Presentation Skills Training Module
Come and join us on October 20 and 21 (10AM-1PM) for the first modules of the Mind The Bridge GYM, a startup School for Italian entrepreneurs with global ambitions.
Format: Three hour, small-group workshop, plus one individual coaching session per participant.
Semifinalists of Mind The Bridge business plan competition, plus other Italian
entrepreneurs and start-up CEOs. 15 participants max per group.
How do you deliver a compelling business presentation?
How do you turn your business plan into a persuasive pitch?
How do you engage an audience of potential investors?
Combining academic teaching with practical insights, this workshop enables all participants to learn how to define a crystal-clear message and deliver it with a memorable style.
The program is designed to address the key areas of focus for any type of business presentation:
• Telling a compelling story
• Presenting with confidence
• Communicating with your body language
Every participant will have the opportunity to practice presentation skills in hands-on exercises, and all participants will be videotaped.
This is a full program that creates a rich, transformative learning experience.
All participants will gain a better understanding of how to interact with their key audience, in Italy and in the US. You only have one chance to impress!
Sign up today, spaces are limited!
Elisabetta Ghisini is the founder of Verba – International Communications.
With almost 20 years of experience in the U.S. and in Europe, Elisabetta specializes in cross-cultural business communication; she coaches global executives on keynote speeches, corporate presentations, and media interviews.
Her background as a management consultant allows her to understand a client’s business in depth and use communication as a way to achieve business objectives.
Elisabetta teaches management communication at the Masagung Graduate School of Management at the University of San Francisco.
Previously, Elisabetta was an instructor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where she has taught media skills, interviewing skills, and public speaking workshops for almost ten years.
In her corporate career, Elisabetta was a Director in the Technology Practice of the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, and Manager of Communications with the international consulting firm McKinsey & Co. (Milan and San Francisco offices).
While at Burson Marsteller, Elisabetta led the international media launch for Agilent Technologies, HP’s successful spin-off, and advised dozens of high-tech start-ups on positioning and messaging.
During her ten years at McKinsey, Elisabetta taught business communication skills in executive training programs around the world, and provided strategic communication advice to multinational clients such as HP, Bank of America, Sun Microsystems, etc.
A native of Italy, Elisabetta holds a Laurea degree in German Literature from the Universita’ degli Studi di Milano.
She is the author of Communicating the American Way, a guide to U.S. business communication for international executives (Happy About Press, 2008).
About Mind the Bridge: Mind The Bridge is a non-profit initiative aimed at stimulating Italian entrepreneurship by selecting a small group of innovative Italian business ideas, providing them with a mentor and inviting them to the Silicon Valley for a road show to meet local investors.