What you will learn:

Now more than ever, virtual visibility is of crucial importance. This workshop will help you sharpen your virtual presentation skills. Putting your best self forward in the virtual space is something many people overlook but it is something that makes a huge impact. Whether you are interviewing for a new job, or trying to move forward in your career, the virtual space is now an important tool in helping us achieve success.
The session will explore best practices for connecting to and engaging any audience regardless of topic. Confidence, vocalization, persona, and presentation tools will all be discussed. Ultimately, the session will help participants lay the groundwork for positive, uplifting, and impactful virtual speaking.

Objectives of the session are...
• Develop basic concepts of audience engagement
• Explore techniques in finding confidence
• Focus on positive messaging
• Make an impact
• Speaking on camera
• Discuss presentation tools and techniques
• Useful screen sharing

About the instructor:

Gearah is a nationally-recognized inclusion and diversity consultant and LGBTQ+ subject matter expert who works tirelessly to focus on and illuminate the importance of discussing topics of race, gender, ethnicity, age, equity, disability, acceptance, and understanding. Her transgender life experience and people-first attitude encourage a positive learning environment that opens hearts and minds. Gearah is warm, approachable, engaging and always finds ways to bring people together.

A main focus of her work involves training within businesses, organizations, government agencies, hospital networks, law-enforcement personnel, and schools. Her training curriculum employs best practices as outlined in the WPATH Standards of Care and HRC's Corporate Equality Index.

Gearah employs techniques and practical advice that keep heavy corporate language out of the Inclusion & Diversity conversation. Most experts can cover the touch-points with measurable data sets and parameters, but can they have real conversations that will change the way people see and implement inclusive behaviors, policies, and procedures? Inclusion starts with honest conversations and Gearah is an expert at leading the type of conversations that quickly bring positive and lasting results.

Gearah is frequently quoted in the media supporting the narrative of accepting and protecting people who identify within the LGBTQ community. Over the last several years, her visibility has reached millions of people around the world. She has been featured in influential national media including: the TODAY show; The New York Times; Rolling Stone; NBC and CBS national news; Axios; The Chicago Tribune; NPR, and many other outlets. Gearah is often invited to speak at professional conferences, universities, and schools.

She is also co-founder of The GenderCool Project, www.gendercool.org, a national storytelling campaign that showcases successful and talented young people who identify as transgender and non-binary. GenderCool is empowering the world to see diversity as positive and important. Gearah is committed to bringing positivity and visibility to your diversity and inclusion approach.
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Suggested Length60 min
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