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KEYNOTES & BREAKOUTS

HAVING A VOICE, NOT MERELY A SEAT AT THE TABLE: POWERFUL STRATEGIES TO AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE

In group settings, men are 75% more likely to speak up than women. And when a woman does speak up, it's statistically probable that her male counterparts will either interrupt her or speak over her. What does this mean? It means, even in the professional world today, if you're not ready to fight to be heard, the silence will kill you. In this engaging, actionable session, Sharon will share strategies and tactics to amplify your voice figuratively (and literally) and hone your message to make certain that your voice is heard - so that you truly have a voice, and not just a seat, at the table.

 

LEARN:

  • Ways to amplify your voice, both figuratively and literally

  • Message development tactics to strengthen your communication

  • Understanding how body language and vocal delivery affect your overall communication

BUILDING RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY: A PLAYBOOK FOR TODAY'S WORKFORCE

In our fast-paced, constantly connected work climates, increased stress is threatening long-term productivity, employee engagement, and talent retention. It's crucial that leaders and their teams build a culture of resilience. In this compelling narrative, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Sharon Delaney McCloud presents an inspirational and actionable playbook that audiences can begin using right away in their professional and personal lives. Sharon co-authored a book based on this keynote, Keep Going, Memoirs of Strength, Courage & Perseverance.

 

LEARN:

  • 10 steps to build resilience in the workplace and at home

  • A deeper understanding of how to use grit and gratitude to overcome negative circumstances

  • A different way to approach integrating your professional and personal responsibilities that align with who you are

BUILDING EXECUTIVE PRESENCE FOR WOMEN

Women makeup 57% of college graduates and earn 63% of master's degrees in the United States. Yet female leadership in C-Suites, politics and elsewhere comes nowhere close. Why is that? In numerous surveys, top executives point to being perceived as leadership material as essential to being promoted into leadership positions. Aligning mindshare with the ability to command a room is the DNA of executive presence.  In this high energy, interactive keynote, Sharon teaches the three key elements to build your executive presence, whether you're an emerging leader or looking to advance into the C-Suite.

LEARN:

  • Actionable strategies to build your executive presence

  • Learn why gravitas, communication, and appearance matter in today's business climate

  • About useful technology hacks to help you continue working on your communication skills 

COMMUNICATING WITH CONFIDENCE & IMPACT

In an age where the spoken word is quickly being replaced by digital conversations, it's crucial to develop strong communication and presentation skills to make your mark.​ Communicating effectively is one of the most powerful tools any professional can have. The way you speak to someone one-on-one and in front of a group sets the foundation for how people perceive you. Do they take you seriously? Do you command their attention? Or does your vocal inflection or body language turn them off? Learn how to communicate with confidence and impact from Emmy Award-winning journalist and business owner Sharon Delaney McCloud.

 

LEARN:

  • Ways to create powerful messaging, whether it's an elevator speech or keynote address

  • How body language and vocal delivery affect communication

  • Steps to continue practicing techniques learned

TEDx Talk -  Give Vilomahs a Voice

In December 2019, Sharon Delaney McCloud gave the talk of her life at TEDx Cary Women in front of a sold-out crowd of 400 people. As a mother and advocate, Sharon shared her experience giving a voice to vilomahs everywhere. She built her career telling other people's stories. But that path took a sharp turn when her daughter was diagnosed with cancer and Sharon's family embarked on the fight of their lives to save their little girl. 

Since then, Sharon started sharing her own story about grit, gratitude, and grace, even under the most crushing circumstances like the death of a child. And what she has discovered is that human connection can not only breathe life into the deepest grief but can also uncover joy. In this inspirational talk, audiences will learn about the Vilomah Voice, a playbook on how to speak to bereaved parents that provides healing and comfort even in the most awkward and difficult situations.

3, 2, 1…ACTION! HOW TO LIVESTREAM TO CONNECT TO YOUR CUSTOMERS

Getting the attention of today's consumers is a greater challenge in a world where traditional media is becoming more digital. Learn how to connect in real-time with your customers using livestreaming in a strategic, professional way that amplifies the brands' content and engagement. See how organizations like UNC Healthcare, the Library of Congress and conferences target and begin conversations with prospective customers using livestreaming, presented by Emmy Award-winning television anchor and producer Sharon Delaney McCloud.​

 

LEARN:

  • Frameworks to produce your own Facebook, Periscope, Instagram, Linkedin Live broadcast

  • Distribution strategies to reach your audience(s)

  • How to measure the livestream's performance & optimize for future broadcasts

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