Keynotes and Workshops
with Dana Bristol-Smith

Present Yourself Powerfully

The ability to present yourself and your ideas professionally with management, employees and clients is key to your success. However; most people, including professionals rank public speaking as a fear greater than death and taxes! Is there a way to present that will allow you to feel comfortable and confident and better connected to your listeners? The answer is YES!

As a result of this talk, you will:

  • Learn and use a repeatable process that will allow you to be fully present without fear and anxiety
  • Use your voice more effectively
  • Understand how gestures, posture, and body language can work for you
  • Build rapport and credibility faster than ever
  • Target your presentations to the needs and interests of your audience
  • Answer the four essential questions that every audience needs to know to give you their full attention

For Women Only:
Build Your Public Speaking Skills For Your Career Breakthrough

Are you being seen and heard inside your organization?
Are your good ideas and proposals winning approval?
When in the spotlight, can you say exactly what you want to?
Are you on your way to reaching your career goals?

If you answered no to any of these questions, you need this program!

There is a new critical competency for women who want to be leaders. The competency is the ability to deliver effective business presentations. It is a skill that will impact both your professional and personal life. The good news is that it is a learnable skill. The bad news is, you can’t learn it by yourself, or by studying it, or by reading about it. You have to learn by doing, with on your feet practice.

As a result of this workshop, you will:

  • Minimize anxiety and nervousness when speaking to a group
  • Improve your vocal delivery for positive impact
  • Maximize your body language for a powerful impression
  • Use a tool to help you identify your objectives and develop your future presentations

"On behalf of Women's Referral Network I'd like to thank you. It was a delight to have you speak to our group. Your presentation was a valuable topic that will help all of us feel organized and grounded while publicly speaking. We all enjoyed the group interaction while we learned to be more relaxed and confident when we give a presentation."

"I wish you much success in your business as you help others with their speaking challenges."

Heather Benson, President

Unlock Your Leap: Discovering Human Potential

Dana shares key lessons that she has learned in the classroom that absolutely unlock human potential! Your heart will be touched and inspired as you learn about women who had lost everything, but through these keys, found themselves. We all want to know that we are worthy of love and that we matter. These keys will truly unlock your leap and help you appreciate your life in a new way.

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This workshop was of extremely high quality. The participants expressed a great deal of enthusiasm during Dana's presentation and gave both Dana and the topic very positive reviews in their evaluations of the session.

The effort and willingness that Dana demonstrated in order to make this contribution to the training and organizational development field was of great benefit to our chapter and the community, and did a great deal to advance our member's learning. The San Diego Chapter of ASTD owes Dana a significant amount of gratitude for this highly positive contribution.

Mary Heikkinen, President, ASTD San Diego


Associations and Organizations Dana has Spoken For

ASTD - American Society of Training and Development
CalSAE - The California Society of Association Executives
FEW - Federally Employed Women
FWI - Financial Women International
Jenna Druck Foundation
Law Librarians Association
MPI - Meeting Planners International
National Charity League
NSA - National Speakers Association
PIHRA - Professionals in Human Resources Association
PRSA - Public Relations Society of America
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
SANDALL - San Diego Association of Law Libraries
SCORE - Women's Program
SHRM - Society of Human Resource Management
SDWN - San Diego Women's Network
Soroptimists International
Special Libraries Association
Women's Referral Network
Vistage International