Speaking about American Muslims and their Faith

Trainers: Fouzi Husaini & Reema Qadry
Date: July 6, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $25.00
Venue: MAPS – MPR Room
17550 NE 67th Court, Redmond WA, 98052

Fouzi Husaini and Reema Qadry have 20+ years of experience between them in educating and engaging with various groups about American Muslims and their faith.  They will cover presentation scripts and guidelines for speaking in various situations as well as how to answer difficult questions about American Muslims. After completing the training, individuals will be on their way to becoming certified speakers where they are able address diverse audiences, including middle and high schools, universities, faith-based groups and community organizations as well as engage in more intimate settings such as with friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Who should attend:

  • People who are interested in becoming a certified speaker and joining the Seattle Islamic Speakers Bureau
  • Activists who may or may not be interested in becoming certified speakers but are already engaged in public speaking about American Muslims and their faith (i.e. through the Mosque or other organizations)
  • People who get asked questions about Islam at work, school, the grocery store etc. and would like to be better prepared in answering those questions

What’s Included:

  • Speakers Kit which includes presentation materials and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Invaluable tips on speaking in public, with smaller groups and one-on-one
  • Live demo of the most requested presentation, Exploring Islam – Muslim Traditions and Practices
  • Trainer-led interactive exercises on effective presentation skills for non-Muslim audiences
  • Trainer-led interactive session on how to answer FAQs

Training Guidelines:

  • Completing the training is the first step in becoming a SISB Certified Speaker
  • To receive completion status you must attend the entire training so please arrive on time (No exceptions)
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late or cannot attend the training for any reason, you will be required to sign-up for the next scheduled training session to continue with the certification process

Feedback from Previous Trainings:

“The training is valuable even if you don’t become a speaker because it helps you to speak about Islam to your neighbors, coworkers and anyone you meet in a well informed way.”

“It gave me the confidence to answer tough questions and not stumble over my words.  In the past I was always hesitant to talk about Islam but now I feel like I can.”

“I realized that just because your Muslim it doesn’t make you qualified to talk about Islam in a public forum and it doesn’t mean you are knowledgable enough to address the hard questions.  The training is well developed and thorough.  It’s obvious that it has been reviewed by professionals and scholars.”

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.