Track | Professional Development: Public Speaking
You may have been delivering presentations virtually for years. You may have just started in 2020. But whether you're a veteran or a newbie, there's one thing we all have in common: We all need to incorporate interaction into our remote presentations. If you're still not sure how to use Zoom for maximum engagement, Lisa will walk you through the five basic built-in tools, with actionable ideas on why, when and how to use each one. You don't need green screens, extra software, fancy apps, or expensive equipment in a luxury home studio to meaningfully interact with your audience!
Lisa Braithwaite is on a mission to help leaders build visibility, credibility, and awareness for their work through engaging presentations, a mindset of service, and authentic connection. Before launching her company in 2005, she spent sixteen years as an advocate and trainer in the nonprofit sector, as well as founding her own nonprofit organization. This background, together with her B.A. in theater and M.A. in education, has influenced her upbeat and accessible approach to public speaking. Lisa's been hired by companies as diverse as Microsoft, NOAA, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and the American Bus Association for the playful spirit she brings to training, and has been interviewed for her public speaking perspective and expertise in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Men's Health, Toastmaster Magazine, and Inc.com. She’s the author of "Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection." Lisa models authentic, aligned, collaborative and FUN presentations using relevant, practical, and useful content that activates the audience's emotional engagement and moves them into action. She resides in Ojai, California with her husband Rudy, and spends her free time cooking, eating, reading about cooking and eating, and managing her cats' Instagram account.