Here are some of her most popular speaking topics:
How To Succeed in the International Business Arena
Opportunities are growing for companies to do business globally. But do you have what it takes to compete in the global market? Relationships are everything, especially if you want to cultivate business with customers and clients outside of the United States. A little effort at gaining some cultural literacy can help you deal successfully with people around the world.
This seminar will help you avoid gaffes and create business relationships that will have a positive impact on your bottom line. You’ll learn to be sensitive to hot-button issues and avoid any missteps that could potentially cause embarrassment to yourself, your clients or colleagues.
Topics include: Proper Greetings and Introductions – Business Card Etiquette – Gestures – Body Language and Personal Space – Meeting Protocol – Time, Scheduling and Punctuality – Dining Customs – Tipping and Toasting – Conversation Customs – Taboo and Tasteful Topics of Conversation – Professional Appearance – Gift Giving Customs – Cross-Cultural Relationship Management.
Minding Your Manners in the Digital Age
Technology is both a blessing and a curse. In many ways, it makes our lives more productive, yet we seem to be moving farther away from personalized, customer service. Technology is evolving so fast that it’s difficult to comprehend the impact it has on everything, from the ability to get a job to creating successful business relationships.
In an overly connected world, it’s easy to accidentally say or do the wrong thing. Unfortunately, missteps in business can lead to serious consequences. This seminar will help you polish your online brand and avoid embarrassing blunders.
Topics include: Cell Phone and Texting Etiquette – E-mail Etiquette – Voicemail Dos and Don’ts – Phone, Video and Web Conferencing – Social Networking Etiquette (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).
How To Be Proficient and Effective in Media Interviews
Media training is essential if you are regularly called upon to share your advice and expertise for radio, television and print interviews. This seminar will help you get your message across confidently, succinctly and with impact.
Topics include: How To Prepare for an Interview — What the Media Really Wants To Know — What To Say and What Not To Say When Asked Difficult Questions — How To Turn Negativity Into Positive Energy — Clearly and Concisely Define Your Key Messages and Stay On Track — How To Handle Difficult Questions — How To Control the Interview Before It Controls You — What To Do When You are Misquoted — Why Stories or “Sparklers” Make You More Memorable and Get Your Point Across — Body Language Dos and Don’ts — What To Wear To Look Your Best During a TV Interview
Presentation Skills for Professionals
How to Speak More Effectively in Public
Excellent communication skills are vital to a person’s success. When you learn to comfortably speak in front of a group, it can positively impact your career development and your business growth.
Public speaking is a skill that will help you increase your self-confidence, grow your leadership abilities, and inspire others. If you’re required to give boardroom presentations, sales presentations, or even technical presentations this seminar will help you express yourself clearly, confidently, coherently and concisely.
Each presentation is videotaped and evaluated. And you get expert one-on-one coaching at the end of each presentation.
Topics include: Ways to Overcome Nervousness – How Construct and Organize a Speech Like a Pro – How to Use Personal Stories to Connect with Your Audience – Necessary Gestures That Will Help You Get Your Point Across – The Pause, Scan and Nod – Create Effective Visuals – How to Respond to Questions – Use of Facts and Examples to Motivate and Persuade Audiences – Learn to Introduce Others.
First & Lasting Impressions
How to Manage Your Personal Brand with Poise, Presence, and Polish
Competition in the business arena is fierce and companies are looking for executives who can handle themselves at a trade show as well as in the boardroom.
You’ll learn practical ideas and strategies that will help you present a more professional image as well as enable you to move with ease and confidence on any level in the business arena.
Topics include: Introducing Yourself and Others – Responding to Introductions – Five Types of Handshakes – Eye Contact – Body Language – How to Remember Names – How to Start and End a Conversation – Business Card Protocol – E-mail Etiquette – Cell Phone Etiquette.
Dining for Dollars
The Art of the Business Meal
According to a survey conducted by an independent research firm, 49 percent of chief financial officers said their most successful business meetings, outside the office, were conducted at a restaurant. Furthermore, employers say that a person’s table manners (or lack thereof) may be a deciding factor in securing a signed contract.
This program shows you how to polish your dinner party protocol and skillfully overcome anxiety while dining with potential employers or clients. *To enhance the learning experience, an on-site tutorial luncheon or dinner is encouraged.
Topics include: Effective Business Entertaining – Host and Guest Duties – Silverware Savvy – Navigating the Place Setting – Body Language at the Table – Handling Accidents – Napkin Etiquette – Seating Etiquette – Eating Various Foods – Toasting – Wine Etiquette – Tipping – American and Continental Styles of Eating – The Dos and Don’ts of Dining.
Mastering Your Mingle-Ability
How to Improve Your Networking Skills
A majority of executives break out into a sweat thinking about meeting and making conversation with new acquaintances.
Companies are looking for persons who can network effectively and adapt to a variety of social and business situations.
Learn the art of schmoozing and gain the self-confidence needed to mingle with anyone at any occasion.
Topics include: How to Make an Entrance – Small Talk Made Easy – Remembering Names – Art of Handshaking – Introducing Yourself and Others – What Areas of the Room to Avoid and Why – What Foods to Avoid and Why -How to Escape the Conversational Rambler – The Dos and Don’ts of Working the Room.
Suit Up for Success
How to Look Your Best during any Business Occasion
Just like real estate, executives need “curb appeal.” If your outward appearance is neat and attractive, people will want to know more about what you have to offer on the inside. What you wear says a lot about who you are and where you want to be.
This program shows you how to enhance your personal brand by dressing and speaking more professionally. Learn what your clothing and body language says about you and why dressing too casually can spell costly chaos if you don’t understand the rules.
Topics include: Nine Wardrobe Categories – What is Business Casual and How to Wear It Well – Top Ten Wardrobe Blunders – Essential Accessories – Travel Necessities – What Not to Wear and Why – What Your Clothing Says About You.
Poise, Power and Presence: What It Means To Lead Like a Woman
During the last 20 years, it’s no surprise that women have changed the face of etiquette in the workplace. Business is indeed a game, and like any game, there are rules to winning. Today’s etiquette rules for women are profoundly different than they were decades ago. During this program, you will learn the secrets to the playbook of success that have helped thousands of women around the country move up the corporate ladder with grace and aplomb. With these tools, you’ll learn how to interact confidently, communicate more effectively, and leverage your power and presence in the workplace.
Topics include: Why Men Can Be Late and You Can’t – How to Negotiate with Tact and Testosterone – How to Dine and Entertain Clients and Colleagues Like a Pro – How Your Voice Can Work For or Against You – What Your Body Language Says About You – How Your Appearance Can Lead to Self-Sabotage in Business – How to Gain Credibility When Introducing Yourself or Shaking Someone’s Hand – How to Project Confidence Consistently – How to Open the Back Door When the Front Door Closes in Your Face.