Are you preparing for an upcoming event?
- Chairing an important conference
- Launching a new product or service
- Appearing in court
- Kicking off a campaign
- Pitching to investors or stakeholders
- Seeking community input and support
- Speaking at an international conference
Here is how I can help:
- Craft a persuasive message based on your objectives
- Give you the confidence to deliver the message effectively
- Assess your current presentation style and raise your game
- Help create a strategic communication plan for all audiences and stakeholders
- Provide feedback and coaching on the non-verbal aspects of your style
It’s not about what you do, but who you are.
Leadership, success, satisfaction; they all rely on a heightened ability to cut through the noise of everyday life to engage people in meaningful ways. It’s not enough to be a good public speaker; success today requires you to be a performer, a strategist and a persuader.
Storytelling is the silver bullet when it comes to engaging emotions and creating memorable interactions with others. Although we are natural story lovers and story tellers, the craft of identifying, honing and then telling a great story takes practice, and it takes work. I can help you find those stories in your own experiences, and coach you through the crafting and performing of them.
Women in business face unique challenges, particularly those in traditionally male-dominated industries. I have had great success in working specifically with women wanting help in being seen and heard at work and around the board room table.
I have worked with Joanna for years – both at the UBC Sauder School of Business and at BCCIE. Projects have included open enrollment offerings and custom programs for a variety of clients, coaching services and in-house training for our team. Joanna is expert in media relations/media savvy, presentations and communications, and she is energetic, creative, learner-centered and results-driven in her approach. I would not hesitate work with her again.
Joanna is an exceptional producer to collaborate with. She is creative and communicative, a risk taker and someone who always delivers beyond expectations. Joanna has great interviewing skills and her love of helping people tell their stories helps people get comfortable being on camera. Her confidence, experience and fun loving attitude are evident in the finished product.
Joanna is a pro whose talents were integral to the success of a big media-relations project I undertook with a major client. I have every confidence In recommending Joanna for future communications projects.
Joanna recently taught two workshops for the University of Northern BC’s Managers, Directors and Deans, the feedback from our participants was phenomenal, “this is the best workshop I have ever attended”, “please make sure you bring her back”. The workshop was appropriate to the audience, practical and immediately applicable, easy to grasp, entertaining and full of real life examples and opportunities to practice. Gary, the cameraman was a gem, his demeanour was perfect, we did not feel threatened in front of the camera, nervous, yes, but a safe environment to hone in our skills.
Joanna greatly assisted us in translating a very ambiguous concept into a superb result that measurably improved our hiring practices.