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:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

7 Steps to Successful Storytelling

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

Relevant and engaging stories can be a compelling part of your presentation – whether you are presenting at a board meeting or an industry conference or having a conversation at a networking event.

Read the post for the 7 steps to follow to make your storytelling successful:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Client Testimonial for Gilda Bonanno

Educational and entertaining
"Congratulations on the excellent presentation given at the SNEC conference. Presentation skills are so basic to what a project manager does it continues to amaze me that there is so little emphasis on such a critical PM tool. Your presentation was very entertaining as well as educational - the best kind! Thank you for your excellent contribution to the conference attendees."
Dick Kennedy, Director of Corporate Sponsorship, PMI Central Mass 

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Last Chance to Register for Women's Business Development Council Business Breakfast 10/23

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. 

Individual tickets limited - please visit  

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

How to Analyze Your Audience Before Presenting

by Gilda Bonanno LLC 
Before presenting, gather as much information 
as you can about your audience:

Number of people in the audience:
What do you know about them?
Keywords that are important to this audience:
Possible audience questions:
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Friday, October 16, 2015

Gilda's Coaching Helps Author Improve Presentations During Book Tour

Gilda Bonanno LLC Presentation Skills Coaching Case Study

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

Case Study #2: Consultant and author improves his presentation skills to better engage the audience on his book tour and during workshops to promote his business

Background: A consultant and author who markets consulting, coaching and workshops to equity research analysts wanted to become more comfortable speaking on his book tour and to promote his services.

Coaching: He sent me the video of an educational workshop he presented to potential clients. Over the phone, we discussed how he could improve, referring to specific moments in the video that we were both watching.

He changed how he explained his background so he could better leverage his Wall Street experience.  I suggested strategies such as  using a remote to advance the slides so he could get out from behind the lectern and connect to the audience.  We redesigned the exercise he used during the workshop to clarify the goals and directions.

Results: Implementing the changes I recommended, he became more confident and more successful at using speaking opportunities to communicate his expertise and sell his consulting, coaching and workshops.

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

Presentation Skills Coaching with Gilda Bonanno LLC