Monday, October 16, 2017

Gilda to Emcee Women's Business Development Council's 20th Anniversary Gala 10/20

Women’s Business Development Council 20th Anniversary Gala

Join the Women’s Business Development Council on Friday, October 20th to Celebrate and Support Women’s Economic Empowerment:
I'm excited once again to be serving as Emcee for this event!
Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
11:00 AM Registration, Networking and Raffle
12:00-2:30 Lunch and Awards Ceremony
Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Abby Kohnstamm, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Pitney Bowes

Dara Lamb, Founder and Designer, Dara Lamb Custom Clothing

20 for 20

A special tribute to the Women’s Business Development Council graduates of the last 20 years.
For information, please contact Alicia Kalish at

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Creating Online Courses - NSA CT 10/12/17

National Speakers Association - CT Chapter Meeting

10/12/17 Sylvie Di Giusto: Creating Online Courses – How to develop, market and sell cutting-edge e-Learning programs
Would you like to create a fun and valuable e-Learning program for your clients? Are you interested in a passive income model? Are you ready to learn the essential elements to make it happen? If you answered yes to these questions, make sure you don’t miss our upcoming chapter event with New York City based image consultant, trainer, author and e-Learning aficionado Sylvie di Giusto. 

In this session, Sylvie will showcase several ways how she incorporates e-Learning in her coaching and speaking business. You’ll walk away with plenty of ideas, tips, tools and techniques that will help you offer your own expertise online. You’ll be inspired how to make learning content more interactive and memorable with the many examples of learning units Sylvie will demonstrate live including text, pictures, videos, audios, quizzes, assignments, forum discussions or group work interactions. You will learn about different pricing models and you’ll understand how the quality of your e-Learning content defines its success or failure.

  • $25 for NSA-CT Professional members who have paid their annual BASIC dues
  • FREE for NSA-CT members with an All-Access Pass
  • $40 for guests
  • *ALL CHAPTER MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AT THE BEST WESTERN HOTEL, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT (Exit 12/I-91)
For more info or to register, visit

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gilda's interactive style & practical advice earn rave reviews

"After hearing Gilda's engaging presentation at SNEC-PMI's annual Conference, I immediately knew I wanted to invite her to share her wisdom with more of our Professional Development events.
Since then I've had the pleasure of hearing her speak as Conference keynote and at several Chapter meetings on a variety of insightful topics. Her most recent presentation for us, How to Communicate With Confidence, Competence and Composure, was interactive and full of specific ideas that people could put into practice to demonstrate their expertise, establish credibility and communicate as a leader. And Gilda was very comfortable handling audience questions.

We love having Gilda speak for us - her presentation style and content consistently receive rave reviews from our attendees and she imparts knowledge that can be put to immediate use. We can't wait to have her back!"
 - Mary Frances Gorgas PMP, Board of Directors, Professional Development, SNEC-PMI; Associate Director, Business Integration, Synapse Group, Inc. 

To find out more about having Gilda speak for your organization or association, visit

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tenor David Guzman & Pianist Natalia Katyukova in Concert 10/1 in Darien

Join us for an afternoon of music on Sunday, October 1 at 3:00PM featuring tenor, David Guzman, as he brings us Art Songs from Latin-America.  The program will feature selections from his latest CD recording (available at the concert), highlighting music from Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Cuba and his native Colombia. The unifying theme of love - both paternal and maternal, human and divine will be explored as it was expressed by the composers of the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.  

David's wife, Natalia Katyukova, assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and one of the most highly-regarded collaborators of her generation, will accompany at the piano.  

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Music Office at 655-3303, ext. 19
Location: St. Thomas More Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT 06820

Friday, September 22, 2017

Gilda Serves as Emcee for Manhattanville Leadership Summit

I was honored to serve as Emcee for the Manhattanville School of Business Women's Leadership Summit, sponsored by the Women's Leadership Institute.

Women from all professional backgrounds gathered for a day of education, professional development and networking.

Welcoming the audience in the historic chapel at Reid Castle

Introducing the panel of distinguished Manhattanville graduates

Concluding the day with a networking reception