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    NAWBO Ventura County hosts “Speaking Up for Change”

    Ventura County, CA ­ The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO VC), knowing that maintaining and growing your business is now more than important than ever, continues to bring our community informative and educational programming in a virtual environment.

    On May 12th from 6pm to 8pm, NAWBO VC with support from Chase Bank and Coverly Professional Services, Inc. will host via Zoom, “Speaking Up for Change – Engage, Inspire & Transform Your Audiences,” presented by speaking coach Lisa Braithwaite, M.A. Tickets are just $20 for all who register at

    This virtual session isn’t about what to do with your hands, how to make eye contact, how to stop saying “um,” or how to get over speaking anxiety. Rather, learn how to move your audiences, even one-on-one interactions, into action by making an impact on people through engagement and connection. Notes Braithwaite, “The fundamentals of helping people to take action on your message haven’t changed, even while doing it virtually. In fact, it’s more important than ever to speak confidently and in a way that engages your audience as we deliver our messages through a computer screen.”

    This session is perfect for all women in business, who must learn to leverage the powerful tool of her own voice as a way to deliver a meaningful and memorable experience, whether for an audience or during interpersonal interactions. Being a proficient communicator and speaker can help you to grow your business in a way that engages and inspires your audience into action. Join us and learn how to leverage speaking to:

    • Reach your ideal clients
    • Bring transformation to your audience
    • Bring more visibility and credibility to you and your business

    Our Speaker: Lisa Braithwaite, M.A. is on a mission to help purpose-driven business and nonprofit leaders deliver meaningful and memorable experiences for their audiences by ditching perfection and creating connection. She’s a speaking coach, trainer, and author of “Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection.” Lisa mentors entrepreneurs and professionals to promote and grow their organizations through speaking. Her approach to public speaking is influenced by her theater and education degrees, and 16 years providing community outreach, advocacy, and training in the nonprofit sector before starting her business in 2005. Lisa’s counts amount her clients, Microsoft, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and UC Santa Barbara. She’s been interviewed for her public speaking perspective and expertise by the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, among numerous blogs and podcasts.

    NAWBO Ventura County – Established in 1996, NAWBO Ventura County (NAWBO VC) has been furthering the aspirations of our growing community of women business owners throughout the county for over 23 years. The chapter serves women business owners from the west end of the county, including Ventura, Oxnard, Ojai, and throughout the Conejo Valley, to Simi Valley, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. In addition to monthly meetings featuring instructive speakers and dynamic panelists speaking on timely topics vital to the growth and success of women business owners, the chapter takes an active role in supporting favorable business legislation through a state-wide public policy forum. The national organization, NAWBO, has over 80 chapters across the United States with 11 chapters in California. Membership is open to women solopreneurs, small to mid-size business owners, partners, corporate owners, and female nonprofit founders and executives, as well as those companies that support women-owned businesses. Learn more:



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