Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Presenting Yourself

WOMEN IN THE BOARDROOM WEBINAR: (July 17, 2014)
Presenting Yourself: Reflecting Your Worth in Your Presentation Skills


SPEAKER: Elizabeth Ghaffari, Founder of Champion Boards & President of Technology Place, Inc

In this two-part presentation, Elizabeth Ghaffari discusses the research and advice provided by Ellen Welty in her Redbook article entitled “Are Your Words Holding You Back?” Ms. Welty’s work is highlighted in Elizabeth’s upcoming book, Tapping the Wisdom that Surrounds You: Mentorship and Women (forthcoming this Fall 2014 from Praeger). The second part discusses presentation suggestions from Elizabeth’s experience as coach and judge for Los Angeles-area business plan/pitch competitions.

Ms. Welty provided her thoughts upon viewing the presentation, as follows:

Dear Elizabeth,

What a fantastic presentation you gave. You did a great job of distilling my article’s recommendations and including the details that will make it easy for attendees to find the books written by the experts I interviewed (books that will give them a whole other level of expertise).

Your advice in the second half on how to give a better presentation was very helpful, and I loved the way you used humor to convey some of your points. Nice mention of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, also!

You asked some great questions of the attendees. I especially liked your answer to the question, “What do you do with the fear?”

And Sheila Ronning capped it all off with advice that’s as useful as it was unexpected: to bite your tongue if you’re struggling with a dry mouth brought on by nerves.

I thank you, Sheila and Cortney for sharing the webinar with me. And, Elizabeth, I truly look forward to reading your new book, Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You: Mentorship and Women.

Best regards,

Ellen Welty, Writer and Editor
http://ellenwelty.com/

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