Sunday, August 30, 2015

Be in the Moment

I was recently interviewed by Alan Stevens on The Media Coach Radio Show podcast. I had fun discussing how executives can learn to be in the moment and build better relationships.  

Listen to it here: 

My 5-minute interview begins around minute 2:00. 

(In addition to being a media coach and expert speaker, Alan is also past President of the Global Speakers Federation.)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Client Testimonial for Gilda Bonanno

Professional manner, calm presence and sense of humor
"Gilda Bonanno took me from A to Z in the process of preparing and delivering presentations.

Her professional manner, calm presence, sense of humor and encouragement helped me to overcome my fear of the public speaking experience. Gilda supported me through the planning, writing, visual, presenting and follow up segments. She provided a wealth of information and ideas - always keeping in mind not only my needs, but also those of my audience. It has been my pleasure to recommend Gilda to my peers because of the high quality of her service."
Ruth Ann DeSantis, Certified Life Coach

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

WBDC Announces Panelists for 14th Annual Business Breakfast 10/23/15

Women's Business Development Council (WBDC) 14th Annual Business Breakfast
Gender Diversity Drives Your Bottom Line

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:30 am
Stamford Hilton

Honoring Jill Hummel, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut President

This year’s panel will include:

  • Amanda Brown, Presidential appointee and Executive Director of the National Women's Business Council

  • Beverlee Dacey, President of Amodex, which manufactures ink and stain remover products sold globally

  • Angela Guzman, Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity at NBC Universal

  • Laura Taylor, Director, Procurement at Pitney Bowes

Moderating this year’s panel will be Susan Solovic, an entrepreneur and author of two best-selling books on women and business, as well as a regular contributor on national radio and television programs, including those on CNBC and MSNBC!

I am honored to be serving once again as Emcee for this event. 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Gilda's Coaching Helps Private Banker Get More Clients

Gilda Bonanno LLC Presentation Skills Coaching Case Study

How did Presentation Skills Coaching with Gilda Bonanno improve the client's condition?

Case Study #1: Private banker learns how to prepare and organize her material and improves the conversion of prospects into clients

Background: A private banker for a large investment firm felt like she was rambling and boring when she had to talk about herself in meetings with potential clients and explain how the firm’s products and services could help them build and preserve their wealth.

Coaching: During a few in-person coaching sessions, we discussed what was unique about her.  Together we developed the three key elements of her story: her many years of experience, her focus on customer service and the fact that the firm’s leaders respected her skills enough to invite her to be a wealth manager.  We practiced so she could share her story with confidence in a short amount of time and without rambling.

Results: Within a few weeks, she reported that planning and organizing what she wanted to say had boosted her confidence.  She could see her clients’ eyes light up when she hit her three points because they understood and connected with what she was saying.  As a result, she was more effective at converting prospects into clients and developing relationships with current clients.

Next Steps
Learn more about how Gilda's coaching can help you reach your goals - email Gilda today or call 203-979-5117.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Women's Business Development Council Annual Breakfast to Honor Jill Hummel

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Women’s Business Development  Council of Stamford will honor Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut President Jill R. Hummel at its 14th Annual WBDC Business Breakfast.
Recognized as one of the signature women’s business summits in Connecticut, WBDC’s Annual Business Breakfast will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 at the Stamford Hilton, 1 First Stamford Place, Stamford.
More than 650 entrepreneurs, industry and community leaders, as well as legislators from throughout Connecticut are expected to attend the event to hear experts discuss the topic of “How Supplier Diversity Drives Your Bottom Line” -- as well as honoring Hummel.
Read the rest of the article here:    - I am honored to once again serve as Emcee for this event.

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