May Chapter Meeting Spotlight
Speak to Persuade: When Being Informative Is Not Enough  
Presented by Vanna Novak
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Bellevue Club, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
 Event Sponsor:
Alliance 2020


Given the array of tools available today, most business people can develop and deliver informative presentations. But how good are you at persuading your listeners to act on your message? Whether you're selling services or products, trying to inspire groups to accept change, or pitching new business opportunities, knowing how to deliver an engaging presentation that gets you buy-in can be priceless. It can mean the difference between success or failure.


Join us for this smart and inspiring program and learn how to:

  • Develop and deliver presentations that will influence thinking and impact 
  • Build in content that feeds both the minds and the hearts of your listeners
  • Elicit trust and instill confidence while building rapport
  • Understand and apply the three C's in persuasive speaking
  • Develop and employ a powerful Key Overriding Message
  • Think on your feet and respond effectively when under pressure



About our speaker:

Vanna Novak is based in Seattle, she is president and owner of Speak to Persuade, and has been in the business as a professional speaker, trainer and consultant for over 20 years. Her background includes having served as a director of employee relations, university adjunct faculty member, twice elected director for the National Speakers Association, two-time gubernatorial appointee in Washington State, and a featured guest on both radio and television

She is also the co-founder of the Executive Development Institute, an organization that offers leadership development training for Asian, Pacific Islander and Hispanic Professionals. Her clients include Alaska Airlines, Boeing, ESPN, Expedia, Nintendo of America, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Procter & Gamble, and UCLA's Anderson School of Business.

In Other News


LWHRA members are invited to participate in a Washington Employers 2014 Salary Survey. 

This year's Salary Survey includes over 550 job titles at all levels of an organization. Participants will receive free survey results and 1 HRCI recertification credit.   


Click here to join our free meeting on April 25, Interdisciplinary HR - The Springboard for an Exceptional Practice, where you can get insights and academic credit for OSR.