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NetVU Educator's Presentation Guild Certification-2017

The Guild is an elite certification for speakers and presenters for NetVU events; membership has distinct advantages for you as a NetVU presenter, but can also improve your skills for other parts of your career. Hear from industry veteran Rita Hollada, CPCU, CIC, CPIA how to be well-prepared and well-received when you speak to an audience - whether that is a group of coworkers learning a new system feature from you, or an auditorium full of industry peers assembled to hear from you about the future of insurance. Get practical tips on:


  • connecting with audience members
  • preparing a winning visual presentation
  • handling unexpected circumstances
  • body language
  • working with challenging attendees
  • familiarizing yourself with the meeting space
Completing the NetVU Guild program will equip you with the tools you need to effectively communicate on a variety of levels to all kinds of audiences. Guild membership tells your NetVU peers that you are well prepared to present and will be an asset to any group you join.

What is required to become Certified?

The requirements to obtain the Guild Certification are listed in the course components and include:

  • Watch a series of prerecorded webinars designed to give you a foundation in creating and delivering effective public presentations
  • Pass a multiple-choice/true-false examination following each video
  • Demonstrate your mastery of the Guild Concepts

Presentation Skills Assessment


In order to assess your mastery of the Presentation Guild concepts, submit a 3-4 minute video (Smartphone video is acceptable!) of you presenting a topic that you created, along with a written presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentation tool) slide deck you prepared for the event. This presentation could be done for your chapter, for a group in your company, at an industry event – the only requirement is that it be a professional setting with an audience. Part 3 of the webinar series includes a homework assignment to create just such a presentation. Feel free to use that material as your submission. The video and presentation will be reviewed by a team of current Guild Members and evaluated against established standards. You will receive a copy of the evaluation, along with feedback from the reviewers.
Upon successful completion of these requirements, you will become a certified NetVU Educator’s Presentation Guild member. This designation is granted for a period of three years. See the FAQ in this course for information on maintaining your Guild membership.

The Guild material is presented in five parts:

  • Part 1 – Preparation: Location and Logistics
  • Part 2 – Preparation: The Tools and the Presenter
  • Part 3 – The Presentation: Organizing the Content
  • Part 4 – The Presentation: Delivering the Message
  • Part 5 – Challengers and Challenges