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"Maria demonstrates the very essence of connection. She will transform your ability to communicate with power and grace."

Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE

Speaker Hall of Fame, 2005 Recipient of Cavett Award

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All programs are custom-designed to meet your needs.

Executive Presence: Speak with Persuasive Power and Build Your Brand

  • Improve communication and credibility: be confident, clear, and concise
  • Increase listener engagement with vocal/physical command and gravitas
  • Boost your power to influence: speak with authority, authenticity, and approachability

From Broadway to Business: Lessons From the Stage for Leadership Presence

  • Increase your commitment and flexibility; build trust
  • Become more decisive and let go of perfectionism
  • Improve your competitive edge as a leader and strategic business partner

“Maria demonstrates the very essence of connection. She will transform your ability to communicate with
power and grace.”

Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE

Speaker Hall of Fame, 2005 Recipient of Cavett Award

Power Storytelling for Better Buy-In

  • Have more resonance: improve your focus and delivery style
  • Increase rapport by building empathy
  • Get remembered; get listeners to take action faster

Maximize Teamwork and Innovative Thinking

  • Increase collaboration and productivity with improv and the “yes and” mindset
  • Improve emotional intelligence: be “in the moment”, become more observant, and “read” your audience
  • Have more innovative problem-solving: enhance creativity and imagination
  • Meet stakeholders’ changing needs: think quickly on your feet

“Maria Guida is a talented and entertaining speaker who gave a superb presentation to members of the Foreign
Press Association. She is innovative in her approach, offering valuable ideas with insightful suggestions
for speaking persuasively and projecting the best professional image, even in the toughest business situations.
Our members gained a great deal from her expertise and her own highly effective speaking style.”
David P. Michaels, President; Foreign Press Association

Presentations

Financial Leadership Summit (Financial Executives International)
National Speakers Association Annual Convention
New York City Bar Association
Meeting Professionals International, World Education Conference
Foreign Press Association
Financial Executives Group
Project Management Institute
Society for HR Management Conference
New York County Lawyers Association
New York Academy of Medicine
Global Bank Human Resources Forum
NY Software Industry Association
NY Multicultural Expo
NJ Pharmacists Association Convention
Association of Corporate Counsel
NY Society of Association Executives
American Society of Training & Development
NY Celebrity Assistants
Westchester Women’s Bar Association
Toastmasters District 46 Fall Conference
Association of Legal Administrators
Citigroup Gold Affluent Group
NY Concierge Association
NY Realtors Association
Lee Hecht Harrison
Drake Beam Morin Senior Executive Forum
Cornell University Alumni; Industrial & Labor Relations
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
YALE WOMEN NYC
Baruch College MBA Program
NY Library of Science, Business & Industry
BOCES Adult Learning Conference
Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Signature Networking Group
Brazil Chamber of Commerce
Mexico-US Chamber of Commerce
Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

“Maria’s interactive keynote address for our annual convention was insightful, stimulating, and
highly enjoyable. She provided invaluable advice, helping our pharmacists communicate with
patients in a way that optimizes medication therapy.”
Linda Gooen, Past President and Chair
NJ Pharmacists Association
“Maria gave us practical advice about how to become better speakers and tailored her presentation
for our healthcare professionals. She practices what she preaches: her presence is compelling;
her message is information and succinct. Our members learned techniques that will calm their
nerves and put them confidently in charge of their business speaking.”
Rick Ziehler, Director
New York Academy of Medicine

Maria Guida Speaking at Yale

“Maria’s presentation for the Cornell University ILR School’s Alumni Association was useful, interesting and
enjoyable. Our members in healthcare, law, HR, and financial services are now using her techniques with great results.”
Joseph Cartafalsa, Esq. and Chair
Cornell University ILR Alumni Assoc.
“Maria is the epitome of a practiced, professional, and poised presenter.”
Melissa Shumer, Chair
Toastmasters District 46 Conference
“Maria Guida’s presentation to the Westchester Women’s Bar Association was lively and interesting and gave us
a new way to approach public speaking.”
Dawn K. Arnold, Esq. & President
Westchester Women’s Bar Association
“Maria Guida helped us prepare our graduate students with insight and tools for success in leadership and personal
branding. Her presentation was a huge success, and we hope to tap her talents again soon.”
Carol Lancaster, Dean
Georgetown Univ. School of Foreign Service
“I love Maria’s boundless energy and passion for speaking. Her presentation at Morgan Stanley was informative,
empowering, and fun!”
Ruth Brayer, President
Brayer Handwriting International
“Maria’s dynamic keynote fully engaged our audience. Her presentation met our educational needs, provided comedic
relief, and left us wanting more!”
Stephanie Engelmann, Chair
BOCES Adult Learning 2011 Conference

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