I Can't Remember a Thing!
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Location: Buchanan Hall – Advanced Technology and Business Center
Having a good memory is important for any job, and we all know that memory becomes less sharp as we age. What we do not all know is how memory works—the different types of memory, how memories become embedded, or how memory retrieval works. Learn about the mystery of memory and how it is related inextricably to listening skills. Gain strategies, tips, and techniques to help increase and improve your listening skills, as well as sharpen your memory.
Facilitator: Penny O'Connor
Penny O'Connor is a speech communication instructor at the University of Northern Iowa and has been on the faculty for 28 years. She teaches in the areas of basic speech, listening, interpersonal communication and public speaking, and has managed the basic speech course. She has also served as a volunteer for Cedar Valley Hospice for 28 years and a leader for Weight Watchers for 23 years. She is active in the Waterloo Community Playhouse and her church, and is also a professional auctioneer and graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering. Penny also co-operates For Goodness Sake, a gift and home accent store in Waterloo. She is a member of the UNI speakers’ bureau and speaks about listening and communications skills as well as motivational topics to many groups and organizations.