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Communications Day

Come for the whole day or drop in just for the sessions that interest you.

August 19, 2022 (Fri)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dragados USA (Costa Mesa, CA)

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Networking

9-10:15 Curing “Death by PowerPoint” for Online or In-Person Meetings

All professionals must be effective presenters to be successful, with the team, with prospective clients, or in front of a large audience. Are you and your colleagues being clear, concise, and convincing? Whether you want to gain some tips about how to make a winning speech or to communicate ideas better during everyday interactions, this is a session that you don’t want to miss. You’ll learn what you can do immediately to dramatically increase your presentation and public speaking skills.

10:30-11:30 Elevator Pitching and Self Introductions

“What do you do?” That’s a question we have all surely had to answer countless times. Does your answer open the door to new business and relationships? Does it encourage discussion or shut it down? Whatever line of work you are in, every meeting is a potential opportunity to learn, connect and expand your contacts. In this session, we will give you the tools to develop answers to maximize opportunities, whenever meeting
someone new.

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-1:00  The Power of Mentoring

Have you ever had a mentor? How has that shaped who you are, and how can you be that person for others? This session covers the ways you can be most effective in mentoring, even if it feels like you don’t have time. And if you don’t currently have a mentor, how do you find the right one? Mentoring is critical in today’s environment, especially when it comes to retention. Let’s talk about it.
someone new.

1:15-2:30 Assertive Communication for Women in Construction

Why do male and female communication styles differ and how does that impact women in the workplace? What messages are we sending to colleagues unintentionally and are there opportunities to be more intentional and direct? Find out how you can be more assertive at work, at home and even in your personal relationships.

2:45-4:00 Curing “Death by PowerPoint” for Online or In-Person Meetings

Same as morning session.

Pricing: Three or more sessions are $129 per member/$159 per non-member, two sessions are $89 per member/$109 per non-member, one session is $69 per member/$89 per non-member.

Join us at 555 Anton Blvd., Suite 1000 Costa Mesa, CA 92627, and you must register in advance.

About the Instructors

Deborah Ostreicher
Deborah Ostreicher, Owner (Distinguished Communications)

Deborah Ostreicher has over 25 years of experience in doing business around the globe, holding leadership positions in various organizations from high-tech and aviation to tourism and non-profits. Her career took her overseas for a decade before returning to the US as her base. She credits much of her success to her ability to communicate.

Now she is sharing her secrets with you as a professional speech and leadership communications coach. Hundreds of clients sing her praises and point to her training as key to their professional growth. As a former airport executive, she sat on the other side of the table during countless project interviews, so she knows what it takes to get the win.

Performing in public from the age of five as a musician and dancer led her to winning roles in musical theatre and comedy. She earned her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park; her MBA in International Business at the American University, Washington, D.C. and her certificate in Leadership Communications from Harvard University, Cambridge.

​She created Distinguished Communications to empower individuals, teams and companies through effective communication.

Stephanie Nowack
Stephanie Nowack, Trainer (Distinguished Communications)

Speak Clearly, Confidently, and with Compassion. This has been Stephanie’s mantra as a communications and marketing professional for more than 30 years. She has held leadership positions in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, namely Motorola, Bank of America and United Way. Most recently, she served as the President and CEO for the Tempe, Arizona Tourism Office. Additionally, she has served as faculty at Arizona State University where she has taught Special Events and Sports Tourism.

Stephanie has experience as a media spokesperson and has led numerous workshops and seminars for corporate and nonprofit boards of directors. Some of her most interesting and challenging assignments involved teaching crisis communication skills to a group of senior Motorola engineers and working on an international satellite program. She earned her undergraduate business degree from Colorado State University and her MBA from Arizona State University.

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