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Your Message Live: Public Speaking, January 29, 2018

When it comes to influencing an audience, live communication is more effective than podcasts, webinars, videos and written communication.  Yet most people do not receive adequate or early enough training to feel competent and confident speaking to groups. In this didactic and interactive workshop, you’ll learn, practice and integrate the 4 Points of Connection that […]

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Answering “What Do You Do?” With Elevator Presentations That Work! January 16, 2018

One of the key ways business people promote themselves, their skills and expertise is through networking.  Many people haven’t received training in this area and often feel uncomfortable mingling with new people and talking about themselves.  Whether employed or in transition, the networking introduction, also known as the “elevator speech,” is often your first public […]

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Out-of-the-Box Networking, March 27, 2017

The name, rank and serial number, (whoops! I mean tagline) networking introductions just don’t work for me anymore.  How many of those introductions actually “stick?”  Not many, I’m afraid.  You want to develop an elevator speech that is authentic, creative and memorable.  When delivered with confidence, you and your business are remembered.   Out-of-the-Box Networking […]

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Getting to the Heart of Presentations, February 14, 2017

Learn to be more engaging and influential as you promote your services, products and expertise. Most of our communication is spent listening and speaking and yet it is estimated that 70-90% of communication in business is misinterpreted, changed or misunderstood!   How do we engage a tired audience, attract a customer, motivate an employee, differentiate your […]

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Presentations that Connect! December 8, 2016

Executive Directors promote their initiatives via strong leadership skills, which often take the form of public presentations.  A strong presenter can influence an audience’s interest and “buy-in.”  Whether you are pitching donors, staff or the general public, you want to create impact and communicate at your best. In this interactive workshop you will learn:  An […]

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Communication that Persuades, Engages, Influences and even Entertains – December 6, 2016

As business owners, we are constantly presenting ourselves and our expertise When it comes to presentations, most people would rather die or eat a live bug than make a speech. How do we influence others to take action, take advice, take a risk?  How do we engage a tired audience, attract a customer, motivate an […]

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Inclusive Leadership – November 15, 2016

Inspire people to be more open to differences and illuminate the value of a diverse workforce!  This presentation will anchor Diversity of Thought as a Business Competitive Advantage, communicated via facts and case histories.  It highlights “next level” communications and how underutilized tools like listening and asking questions have the power to bridge cultures and […]

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Refine that Networking Introduction – September 2016

Tired of listening to ho-hum introductions?  By simply changing the first word of your networking introduction, you can create an “elevator pitch turnaround.” Develop a collection of these words, so you can have several versions of your networking speech to drive credibility and interest. It’s easier than you think!  Tap into your linguistic creativity feel […]

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Networking to Connect – August 2016

Networking is not about collecting the most business cards at a business event. It is about greeting and meeting new people, participating in conversations, attentive and authentic listening, and asking questions.  It is also about your personal presence and planting seeds for further business interactions.  In this that program, you will learn how to: Create […]

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Four Points of Connection – June 2016

In this introduction to my signature presentation program, 4 Points of Connection, you will experience how planning and organization drive presence, engagement and professional delivery. You will also experience how silence, an often, overlooked presentation attribute, supports clear messaging and audience interest.  This is an interactive presentation so, be ready to participate and have your […]

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