Join the IUP Career and Professional Development Center on Monday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Room in Elkin Hall for the next installment of this fall’s Career Ready Seminar Series, What to Say, How to Say It: Reestablishing the Art of Spoken Communication.

Communication is fundamental to success in life and work. The most successful people know what to say, how to say it, and when to say it. While most of our communication is non-verbal, knowing the art of spoken communication goes a long way in ensuring we are effective in our various life and professional roles. If you want to become more persuasive and more convincing and have a more significant impact in your organization, this presentation is for you. Throughout the evening, we will explore several sets of words and some word tips and tricks that will allow you, with practice, to become a more effective communicator and successful professional.

This event is both a part of the Six O’Clock Series, which is coordinated through the Multicultural Center for Student Leadership and Engagement, and the Career and Professional Development Center’s Career Ready Seminar Series, which aims to provide targeted programming to help IUP students gain and understand the necessary skills and competencies to be successful in life after graduation. Topics vary each semester and, in many cases, involve employer sponsors.   

Tammy Manko, director of the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, who is also a professional speaker, is the presenter for this program, and she stated, “One of my favorite things about working in a university setting is engaging with our students to further develop soft skills (aka, power skills). While I believe body language is our most powerful communication tool, we can certainly apply language tips and tricks to be the most effective communicator, and this CRSS/6:00 Series will offer many worthwhile suggestions in this regard.”

For more information about the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, please call 724-357-2235, visit the CPDC website, or e-mail