August 30, 2002 - NPCA: NPCA prepares Speakers Bureau Kit for RPCVs to talk about the Peace Corps

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By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 1:18 pm: Edit Post

NPCA prepares Speakers Bureau Kit for RPCVs to talk about the Peace Corps

Read and comment on this excerpt from a recent NPCA Group Leaders email which contains information on the Speakers' Bureau Kit which has been developed by the NPCA for Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Groups and RPCVs to prepare them to speak to groups about the Peace Corps and is now available for download from their web site

This is an excellent resource for RPCVs who are going to speak to groups about the Peace Corps. The only thing that would make this even more effective would be the addition of PowerPoint slides downloadable in pdf format that RPCVs could print and use for viewgraph presentations.

Read the Speakers' Bureau Kit and download a copy at:

NPCA Speakers Bureau Kit*

* This link was active on the date it was posted. PCOL is not responsible for broken links which may have changed.

NPCA Speakers Bureau Kit

The NPCA has recently launched The Speakers’ Bureau Kit in PDF downloadable form on its website at

The Speakers’ Kit is designed to be used by RPCVs, Peace Corps friends and staff who want to help increase public awareness of countries where we work and their development issues. Because of their overseas experiences, RPCVs are one of the best resources for educating other Americans about the developing world. RPCVs can speak from experience in providing insights into the lives and needs of people in developing countries–their environment, their cultures, their lifestyles, their economics, their political struggles.

Recognizing that RPCVs have varying degrees of public speaking experience, the Speakers’ Kit attempts to cover the basic information needed by any speaker. It offers guidelines for preparing a speech, advice on making effective presentations, and methods for organizing an outreach program. It includes everything from a sample speech outline to guidelines for promoting a speech. It is not intended that this kit be read word for word. Users should refer to the guidelines, advice and suggestions for what is most useful to them.

The Speakers’ Kit was originally produced in 1981 in conjunction with the Peace Corps’ 20th anniversary, and has been revised several times. Since its last revision in 1999, websites have been developed by NPCA ( and Peace Corps ( which can prove invaluable for updated information on programs and countries, as well as links to many other resources.

This Speakers’ Bureau Kit and other resources are disseminated to individual members and affiliated groups through the NPCA’s global education network, Global TeachNet. The network is open to all to join. For more information, visit the web site:

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