Fear Less, Speak More

Did you know public speaking is one of the top fears of society? Whether that is true for you or you are looking to find reassurance that you are doing it right, this lunch is for you.

Join Rachel Kobus, associate director of alumni engagement at Illinois State, as she shares tips and tricks on preparing and presenting and the do’s and don’ts of public speaking.

Tuesday, February 12, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Conference Room 3
1801 Eastland Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704

About the speaker: Rachel Kobus

Rachel Kobus joined the Alumni Engagement office at Illinois State in 2015, and currently serves as an associate director, overseeing all communication and marketing efforts. Prior to this role, she served as marketing and public relations coordinator at Sauk Valley Community College and as marketing/assessment coordinator for Illinois State’s University Housing Services

She received her bachelor’s in 2009 and master’s in 2011 from Illinois State University’s School of Communication. During her time in graduate school, Rachel taught introduction to speech. Although she is currently not teaching, she enjoys guest lecturing and sitting on panels for the School of Communication and sharing public speaking advice with local community organizations.

Kobus is active within the community, serving in various roles for the Association for Women in Communication Bloomington/Normal chapter including secretary, vice president of programming, and currently vice president of communications. She graduated from the Leadership McLean County program in 2017 and now serves the co-chair for LMC’s Leaders on Loan initiative. At Illinois State she sits on the Administrative/Professional Council as communication chair.

Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and running with her husband, Jason, and being with her pooches, Zoey and Ivy.