Bolder Young Professionals Lunch and Learn
Getting Beyond the Elevator Pitch
When: Wednesday, April 4, 11:30-noon (networking), noon-1 (presentation)
Where: Rio Grande Mexican Restauraunt, 1101 Walnut St
Cost: $20, includes lunch, presentation and networking opportunity
The art of the elevator pitch is an essential tool for anyone hoping to build their network and business. We’ve seen how even the best career professionals will struggle with their own story! “So, what do you do?” With everyone you meet, you want people to leave the conversation thinking, “Oh, they sound interesting!” or “I could hire them!” But how do you engage in the conversation and make sure you don't deliver a response that is boring, lackluster and/or uninviting? Kendra Prospero will share years of expertise, exercises, and tips to help you implement successful networking strategies. Learn how to present yourself in a special and unique way that is also quick and concise. It’s the art of being real about what you do and love. You never know who is standing in line next to you.
• Why you should network,
• How to craft & practice your pitch: Be cool, smart & focused,
• Essentials of putting together a networking project plan,
• Leveraging the power of who you know, and
• How to use your network to make connections.
About Kendra Prospero:
We give up the best hours of our days and the best years of our lives for work, and we should (can) love every minute. Kendra Prospero founded Turning the Corner in 2011 to help people connect to work they love and to end suffering in the workplace. She helps companies fully support their employees and helps individuals find jobs they are passionate about. Kendra believes that people who love their jobs are happier, more productive, easier to manage, and are all around better workers. Turning the Corner helps people and businesses transform the way they think and feel about work.
Before founding Turning the Corner, Kendra spent many years searching for her own true career passion. She went to college with the hope of becoming a musician and ended up focusing in computer coding instead. She worked for many years as a Project Manager for IBM, but felt she was struggling in a career that left her dying on the vine. After developing her own process, she discovered she has a true gift for helping other people identify their strengths and passions in the workplace. Turning the Corner is a result of her following her own passions to help others as the CEO and Founder of one of the few firms in the nation that supports both job seekers and businesses.
As a member of the National Speaker's Association, she has delivered hundreds of presentations to corporate executives, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and job seekers from national corporations including Google, Galvanize, Boomtown, SurveyGizmo, and Door to Door Organics. Recently nominated for Outstanding Women in Business and one of the best and brightest leaders in Colorado, everyone has benefited from her passionate and pioneering approach. Kendra continues to inspire the workforce and keeps employee engagement at the forefront of growing organizations presenting at various venues such as Business Chambers, Economic Councils, Workforce Centers, Universities, Start-Up Communities, Professional Associations, Company Conferences, Training Sessions, Job Search Meetups, and more. She loves helping people get results, leading her team to greater places, and challenging us all to change the world one person at a time.