On June 6, the board, staff, and members of Program Read were treated to a very enjoyable evening. The event was Program Read’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. This year is our 30th anniversary. To celebrate we hosted a special presentation by Dr. Nadine Robinson about “Self-Talk”. The audience was very responsive and learned some good tips for boosting self-confidence by using positive self-talk techniques.
Nadine followed her presentation with a very interesting “communication” game/demonstration in which an audience member was asked to give clear instructions on how to carry out what we think of as an everyday activity. This turned out to be not as easy as it sounds and generated some loud laughter in the audience. We quickly learned how difficult but important it is to communicate clearly and precisely what we mean, in order to avoid being misunderstood.
The Program Read staff and board of directors would like to extend a warm thank you to Nadine Robinson for her dynamic presentation and to all those who came out to the 2017 AGM. We look forward to another productive and successful year in 2017-2018 thanks to the hard work of all of our volunteer tutors, students, staff, and board members.