Tips: How to Rock Every Microbiology Lecture!
Grow Microbiology, Episode 12

Published January 29, 2019

By Bridgett McGowen, BMcTALKS

Join Jim Connely (McGraw-Hill) and his guest Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins (international speaker and founder of BMC Talks) as they talk about tips and strategies to make sure nobody misses your lecture physically or mentally ever again! Jim and Bridgett have a fun exploring strategies you can use in any classroom or presentation you have! This is an episode you don't want to miss! Tune in to learn more!


Bridgett McGowen is an awarded international speaker and the founder of the public speaking coaching firm, BMcTALKS, LLC. McGowen works with individual clients on improving their communication skills to master their presentations, engage and connect with their audiences, and close career-defining deals. She also works with large and small organizations serving as a professional and faculty development consultant. Her prime role is to assist clients in identifying needs, developing action plans, and facilitating change to enhance the success of careers and organizations. With a master's degree, she has presented at countless conferences, colleges, student organizations, corporations and universities around the country. Teaching effective global communication techniques as a certified advanced facilitator, McGowen has designed and facilitated for national and international audiences scores of high-impact webinars and workshops on improving productivity, efficiency, communication, and employee morale.

With undeniable talent garnering real results for clients, McGowen has been selected to speak at conferences and events with numerous notable figures to include Former President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey Mentee Mpumi Nobiva, and Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist. In addition to being a presentation skills coach and a dynamic professional speaker herself, McGowen is a published author. In line with her mission to help businesswomen learn how to lose presentation anxiety and command their audiences, McGowen has recently written and published Master Your Message: The Workbook. In it, McGowen shares her steps to getting individuals to communicate their thoughts more effectively, confidently, clearly, and concisely with less fear and more focus. McGowen's overall goal, through public speaking coaching and her book, is to help people stand out as leaders in their careers and enhance their personal lives. McGowen is currently preparing for multiple speaking engagements across the nations and is accepting opportunities as a presentation skills coach and as a keynote speaker for empowerment, women's success, and business conferences.


2:10- Bridgett’s career experience and inspiration behind consulting business
5:00- “Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Great” The tagline explained
7:30- The motivation behind making lectures GREAT
10:40- How to create an exciting opener and Bridgett’s example
14:00- How do you keep the momentum from the opener?
16:20- Working memory capacity
21:20- Categorization of information to cover in lecture
24:30- Managing fear as a presenter
27:40- Advice for instructors with different levels of experience
31:00- The BEST presentation strategy Bridgett uses







Bridgett McGowen giving a BMcTALK and interacting with the audience.

Bridgett McGowen's Book Cover