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Thank you for being a NEDAwareness Week volunteer speaker! NEDA makes being a volunteer speaker fun and easy by providing speaker training and pre-written NEDA presentation guidelines and PowerPoint. Your name has been listed publicly as a volunteer speaker when you have both registered as a speaker and have watched the training webinar before the official NEDAwareness Week kickoff on February 22, 2015. The registration process to become a volunteer speaker is now closed. Please check back with us next year to be considered a volunteer speaker for 2016!

Note: All speakers agree to utilize the NEDA copyrighted PowerPoint, and if sharing your personal story of recovery (or loved one’s story of recovery), adhere to NEDA's Guidelines for Sharing Stories of Recovery. All volunteer speakers are required to view the recording of the Volunteer Speaker Training Webinar.

Volunteer Speaker Resources:

  1. Listen to the fun and informative Volunteer Speaker Training Webinar presented by Jenni Schaefer, singer/songwriter, international speaker, NEDA Ambassador Council Chair and bestselling author of Life Without Ed and Ilene Fishman, LCSW, eating disorder treatment specialist, member of the NEDA Board of Directors and clinical advisor to the NEDA Navigators Program, NEDA’s Loss Support Network and NEDA Support Groups. This webinar will cover key messages of NEDAwareness Week, contents of official NEDAwareness Week presentations, guidelines on how to share your personal story, how to handle questions for the audience or media and setting boundaries to care for yourself. Please note: This webinar is required before speaking. You will be publicly listed as a Volunteer Speaker once you have viewed this training webinar, which can be found here.
  2. NEDA's Guidelines for Sharing Stories of Recovery: Read and follow this ensure that your presentation is shared safely and properly.
  3. Download NEDA’s Speaker Talking Points for a list of important facts about eating disorders awareness to reference in your outreach.
  4. Download the ready-made NEDAwareness Week PowerPoint to use for your speaking engagements: What are Eating Disorders?
  5. Speaker Outreach Letter and Request Form: Share these with your communities to spread the news that there are volunteer speakers ready and willing to present on eating disorders.