Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gilda has an incredible ability to speak to, train and motivate a group

"The exercises were fun and interactive while still delivering a very important message. Thank you for your time and energy in, once again, delivering a top notch presentation. If there ever is a time I can recommend you and your incredible ability to speak to, train and motivate a group, please feel free to have your client contact me.
- Nancy Margiano-Sylvester, Vice President of Training, Development and Recruiting at Family Security Plan

To see more testimonials about Gilda's work, visit http://www.gildabonanno.com/Pages/testimonials.aspx

Friday, November 20, 2015

7 Steps to Confident Public Speaking

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This 13-page report gives you the steps to follow in order to become a confident speaker, from replacing that negative voice in your head to managing your body language to how to practice.   

Saturday, November 14, 2015

6 Tips for Introducing Yourself at the Start of Your Presentation

Check out a recent post on the Constant Contact Community Blog: 

In a presentation skills program a few weeks ago, someone asked me, "Gilda, how do I introduce myself at the start of my presentation to warm up the audience and establish credibility?" Contrary to what you might think, the answers do not include a lengthy recital of all your achievements or a five-minute soliloquy on why you were chosen to present.

Read the rest of it: https://community.constantcontact.com/t5/Member-Blog-Marketing/6-Tips-for-Introducing-Yourself-at-the-Start-of-Your/ba-p/261614

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Why Are You Presenting?

As you prepare your presentation and formulate your message (the point of your presentation), think about the following 3 questions:

Why you?
Why you are the one being asked to give this presentation (hopefully, not because you're the only one who didn't say "no" when asked!) What unique information, qualifications, background, etc. do you have that will contribute to the audience's understanding of this topic?

Why now? 
Why is this topic important now? How will knowing about this topic now help your audience?

Gilda Bonanno's blog www.gildabonanno.blogspot.com

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Exercise Your Right to Vote

The exercise of the right to vote is a hallmark of a democracy. The fact that we can go to the polls and pull the lever or fill in the circle (or whatever the voting technology requires) without being threatened, attacked or targeted, means that democracy is working. 

Yes, the democratic process may be messy and loud at times, and the debates heated and the ads too negative… but we can still exercise our right to vote without fear of losing our jobs or having our families targeted. 

It was not that long ago in our national history that pioneers like Fanny Lou Hamer (and countless, nameless others) were brutally beaten just for registering African-Americans to vote in the 1960s. 

And it was only in our grandmothers' lifetimes that women were given the right to vote with the 19th Amendment in 1920. 

We remember and honor all those who sacrificed, and suffered, and struggled, so we can have this right and this privilege… let us not take it for granted. 

When you're running around with a million things to do, wondering if you should bother voting, and if it really matters -- yes, you should, and yes, it does matter. Voting honors our past and lays the groundwork for our future. 

(And vist http://www.archives.gov/ to read the charter documents of our democracy - the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.)

Gilda Bonanno's blog www.gildabonanno.blogspot.com

Friday, October 30, 2015

9 Tips for How to Present While Seated

Check out my recent post on the Constant Contact Community blog: 

I still believe that standing up while teaching and presenting is a good idea.... However, sometimes it's not practical to stand up while presenting due to factors such as room constraints, organizational culture and the short duration of the presentation.  So if you must give a presentation while seated, here are 9 tips to help you present successful. 

Read them here: https://community.constantcontact.com/t5/Member-Blog-Marketing/9-Tips-for-How-to-Present-While-Seated/ba-p/263517