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Sally Williamson

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"Out of 30 years of attending various workshops etc... This was easily in the top 1%."

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Why you should book speaker Sally Williamson

  •  She is Experienced. Sally has seen it all! After working with thousands of managers and executives from various industries for over thirty years, Sally can confidently tailor an engagement for any industry.
  • She is Engaging. Sally knows that no two people learn the same way, so she and her team design every program to combine real industry scenarios with fast-paced engaging exercises that build confidence and credibility.
  • She is Effective. Sally has led over 2,000 programs, and that number continues to climb every day. From small businesses and startups to Fortune 100 companies, managers and senior leaders alike trust Sally to help them reach their communication goals and have fun doing so!

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Keynote Speaker Sally Williamson has been a communications consultant for over 30 years. As founder of Sally Williamson & Associates, she has a whole team of engaging communication experts excited to help her create custom communication programs for individuals and teams. Whether you have a team of new managers who are learning how to lead executive conversations or experienced executives who want to better engage and motivate across their organizations, Sally can help!

Why you should book speaker Sally Williamson

  •  She is Experienced. Sally has seen it all! After working with thousands of managers and executives from various industries for over thirty years, Sally can confidently tailor an engagement for any industry.
  • She is Engaging. Sally knows that no two people learn the same way, so she and her team design every program to combine real industry scenarios with fast-paced engaging exercises that build confidence and credibility.
  • She is Effective. Sally has led over 2,000 programs, and that number continues to climb every day. From small businesses and startups to Fortune 100 companies, managers and senior leaders alike trust Sally to help them reach their communication goals and have fun doing so!

 

For more than three decades, speaker Sally Williamson has coached C-level executives, taught workshops for mid-level managers, and created leadership development programs for high-potential employees. She is a recognized expert on Executive Presence and published her first book, “The Hidden Factor: Executive Presence,” in 2011. In 2014, Sally authored her second book, “Leading Executive Conversations: Be Confident. Be Compelling. Be Concise.” “Storylines & Storytelling: What They Remember and Repeat,” Sally’s most recent book, was published in 2018. Moreover, Sally is also the host of “What’s Your Story?” a podcast that takes a look at how storytelling is used across successful businesses.

Her organization, Sally Williamson & Associates works with Fortune 500 companies to develop leaders at all levels and to strengthen communication influence and impact across an organization. This is done through training programs and coaching that builds on two fundamental components of effective communication – content and style.

As a speaker Sally Williamson’s expertise is spoken communications, and her passion is helping leaders at all levels become compelling communicators. Some of the topics Sally has helped clients master include personal brand and impressions, executive presence, storyline and message development, executive visibility and conversations, storytelling, building credibility with the media, delivering effective feedback, team influence and motivation, and transition and change management.

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Storylines & Storytelling: What They Remember and Repeat

Everyone is a storyteller whether you’re on stage, across a conference table or on a video conference.  Impactful presentations leverage the power of story lines to reach a objective. Start with a compelling message, and then develop a story line that proves it out.  A good story line is the framework for communication or the flow of ideas.

  • Introducing the core concepts of effective storytelling
  • Starting the story line on how to craft a compelling message, focusing on the importance of stories and how to effectively use them to support the story line.
  • Lastly, the importance of being a compelling communicator for your own personal success.

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Executive Presence for Women: Presenting the Best of You

Presence isn’t something you give yourself, but rather earned from those around you who come to respect your right to speak and ability to lead.  It is a combination of attitudes that present a sense of confidence, competence, commitment and authenticity.

Within the first seven seconds of contact, people form up to eleven impressions of a communicator.  This means, your personal style says more about your confidence, credibility and comfort than your words do.  Make deliberate choices that impact initial impressions

  • Designed for professional female audience and will focus on the communication challenges in gaining credibility, connection and balancing the listener’s perspective
  • Female audience members that focuses on challenges that exist in professional settings
  • Identifying the different communications of men and women
  • Offering suggestions for creating positive impact with your personal style

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Mastering Executive Presence

Defining executive presence may be a gray area for many, it is the essence of leadership. It isn’t a technique, but an embedded skill that becomes a personal trait and gives you power and influence over others. An executive with a presence command the room, projects the message and pulls you into their beliefs.

  • Raise awareness of impression and the intentional choices that people make to strengthen their brand and their ability to influence any audience.
  • Videotaped exercises and coaching, participants gain a greater awareness of their current habits and explore new choices that strengthen physical impressions, personal energy and involvement, and the ability to leverage confidence and commitment to engage any listener.
  • Capturing video-guided reminders behind each audience members exercise so that the participants leave with a tool that helps them visualize and internalize coaching on a consistent basis.

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Leading Executive Conversations: Be Confident, Be Concise and Be Compelling

Research has shown that executive evaluate conversations based on two things: Are you credible and confident? and can you solve a business need?  An exectuive wants to know the bottom-line benefit or decision.  Leading conversations means crafting a message that drives an action or ask from the executive and a measurable impact for the business.

  • Speaker Sally Williamson shows you how to answer both expectations by sharing data points from executives about what they value most in conversations and what usually goes wrong
  • Demonstrating how to craft a compelling message that captures their attention and quite often, their approval or buy-in.

     

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The Power of Impressions with Sally Williamson

Watch this inspiring video by speaker Sally Williamson where she talks about the Power of Impressions!

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"The video sessions really challenged me. I appreciate the feedback and have already used the funnel structure to organize a presentation I gave this week. So glad I got the opportunity to take the course."

Kaiser Permanente: Leading Executive Conversations

"This by far has been one of the best self development classes I've taken. The material was clear and the facilities were excellent. I truly appreciate what I walked away with!"

Norwegian Cruise Line: Mastering Executive Presence

"I had an opportunity to do a presentation today, one day after the workshop. I was given feedback that it was my best presentation to date. PROGRESS!"

Delta Airlines: Mastering Executive Presence

"Out of 30 years of attending various workshops etc... This was easily in the top 1%."

NCR: Connecting Stories to Storylines
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5 out of 5 stars

"Out of 30 years of attending various workshops etc... This was easily in the top 1%."

NCR: Connecting Stories to Storylines See all references

Keynote topics with Sally Williamson