Own the Room – How to Exude Executive Presence

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Jacquelyn Adams


Even though many people are afraid of public speaking, effective communication is a key skill in business. A successful presentation can be a career-defining moment. Presentations give peers and business leaders an opportunity to understand your work and promote your efforts. In this hour long webinar, Jacquelyn provides a series of tips and tricks, emphasizing practical techniques so you can give a powerful presentation. Learn what to do if you’re asked to give a speech at the last minute, how to effectively use questions in a presentation, and how to create a memorable ending. Along the way, you’ll also discover how to project confidence, take questions, and develop the creative story that adds life to a speech.

Topics include:

  • Identify your audience’s demographic
  • Start with a solid opening
  • Demonstrate effective body language
  • Engaging with the audience
  • Describe common presentation mistakes
  • Speaking naturally and confidently
  • Identify the components of a great presentation

About The Presenter

Jacquelyn Adams earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She is the founder of Ristole, an engineering consulting company which transforms corporations through employee development and organizational change management. As an IEEE senior member, Jacquelyn serves as the Vice-Chair of IEEE’s Continuing Education program. For her professional achievements, she has received local and national recognition including “Top 40 Under 40”, “Outstanding Young Alumni”,  and “Outstanding Women in Business.” Jacquelyn writes a column for IEEE-USA InSight called “Lessons on Leadership” in which she shares leadership hacks based on her experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer, corporate engineering trainer, and entrepreneur.

Earn PDH Credits

U.S. IEEE members who have participated in an IEEE-USA Webinar can earn professional development hours (PDHs) from IEEE’s Educational Activities Department by clicking here to request a certificate.*

*Please allow 7-10 days to receive a certificate.

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