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    SMPS Hawaii holds an event each month alternating between Lunch programs and casual Lunch+Learns. Our Lunch Programs are held at the Plaza Club and educational Lunch+Learns (bring your own lunch) are held at AIA Honolulu. We offer AIA Continuing Education credits for many of our events. 

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    SMPS Hawaii November Lunch & Learn

    November 29, 2017
    11:45 AM HST to 1:00 PM HST
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    AIA Honolulu
    828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 100
    Honolulu, HI 96813


    $0.00 SMPS Member

    $25.00 Non-SMPS Member


     Please join us for the following Lunch & Learn Program

    Effective Communication Strategies:
    How to use Video, Audio and Other Media to Create Winning Presentations

    Tired of using the same-old PowerPoint presentation?  Want to spice things up and make a more memorable impresssion?  Join us for this month’s Marketer’s Toolkit where Richard Ma of Presentation Resources will explain how to utilize video and other media sources to create a more vibrant presentation. 

    In this session you will learn:

    • The benefits and pitfalls of multimedia
    • Ways to skillfully incorporate video, audio, and other media in your presentation
    • The three Cs of effective presentation design
    • How to put your audience to sleep with statistics or engage them with emotions



    For the past 40 years, Richard Ma has worked with numerous organizations and individuals in Hawaii on projects ranging from simple PowerPoint presentations to large-scale corporate meetings. Working with these clients from both the public and private sectors has given Richard an excellent perspective on presentation design, production and staging. 

    Richard graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in communications. His first job after graduation from UH was with Hawaii Pacific College (now Hawaii Pacific University).  Later he worked for Margo Wood Advertising as their broadcast producer and is currently the owner of Presentation Resources.


    AIA/CES LU:  This event is approved for 1.0 hour.

    Lunch will not be provided. This program is a Lunch & Learn. Please bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation. 

    **Cancellation/No-Show Policy:  If you are unable to attend, you may 1) transfer your ticket to another member of your firm or 2) notify SMPS Hawaii 48 hours prior to the event so we can refund you.  NO REFUNDS will be issued after the event has taken place.

    Please contact for any cancellation/transfer requests.


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