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February 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Arlington Economic Development
1100 North Glebe Road Suite 1500 Arlington
Virginia 22201
$20 for WNG Members $30 for Non-Members (early-bird rate); $40 after Saturday, January 26.


Every time you speak in public, you have an opportunity to build a relationship of trust with your audience. In this interactive session, learn critical speaking skills that will transform how you connect with others, from a one-on-one conversation with a new client to a presentation at a conference. You will learn the most important question to ask yourself before you speak, how to make your words come alive, and how to calm your nerves while speaking. You’ll leave the session with actionable tools that you can immediately use to speak with confidence and authenticity in your next conference call, meeting, pitch, or presentation.

About Our Presenter:

Allison Shapira is an opera singer turned entrepreneur. She is the CEO/Founder of Global Public Speaking LLC, a communication training firm that helps people speak clearly, concisely, and confidently. She teaches public speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School and has spent the last 15 years working with Fortune 50 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. She has assembled a world-class team of public speaking experts who help professionals build their public speaking and presentation skills, executive presence, and media skills.

Allison works with global brands as a highly-rated speaker, trainer, and executive communication coach. She also travels around the world with the nonprofit Vital Voices Global Partnership, helping women leaders grow their business, run for office, or launch a non-profit organization. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and is an internationally-renowned singer/songwriter who uses music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak. She speaks Italian and Hebrew, has studied 8 other languages, and has led programs on site in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.