July 21, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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Join organizers of the 2014 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference for a book signing and networking reception with acclaimed writer and public speaking coach Christine Jahnke, author of The Well Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best. Ms. Jahnke's session was one of the most anticipated of last year's PWIA Conference and unfortunately had to be cancelled due to snow. By popular demand we have rescheduled the session for conference attendees and general public.
4:00 - 4:30 pm: Registration/Check-In/Book Sales
4:30 - 5:30 pm: Welcome/Introduction/Presentation/Q&A
5:30 - 7:00 pm: Book Sales/Book Signing/Reception
Who doesn’t want to be confident, concise, and compelling when speaking in public? In this must-have guide, one of the nation’s premier speech coaches shares tested techniques from twenty years of coaching women on what works and what doesn’t. The author details the practices and techniques of successful women to help all women improve their presentation and public speaking skills. With access to her expertise, you’ll learn strategies that will help you present your best self in forums from PTA meetings to TV studios, conferences to classrooms, boardrooms to YouTube. The author has advised First Lady Michelle Obama for her International Olympic Committee speech, provided speaker training to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and coached corporate CEOs and more women elected officials than any other trainer. Every woman can benefit from studying the polished speaking skills of such powerful women. Strategic advice on everything from messaging to hair and hemlines will allow you to come across as polished and prepared. The author includes easy-to-follow exercises so you can try out techniques immediately, from the use of sound bites and secrets to establishing eye contact to what not to do with your hands.
Filled with behind-the-scenes advice, this book is for every woman who wants to present herself well, express her ideas with confidence, and earn the respect of any audience.
A special thank you to Washington Women in Public Relations and to Porter Novelli for hosting this event. Sponsorships are available. Please contact [masked] for more information or call[masked]-6077.
Professional Women in Advocacy
The 2014 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference is a joint venture of Beyond K Street, LegiServe and Lincoln Park Consulting. These three firms whose principals are a lobbyist, a communications expert and a meeting planner, have united to produce the ultimate conference experience for women in advocacy. The chief goals of this one-of-a-kind conference are connecting professionals in our field to one another and promoting excellence in their work. For over a decade, the organizers of this conference have dedicated themselves to the personal and professional development of women in this field. We believe that through education, leadership, mentoring and networking that women can rise to the top levels of policy making, which is crucial to the process of creating balanced laws for our country.