Helping you explore opportunities, Paul is a creative, inquisitive, results-driven writer who designs and facilitates learning opportunities, and facilitates transformative conversations designed to produce positive, measurable change. He brings extensive management experience in arts organizations, libraries (including nearly 15 years as Director, Volunteer Services and Staff Training for the San Francisco Public Library system), and other educational settings to all that he does, and draws upon the experience he gained in earning an M.A. in Arts Administration (Golden Gate University), an MLIS (University of North Texas), and a B.A in Political Science (UCLA).
Author of Change the World Using Social Media, he works with clients to determine what they need to do to change their world; creates highly-interactive sessions to address the challenges they face; and helps foster sustainable onsite and online communities.
Paul, as a trainer-consultant, currently serves as Library Advocacy Training Project Manager for the California Library Association; co-facilitator for a project capturing pandemic-era learning successes for the ShapingEDU project under the auspices of Arizona State University; a board member for the UCLA Daily Bruin Alumni Network, co-facilitating a mentoring program for current members of the university newspaper; a member of the Public Library Association Continuing Education Advisory Group; and a presenter/facilitator for a variety of lifelong-learning projects.
"Presentation Essentials: When You Need More Salt"
“There’s a stunningly inspirational story told in Anne Bruce and Sardék Love’s Presentation Essentials: The Tools You Need to Captivate Your Audience, Deliver Your Story, and Make Your Message Memorable. Bruce recalls the moment when she began a conference presentation before a group of people who had had far too much too drink. One of the unruly audience members, from his seat in the front row of the room, immediately begins heckling her and ultimately decides—unwisely—that it would be appropriate to throw a tomato at her. Looking down at the splattered tomato that is now on the lapel of her white silk suit, she doesn’t miss a beat: she uses a finger to scoop a piece of the demolished tomato from her coat, tastes the tomato, and responds ‘needs more salt.’ Which, of course, immediately has the audience completely on her side as the person who threw the tomato is led out of the room, and she receives a standing ovation at the end of her presentation.
“That ‘needs more salt’ approach perfectly describes what makes Presentation Essentials so important for any of us immersed in—or dreaming about being immersed in—a career that involves an ability to engage audiences through first-rate presentation skills…”
For recommendations of first-rate books to help you address your training-teaching-learning challenges, please visit Paul’s Goodreads list and short reviews of some of the best books he has read and used: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5302351-paul-signorelli?ref=nav_mybooks&shelf=training
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Registration is continuing for the free, highly interactive @CalLibAssoc online workshop “Social Media in Library Advocacy” Wed., 9/14/22 from 10-11:30 am PT: . Hope you'll join us. #libraries #advocacy #workshops #socialmedia #innovation Read More
Registration for the free, highly interactive @CalLibAssoc online workshop “Social Media in Library Advocacy” Wed., 9/14/22 from 10-11:30 am PT is underway at . Hope you'll join us. #libraries #advocacy #workshops #socialmedia #innovation Read More