WIMDI Speaker Series - Powerful Presentations: How to Engage Your Audience

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980 Howe St #1500 · Vancouver, BC

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In 2019, The WIMDI Speaker Series is inviting engaging speakers each month to give talks on topics that help women kill it at work.

Welcome to Talk 7 of 12 - Powerful Presentations: How to Engage & Connect with Your Audience

Solid public speaking skills are an important part of your career tool kit. Creating engaging presentations can help enhance your reputation at work and increase your influence and the uptake of your ideas. Outside of work, speaking can enhance your professional reputation and make you more attractive to potential employers.

This talk will focus on how to confidently deliver an informative and memorable presentation at work or at industry conferences We’ll cover:

- How to manage your public speaking nerves & anxiety
- How to structure an informative and engaging presentation with slides that enhance, not distract from, your presentation
- How to connect with your audience using storytelling and advanced techniques based on brain science on how people learn and remember
- Three tools you can use tomorrow to improve your next presentation

The goal of this talk is provide you with useful tools to manage nerves, connect with your audience, and provide informative and memorable presentations.

This talk will be given by Brenda Benham, Speaker Trainer and Coach.

Brenda Benham works with detail-oriented professionals who need to communicate technical, analytical, or other detailed information in a confident, informative, and memorable way. Brenda is a retired transactional lawyer who learned the hard way how to give presentations that were not just informative but also memorable. Brenda helps her clients simplify their presentations and transform their presentation style to be more engaging, more personable, and much more effective at delivering the important information they need to convey.

When not working with clients, Brenda can be found volunteering as PWG Alumni Coordinator for Dress for Success Vancouver, attending various folk music or classical music or theatrical events, or hiking in Lighthouse Park.


Doors open at 5:30 for mingling and socializing. The official start time is 6pm, with additional networking time to follow.

Hosted by Gavanize (formerly ACL).

Attendance Notes:
1) Gender:
This event is open to individuals of any gender identity.

2) Children:
WIMDI events are for parents too! We know childcare can occasionally be a challenge, but we don't think that should stop you from connecting and learning with us. WIMDI doesn't offer childcare at our events, but we'd love you to bring your little one along with some quiet activities to occupy them. Suitable for ages 0+