San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Transform your common elevator pitch into a powerful business manifesto!
As a serial entrepreneur and a speech coach, I have found that it is not enough to just share your data or show a slick sales presentation. To make a difference, it is critical that you pitch with power, and do it in 1 min or less
- Overcome anxiety, under-confidence and oversharing when presenting
- Develop, design and deliver a 30-word and a 1-min Power Pitches
- Gain practice pitching your BIG idea in a safe and constructive environment
- Collaborate with peers to give and receive valuable feedback on content and delivery
- Outline a strategy to adjust your Power Pitches to different situations and audiences
Session 1 (Nov 11th): The Art of a Powerful Introduction
Use a structure of a story to develop of your personal 30-word introduction that inspires you and shares the vision, the challenge, and the opportunity of your BIG idea with your audience.
Session 2 (Nov 18th): The 1-Min Power Pitch
Create a comprehensive 1-min Power Pitch that tells a story with a purpose that engages the hearts and minds of your audience in order to ignite their interest. Serves as the foundation for longer pitches.
Session 3 (Dec 2nd): Pitch with Power
Deliver your new 1-Min Power Pitch and get valuable feedback on verbal and non-verbal elements of your pitch, so you are ready to pitch your BIG idea.
When & Where
Leo Novsky, Speaker, Coach, Business Catalyst
About the Speaker
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 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. Now his mission is to empower job seekers overcome destructive communication habits & master the art of the interview.
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. He is fluent in English, Russian, and conversant in Japanese.
Testimonials (excerpts from www.linkedin.com/in//leonovsky)
"Leo’s expansive experience and wealth of talent provide never-ending opportunities to learn. With Leo, every moment I spent was a chance to gain new insights and improve the way I want to build a world-class organization." Meghana Subramanian, Co-Founder of Extra Slice
“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, Career Coach, Career Horizons, LLC
“Leo is an expert at what he does and he is a pleasure to work with. I would recommend any top executive that speaks regularly work with Leo to help take their speaking effectiveness to the next level.” Wayne Wilkinson CEO, McFarland Cascade
“If you want to speak and write with more power, confidence and effectiveness, you MUST contact Leo Novsky! He cuts through to the core of the subject and is insightful, and very direct, yet respectful. I highly recommend Leo as a Speech Coach and Professional Consultant!” Tim Adam Director, Boeing
“Leo did a fantastic job engage his audience, culminating participation and explaining his wisdom. His ability to transform "old ways" into "new ways" is quite astounding and I will continue to use the tools he provided for the rest of my career.” Kelli Walter Marketing Director at ITEX Corporation
“Leo is a high-energy expert in how to capture a crowd, project your message and motivate your listeners to action. Anyone looking for an 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