The Art of a Powerful Introduction: Networking secrets for professionals
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
managers, entreprneurs, job seekers and sales professionals
You only have 30 seconds to make a first impression. How do you come across? In this workshop-style presentation by executive speech coach Leo Novsky, you will learn how to overcome anziety or overconfidence and discover how to tell your story in 30 words or less, so you come across as confident, competent and interesting enough to do business with.
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Leo Novsky, MBA President of SPEAK with Power Consulting
Leo Novsky is a professional speaker, executive presentation coach at SPEAK with Power Consulting, and an Adjunct Lecturer at University of Washington Bothell School of Business.
Coming to the US as a political refugee at the age of 12 from the Soviet Union, Leo experienced first-hand the challenge of not being understood. This challenge turned into a calling to master the art of effective communication. Leo’s mission is to empower executives, professionals, job seekers and entrepreneurs to effectively share their knowledge with the audience in a way that connects with their hearts and minds to get positive and effective results.
Leo has over 15 years of experience in communication, marketing and business development. His educational background includes a BA in English Literature from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Dallas. He is a published author, inventor and founder of several start-ups. Leo is fluent in English, Russian, and conversant in Japanese.
“Whether you're seeking to close a piece of business or win a job offer, as part of an interview, there's one undeniable reality: stories sell. Those individuals who know how to engage their audience, speak concisely, and hit all the right notes in a presentation are going to have a major advantage -- and Leo is a master at helping people understand and develop this skill set. I highly recommend him to any individuals or groups seeking to improve their public speaking and communications skills!”
Matt Youngquist, President & Founder, Career Horizons, LLC
“Leo is a high-energy expert in how to capture a crowd, project your message and motivate your listeners to action. Anyone looking for a speaking coach, event emcee or speaker will find Leo’s expertise and vision a real asset.”
Mardie Rhodes, President and Owner, Rhodes Communication
“In less than 30 minutes Leo helped me craft a personal mission statement of less than 30 words which I put into use the very next night at a networking event. I was amazed how using a few well chosen words could prompt such emotional reactions from those I met. I wish I had met Leo sooner. He's got a real gift to share.”
Charlie Magee, Franchise Business Consultant, FranNet
“I participated in Leo's seminar on how to improve your personal mission statement. It was innovative, interesting and he clearly had a strategy to educate the audience. I thought I knew the topic, Leo expanded my way of looking at introductions.”
Jeff Levy, Franchisee, The Entrepreneur' Source