For some, the idea of public speaking can be extremely daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Effective public speaking has the ability to positively impact 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.
As part of the 2019 Prosper Jefferson seminar series, JEDCO & the Jefferson Chamber are teaming up to bring you a seminar all about enhancing your public speaking skills. We invited several expert public speakers to share their tips and techniques to ensure your presentation success. Topics include:
- How to overcome your fear of public speaking
- How to deliver high impact presentations
- How to develop effective PowerPoint presentations
- Improving your elevator pitch
The event, presented by ASI Federal Credit Union, will be held Wednesday, March 20th, from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at the JEDCO Conference Center on the West Bank. The address is 701A Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094. It is $5 to attend, which will cover breakfast for attendees. Please register for the event in advance online. Register here.
MEET OUR EXPERTS
Myra Corello, Find Your Spice Seminars, LLC
Dr. Myra Corrello helps high-achieving entrepreneurs master their message in order to grow their businesses. She honed her expertise in communication, marketing, and strategy through senior leadership positions in healthcare, tourism, association management, entrepreneurship development, non-profits, and higher education. Myra holds a Bachelors degree in marketing, a Masters degree in management, and a PhD in organizational communication/organizational behavior.
In addition to her work as a professional speaker and independent business consultant, she also serves as a Business Growth Strategies faculty member and Business Advisor in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program – and has also served as its Outreach Director and Alumni Manager. Myra is also very active in volunteer leadership – having served a total of 22 terms on 5 local boards and trade associations – including Chapter President of both the National Speakers Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Loyola University Women’s Leadership Academy.
Myra has also been recognized as an “Honorary Kentucky Colonel” for her work in civic leadership, as a New Orleans Magazine “Steel Magnolia” for her volunteer leadership to community boards, and as the SBA’s Women in Business Champion of the Year for her service to entrepreneurs in the State of Louisiana. Learn more by visiting the Find Your Spice Seminars website at http://myracorrello.com/.
Chuck Mutz, Black Tie Auctioneer
A second-generation auctioneer, Chuck Mutz, LA License 748-17, has worked in the auction industry for more than 30 years. His father, Tim Mutz, founded ServCorp International, Inc. (originally named Sencore Auction Service) in 1976. Working for a traditional auction company, Chuck called bids on almost everything, from antiques to bulldozers to – literally – kitchen sinks. In 2009, the Krewe of Orpheus asked him to participate in the 13th Night Celebration benefitting the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. His high energy and enthusiasm caught the attention of Jacque Rodrigue, and from that moment, Chuck found his calling. Since then, he and his team have assisted with hundreds of benefit events that have raised millions of dollars for worthwhile causes, including the Rodrigue Foundation, American Cancer Society and The March of Dimes.
Chuck earned his Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) Certification in 2017. He is the only full time, full service BAS Auctioneer in Louisiana. Chuck currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, the New Orleans Rotary Board of Directors, and is Past President of the East Jefferson Business Association. See him in action and get more information by visiting his website at www.theblacktieauctioneer.com.
Brian Phillips, Dale Carnegie
Brian Phillips began his career with Dale Carnegie in 1996. He currently is the Regional Manager of the Greater New Orleans area. Brian has worked with hundreds of organizations helping them achieve greater performance through developing their people. His areas of expertise for coaching, facilitation and training are: Leadership Development, Team Building, Effective Communication & Human Relation Skills, Presentation Skills, Sales Training and Sales Management, Employee Development and Customer Service / Customer Relations. For over a century, Dale Carnegie has been improving individual and business performance around the world. The company is the industry leader in professional training and development solutions. Learn more by visiting the Dale Carnegie website at https://www.dalecarnegie.com/en