Public speaking can be daunting, but doing it effectively can have a very positive impact on your reputation and your business. Being a good communicator may help a business owner to better connect with customers, increase sales, and open his/her business to new opportunities.
Join us for the second of a three part series on Building your Business Brand. As part of the 2018 Prosper Jefferson seminar series, JEDCO & the Jefferson Chamber teamed up to help enhance your public speaking skills. We invited three expert public speakers to share their tips and techniques to ensure your presentation success. Topics include:
- Identifying and overcoming fears of public speaking
- Best practices to increase confidence in public speaking abilities
- Effective PowerPoint presentations
- Best body language for speakers
The event will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at the Entergy Office on Jefferson Highway. The address is 4809 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson LA 70121 (at the corner of St. George and Jefferson Highway). It is $5 to attend, which will cover breakfast for attendees. Please register for the event in advance online. Register here.
Meet our Speakers
Bill Ganon, Connect2Sell Training
Bill Ganon is the Founder of Connect2Sell Training, and is passionate about coaching sales teams to exceed their revenue goals. Bill’s Connect2Sell method, “Helping Is The New Selling”, is a customer-focused approach to help every sales person achieve “MVA” – Most Valuable Asset status. Bill also coaches executives to deliver critical presentations through storytelling and techniques, which create confidence, conviction and audience connection. Some of his clients are the Cowles Newspaper Group (Spokane, WA) and Renaissance Publishing (New Orleans) for sales team training, and Propeller Incubator (New Orleans) for presentation coaching with entrepreneur and early-stage companies. He also works with ad agencies and graduate students at Columbia University in New York City and Tulane and Loyola Universities in New Orleans. Bill has both trained and managed large and small sales teams for over 60 different media companies, in both mobile and digital advertising. Bill’s track record includes 30 years of sales and managerial expertise with advertising agencies, Newsweek Magazine, telecom tech giant QUALCOMM, Verve Mobile and a range of ad-tech start ups.
Bill is also a keynote speaker, and frequent performer at The Moth in New Orleans and New York City, and has won both GrandSLAM and StorySLAM events.
Chuck Mutz, The Black Tie Auctioneer
Chuck is the lead auctioneer at The Black Tie Auctioneer where he provides auction support at every level and in every capacity. He recently earned a Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation from the National Auctioneers Association. A newly developed designation, there are less than 200 auctioneers across the country who have acquired the BAS professional designation. Mr. Mutz is currently the only auctioneer in the State of Louisiana with this specific designation.
In 1986, Chuck received his Auctioneers License and, at that time, was the Youngest Licensed and Bonded Auctioneer in the State of Louisiana. He is a member of the Louisiana Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. He sits on the Executive Board for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and The East Jefferson Business Association. He has been fundraising with several non-profit organizations, including the George Rodrigue Foundation for the Arts, The American Cancer Society, The Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and several other non-profit agencies across Louisiana. He has assisted in raising millions of dollars for these and other Non-Profit Organizations.
Ronnie Slone, The Slone Group
Ronnie Slone is the Founder and President of The Slone Group, an organizational development and training consulting firm based in the Greater New Orleans area. Ronnie has over 30 years of experience in operations management, human resources, training and professional staffing with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. Ronnie’s ability to challenge the way people think and behave has made him a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator.
Ronnie is also a faculty member of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Delgado Community College and the national cohorts at Babson College. A passionate community leader, Ronnie strives to develop organizations, a ready workforce by preparing youth for life after graduation and communities where citizens can live, work, and raise a family. He has contributed to numerous organizations in the Greater New Orleans area as a community volunteer including Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, GNO, Inc., City Park New Orleans, CASA Jefferson, and River Region Chamber of Commerce.