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Mind Your Business: The Orange County Library offers career classes


Attention recent college grads and anyone looking to jumpstart your career! Let the library help you develop your personal brand, career-searching abilities and technology skills.

Featured Events

Effective Public Speaking

Herndon Branch

Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m.

Whether presenting in front of an audience or talking in a business meeting, we all have to speak in public from time to time. Strong public speaking skills can enhance your reputation, open up opportunities and contribute to personal and career success. Distinguished Toastmaster Peter Gordon and Advanced Communicator Gold Jack Dillon will introduce the principles of public speaking and provide tips on effective communication. Dillon is a Past President of the Orlando International Toastmasters and Gordon currently serves as their Vice President of Public Relations.

Oratoria: Cómo hablar en público

Chickasaw Branch

sábado, 3 de diciembre, 2 p.m.

Todos tenemos que hablar en público de vez en cuando y en diferentes situaciones como delante de una audiencia o hablar en una reunión de negocios. Ser un mejor orador público puede mejorar su reputación, abrir oportunidades y contribuir al éxito personal y profesional. Alberto Collazzo y Hector Rocafort introducirán los principios de hablar en público y ofrecer consejos sobre la comunicación efectiva. Albert Collazzo es el Presidente de Toastmasters Internacional de Orlando y Hector Rocafort sirve como el Vicepresidente de la membresía. Este evento será presentado en español.

Multicultural Strategy

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room

Monday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.

Minority groups are growing at a fast pace and as a result Hispanics are no longer a sub-segment of the economy and are emerging as a powerhouse of economic influence. Learn the do’s and don’ts when reaching out to Hispanics from Hernan Tagliani, Hispanic communications expert and author of The Hispanic Market for Corporate America: How to Make Your Brand Culturally Relevant. Tagliani will discuss what you need to develop a strong and successful multicultural strategy.

Financing a New Venture

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room

Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.

Michael J. O’Donnell, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Central Florida will discuss key financing concepts to give entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs a guide to secure funding for new ventures.

Google Like A Boss

Alafaya Branch

Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m.–Noon

Valencia College leads this event that highlights tips, tricks and services the average user might miss when using Google. There will also be details on how the Google algorithm works, including the more than 200 different questions it considers before displaying search results.


Featured Class Series


Use Quickbooks to help manage the finances of your own business startup, or learn basic to advanced skills in order to market yourself to potential employers.

Microsoft Office Suite

Produce professional documents, spreadsheets, presentations, marketing materials and more with the Microsoft Office Suite. Classes in this series include Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Adobe Creative Suite

Create an iconic business logo for a client or stunning marketing materials with the products in the Adobe Creative Suite. Develop your graphic design skills to draw and manipulate basic shapes or customize text in unique ways.

Social Media

Using social media is an important part of any business plan and an important skill in today's job market. Learn how to leverage Facebook to promote a business or find leads for potential customers.

Web Design & Development

Take the Web Design Basics and HTML 5 series to learn how to develop and design a website to your specifications.

Digital Media

Develop your digital media skills to make yourself a well-rounded candidate in today's competitive job market. Learn how to shoot videos for a campaign, take compelling photos for a brochure or edit and mix audio for a project. Classes in this series include:

Photo | Video | Audio

View all upcoming classes and events in the Mind Your Business series.

Mind your own business, Orange County Library


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