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Stand Up. Speak OUT! Learn To Become a More Effective Communicator
'STAND UP. SPEAK OUT!' is a completely new program and approach to communication and presentation skills training. Created specifically for high performing entrepreneurs, business professionals and community leaders, 'Stand Up. Speak Out!' uses real-world scenarios, designed to make you a more effective communicator from your very first session. - Gina Grahame We meet twice monthly: - 1st Wednesday of each month, at 7:30 - 8:45am (Coffee & pastries provided) - 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 3:30pm - 4:45 pm Upcoming Agenda: November: How to Build Executive Presence · 11/7 - 7:30am – 8:45am · 11/21 - 3:15pm - 4:45pm December: Honing Your Unique Value Proposition (UVP) · 12/5 – 7:30am – 8:45am · 12/19 – 3:15pm - 4:45pm January: The Importance of Storytelling in Business · 1/23 – 3:15pm- 4:45pm February: Managing Up vs Managing Down · 2/06 - 7:30am – 8:45am · 2/20 – 3:15pm - 4:45pm March: Do’s & Don’ts of the Media Interview · 3/06 - 7:30am – 8:45am · 3/20 - 3:15pm - 4:45pm • WHAT WE DO We focus on real-world situations rather than theory. We utilize roleplay and video in our training. The feedback you receive is multi-faceted, provided by your peers as well as the session leader. While these are group sessions, The training and feedback you receive is tailored to you: to your current level of expertise and your personal goals. This focus makes you a more effective speaker quickly. You will literally be a more effective communicator after every session. And the more we work together, the more nuanced and skilled you will become. • WHAT TO BRING Bring business cards for networking and either a laptop, tablet, or pen & paper to take notes. Be ready to have fun, to learn, and to provide feedback to help others. • IMPORTANT TO KNOW While guests are under no obligation to participate, this is an interactive workshop and we encourage all attendees to step outside their comfort zones and participate. - WHO IS GINA GRAHAME? Gina is a professional speaker and coach with over 25 years of experience and expertise in sales, communication, and gender communications. Gina's CV shows: - Winning National and International speaking awards from the Business Professionals of America and Toastmasters International. - Toured nationally as a narrating engineer for Dodge Truck Engines - Acted in a B2B 'Industrial' films - Pitched to VC's and secured $250k in seed funding - Presented to companies of all sizes, from tool & die shops in Detroit to tech startups in San Francisco, including Fortune 500 companies in technology, automotive, advanced manufacturing, banking & finance - Coached executives, scientists, salespeople, non-profit leaders, aspiring speakers, politicians, life coaches, and college students - Given keynote speeches, hosted breakout sessions, participated in and moderated panels at conferences Gina's real UVP is that she accomplished much of this first as male, and then after gender transition, as female. Gina first-hand experience in how people of different genders present, communicate, and are perceived, is unparalleled. Gina's clients include: Entrepreneurs and executives from such organizations as Stanford Graduate School of Business, BART, PG&E, Zurich North America, Wells Fargo, United Business Media, Lenos Software, Univ of California San Fran, along with Business Organizations and Women's Empowerment Conferences across the country. Who is the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA)? The GGBA is proud to be a San Francisco Bay Area LGBT business advocate! Our mission is to champion opportunity, development, and advocacy for our LGBTQ & Allied business community. We create opportunity for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth; programs that support development of business skills and expertise through workshops and seminars; and we advocate for positive economic, social, and political change.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

455 Market Street, 6th Floor (between 1st Street and Bush Street · San Francisco, CA

What we're about

Develop A Strong Presence. Persuade with Passion. Empower Others to Take Action.
OWN YOUR VALUE!

The Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA), San Francisco's LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce is proud to present a new program to help you become a more confident speaker and effective communicator. Created and hosted by award winning speaker, Gina Grahame.

"We're changing the way public speaking, executive presentation, and communication skills are taught in a group setting. Most of the public speaking programs I've seen rely on lessons and methods that haven't changed in 60+ years, yet we live in culture where disruptive innovation is shaking up established industries and reshaping the future. I've applied the same thoughts and processes to public speaking training.

We focus on real-world situations rather than theory. We utilize roleplay and video in our training. The feedback you receive is multi-faceted, provided by your peers as well as the session leader.

While these are group sessions, The training and feedback you receive is tailored to you: to your current level of expertise and your personal goals. This focus makes you a more effective speaker quickly. You will literally be a more effective communicator after every session. And the more we work together, the more nuanced and skilled you will become.

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