Encourage. Energize. Empower.

There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.  – Kofi Annan

In the above quote, Secretary Annan was referring to women in developing nations.  However, it’s just as apt a description of women in technology. 
Encourage. Energize. Empower.  Those are pretty tall orders. The YOU is implied. How about we imply instead that it’s WE? As working women with a voice,  WE need to support each other. WE need to encourage each other to try harder, to reach farther and to stand taller. WE need to energize each other when we’re tired, when we stumble and when we need to rest. 
Where should you start? How about right here?  Here is a great place to start. 
We’ll do it together.

Make Your Presentations Tell a Story with Heather Ritchie

Fri, Mar 23 2018 17:00 UTC

Make Your Presentations Tell a Story with Heather Ritchie

We all see a lot of bad presentations in a business environment where people get up and dump a bunch of data without a coherent flow or relevant idea.  They make an audience work too hard to figure out their point (if they even have one).  During this session we’ll cover how avoid those problems by creating a great story.  We’ll start with a methodology for how you prepare your ideas and then, for the engineers out there, we’ll show you how to structure it into a logical flow.  I’ll give you lots of samples. We’ll workshop a flow together.  I’ll leave ample time for questions along the way.

Heather Ritchie

Heather Ritchie has 20 years of experience in communications, helping others prepare keynotes, media interviews and boardroom presentations. She has a passion for learning and a belief that communication skills can and should be developed. For the last 7 years, Heather has led communication and gender-focused communication workshops at multi-billion euro global corporations, universities and trade associations. She is currently writing a book that explores why gender communication gaps exist and what individuals and organizations can do to bridge these gaps, so that the best ideas are heard. She also runs portfolio marketing and communications for Nokia’s software business.

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