Entrepreneurs Roundtable


Speak with the Poise, Passion, and Persuasive Power of a Broadway Actor

Featuring Maria Guida


Thursday, February 21, 2013
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Question and Answer Period

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
31 West 52nd Street, 24th Floor
New York City

Fee: NAWBO-NYC Member: $20 / Non-Member: $35
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Whenever you speak for business, you are on stage. In this presentation, executive coach and Broadway actor Maria Guida will share acting techniques and performance skills to help you build your credibility and persuade your business listeners. You’ll learn how to command attention by using vocal performance and demeanor strategically to project authority, authenticity, and approachability when you give your elevator speech; present your proposals during sales calls and while making presentations; and speak with senior management. Maria includes powerful speaking strategies to help women get heard and get respect. Discover how you can take the stage and project the image you desire, to grow your business and increase sales.

Maria Guida is an executive speaking strategist at Fortune 500 companies, Broadway actor, and corporate and television spokesperson. With her experience as an actor on stage, television, and film (working with Paul Newman, James Earl Jones, and Kevin Kline), Maria helps business professionals build credibility by speaking with the poise, passion, and persuasive power of a Broadway actor. She has improved executive performance at some of the world’s premier organizations, includingJohnson & Johnson, American Express, Shearman & Sterling, and Chubb Corporation. She has also coached celebrities, TV newscasters, attorneys, and business owners. Maria is a member of the National Speakers Association, has been a spokesperson on dozens of television and radio commercials, and has delivered keynote addresses for many organizations, including the New Jersey Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the Foreign Press Association. To learn more about Maria, please click here.

This event is hosted by Kate K. Waters, CFP®, CPM ®, Vice President-Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.