Sep13 Maureen ZappalaCANTON, OH (Sept. 9, 2013) – If you have ever had to give a presentation, deliver a speech or make a toast, you are familiar with something that terrifies most of the population: public speaking. But it doesn’t need to be so scary. When you learn some simple techniques, you can begin to get over that fear and become not only more comfortable with public speaking, but even really good at it.

At the Sept. 13 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, award wining speaker, author and presentation coach Maureen Zappala, will teach you a thing or three about how to throttle up your speaking skills.

The September AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, presented by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, is happening on Friday, Sept. 13. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the program and breakfast following at 7:30 a.m. The Canton Regional Chamber's AultCare Fast Break Breakfasts are held at the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 4375 Metro Circle in North Canton.

Tickets are $18 for Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce members, $21 for member tickets purchased less than 48 hours in advance and $25 for non-members. Tickets are available online at, or by calling (330) 458-2070.

Beyond this important segment of the program, Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead-producing sessions around. Bring a door prize valued at $15 or more and receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business.

About the Speaker

A New York City native, Zappala relocated to Cleveland in 1983, employed by NASA’s Lewis Research Center after graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in mechanical engineering. She left in 1997 to pursue other interests including direct sales, fitness instruction and motherhood.

Now as a professional speaker and owner of High Altitude Strategies, she challenges organizations to “push the envelope” of their own expectations, so they can propel their teams to peak performance.