Recorded Symposium Session: Zero to 100: Becoming a Powerhouse in Public Speaking

Presenting health and nutrition information can be one of the most effective ways to provide evidence-based information to an audience. However, the approach can vary depending on audience, goals, and topic. While not all dietitians may be comfortable presenting in front of groups, there are strategies to make it feel more comfortable, credible, and convincing all while maintaining ethical and evidence-based guardrails in translating science to strategy for various audiences.

Wendy Bazilian—a seasoned professional presenter to a wide variety of audiences, and Jen Nguyen, an actively practicing and frequent current presenter—will join forces in this educational session to help the inexperienced gain confidence, learn new tools, expand strategies, and focus their lens on presenting nutrition and health topics effectively and successfully.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity, health care professionals will be better able to:

  1. Demonstrate strategic methods to planning, preparing, developing, and delivering an effective presentation.
  2. Distinguish the use of voice and approach for audiences and learn how to position pitches, messages, and/or education appropriately. 
  3. Identify and practice proper use of terminology, guardrails, and tools for proper translation of science in presentations and associated writing. 
  4. Develop media skills appropriate to presenting and writing for various channels: continuing education, lay public/community, business, not-for-profit settings, and other institutional settings, and diverse media outlets.

Additional Information

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Course summary
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  • 1.50 CDR
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Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RDN, ACSM-EP, is a writer, educator, food enthusiast and award-winning journalist. She is author and contributor to several best-selling and award-nominated books and maintains an active private practice and consulting business in San Diego where she lives, surfs, cooks, and plays with her husband and daughter. Wendy is an expert communications and strategy consultant to the spa industry, to start-up and established food and commodity groups, and to the health care industry. As a frequent nutrition and wellness keynote presenter at scientific, medical, corporate, food industry, culinary and public conferences, and festivals, Wendy is also a frequent contributor and guest on national and local media.

Jen Nguyen, RDN, CDN, NASM-CPT, is the Director of Nutrition for Sweet Pea Plant-Based Kitchen, a chef-prepared, plant-based, meal delivery service where she is the founding member of the nutrition coaching program and manages several dietitians and interns.

Wendy and Jen are both nutrition entrepreneurs with a passion for food, nutrition, and fitness, promoting individual and public health and wellness, and paying it forward through contributions of service, education, donations and collaborations to our nutrition and extended communities.

The faculty and planners for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products use by or on patients.


In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU). 

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 CDR


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