Public Speaking: The Career Game-changer

Presented by

Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Women

About this talk

What does it take to become a thought leader? To be seen as the expert or the authority in your field? What will it take to get that next promotion? Or a new job? Or a board seat? Often, nothing more than the willingness to speak up and share your thoughts and experiences in public. Employers have always valued the employee who speaks well. Public speaking is, and always will be, an important skill, and well worth developing. But speaker training itself is only part of the puzzle. Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Innovation Women, a new model speaker’s bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. The company helps connect women with event managers looking for speakers, panelists, moderators and presenters, especially for industry conferences and events. Carlton will talk about: - The many different options for speaking opportunities. It’s not just the lone speaker with a formal presentation. - How to find and secure speaking engagements that support your goals AND comfort level, as well as your company’s needs. - How to leverage speaking engagements for career advancement - Three things you can do to nail your next speaking engagement.

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