Events / Meetings

Best Practices for Presenting to a Technical and Non-Technical Audience

When: Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

This webinar is led by ITE Professional Development Committee.

Webinar Description:

Presentations are an important part of our day-to-day work, hence delivering effective presentation is a valuable skill for all professionals. Transportation professionals deliver different presentations for very different audiences, for example:

  • Clients (local and state agencies)
  • Public (community, elected officials, stakeholders potentially affected by a project)
  • Internal audience (team, manager, executive leadership)
  • Other (professional organizations such as ITE)

Although presenting is a common part of most professional lives, poor presentations are a common reality. Common issues observed in presentations can include:

  • Poor language/design.
  • Inadequate language: too technical or not technical enough.
  • Reading from slides.
  • Excessive amount of content.
  • Lack of professional experience (e.g. recent graduates)

In this webinar, a diverse group of transportation professionals from private and public sectors will share their experiences and best practices on effective presentations, both visually and verbally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that different audiences may require different presentation styles
  • Understand the principles of effective presentations, such as: knowing your audience; apply storytelling strategies; include a great opening pitch; use clear communication
  • Apply the strategies and practices discussed by the presenters in their daily job
  • Recognize common presentation mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Perform a self-assessment on their own skill gaps regarding delivering presentations


Dan Hennessey, P.E., PTOE, PTP, RSP1, Systems Development Division ?Consulting Engineer | Austin Transportation and Public Works Department | Austin, Texas, United States


  • Sam Morrissey, P.E., Vice President, Transportation | LA28 | Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Beth Ostrowski, P.E., Regional Practice Leader | KCI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Tyler Krage, P.E., Traffic Signals Section Supervisor | CDOT – Division of Traffic Safety | Chicago, Illinois, United States

ITE Members: Free
Non-Members: $79.00

Registration for webinar includes the live event, an archived recording with access for 30 days to each registrant. If you are a non-member of ITE you will need to create an account to register. You can create an account here.

PDH Credit Certificate: If you would like PDH Credit for this webinar, there is a processing fee for each registrant of $20 regardless of membership status to receive 1.5 PDH credits certificate.
Instructions and link will be provided at the conclusion of the live event. Participants are able to purchase and retrieve their certificate until their access to the content expires. After the content expires and goes into archive, the certificate opportunity is forfeit.