PMI North Carolina Chapter

Communications and Public Speaking CoP: High Tech Entrepreneurship - An Incredible Journey in Create Business Value

Communications and Public Speaking CoP: High Tech Entrepreneurship - An Incredible Journey in Create Business Value

Communications and Public Speaking CoP is a part of NC Project Leaders Toastmasters.  It is the perfect club where project management, leadership and public speaking skills are featured in a fun, safe, supportive environment. Whether you need to improve your weekly team meetings, refine a presentation to peers, or add humor to your speeches, see how the Toastmasters can help you achieve your goals! 

The meeting is held online on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month via Zoom. Members practice their speaking skills; guest are encouraged to participate, and a Keynote speaker is featured at each meeting.

Earn 1.25 Professional Development Units (PDUs) per meeting.


Throughout the world people are full of ideas on how to do things Better, Faster, Cheaper.  But when the rubber meets the road, most of them are not successful in bringing their product to market.  The High-Tech Entrepreneurship Course at NCSU is focused on flipping this statistic by teaching students how to take a new technology, wrap just the right product around it, and bring it to the Market that will benefit most. 

This is without a doubt a Hybrid Project and through this presentation we’ll get a bird’s eye view of how it is done.  If you think that an endeavor such as this is only for graduate students, think again.  This program has been adopted by the Honors Program of Apex Friendship High School and our leaders of tomorrow.

Learning Objectives

  • Brining a product to market is a project.
  • When bringing a product to market, you must determine the Voice of the Customer (VOC) if you want to be successful.

Keynote Speaker: Bill Flanagan, MBA, PMP, PMI-RPM


Bill Flanagan has been a leader of people and projects for forty-five years.  He began his career with the United States Navy where he served as a Nuclear Submarine Engineering Officer.  This was followed by twenty-six years with Progress Energy providing leadership in both line of business management positions and major nuclear plant upgrade and improvement projects.  Since retiring from Progress Energy in 2005, Bill has worked with Black Diamond Services, Inc as a Senior Project Management Consultant gathering and applying lessons learned on project successes and failure around the world.  Today Bill is a Senior Instructor with Knowledge Source Inc where he teaches Project Management and Project Risk Management to help their customers achieve excellence in Project Management.  He is a past Vice-president Certification for the North Carolina Chapter of the Project Management Institute.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Management from North Carolina State University.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina and holds a Project Management Professional and a Risk Management Professional Certification with the Project Management Institute.



Event Details

Event Date 04-13-2021 5:45 pm
Event End Date 04-13-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-08-2021 1:00 pm
Registered 35
Available place 65
Cut off date 04-13-2021 5:45 pm
Individual Price Free
No. of Strategic PDUs .25
No. of Leadership PDUs 1.0
Location Virtual Meeting

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