Lecture to address networking, communication skills

Communication skills are a necessity for any professional.

That is why UK’s National Association of Black Accountants is bringing Tammy Turner, a Detroit author and radio host, to speak Wednesday night in Worsham Theater.

The talk serves as the finale to a week of events affiliated with NABA.

Turner’s talk, titled “How to Talk to Strangers: A Professionals Guide to Networking,” will focus on networking and simply communicating with other people, especially in the professional world.

NABA treasurer Justin McClarity said Turner started her career as an accountant and then became a successful entrepreneur.

“She used to be the type of a person who was afraid to talk to other people,” McClarity said. “Now she has mastered the art of talking to people.”

NABA fundraising chair Ronald Harrison said Turner is a professional chapter member of the NABA, and he feels that students can benefit from her talk.

“A lot of students, for the most part, are really scared to talk to other people,” Harrison said.

He said the lecture can benefit students of any major by addressing how to talk and network through casual conversation and how to carry on basic conversations with other people.

Turner will speak Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Student Center’s Worsham Theater.