list.