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How to Be a Compelling Speaker: The Art, Science and Practice of Charisma

  • Covo 981 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Steve Jobs. Bill Clinton. Martin Luther King. Mahatma Gandhi. What did these fellows have in common? They all got Very Big Things done. And they did it by being a compelling presence. 

Whether you're raising a new fund, asking for a salary raise, presenting in front of a big client, getting a seed round going, defending a PhD or asking someone on a date, there will be turning points in your life when your fate hinges upon the quality of the pitch you make. Do you know what to do to make that pitch great every time? Or are you just going to leave those crucial turning points to chance? In this live talk/workshop, we will teach you some of the main principles behind being a Compelling Person so those presentations go better and better every time you make them.

Matt Kohut, one of the founding partners of the company, will be here on a rare West Coast appearance, as well as Ali Binazir, the San Francisco-based Pitch Doctor. To demonstrate the concepts live, during the talk we will be coaching 3 volunteers from the audience on their presentation skills. If you would like to be coached, prepare a 1min presentation on a topic of your choice. Whether you're an entrepreneur, VC, executive, mid-career professional or recent grad, we are here to help you acquire the skills to put your career on a higher trajectory.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a WINE & BEER bar open during the event (correction - not a full bar), and the first 60 people get a free drink ticket. 

6:15 -- Arrive, settle in, get some drinks, come say hi, mix & mingle
7:00 -- Presentation begins
8:30 -- Presentation ends; hang out a little more
9:00 -- Go forth and conquer with your newfound skills

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Later Event: October 4
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