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Speaking With Influence

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In this episode Catherine Mowbray-Lorenz of CML International and Debra Simpson, Speakers Guild USA, share what type of collateral material a professional speaker needs to market themselves to meeting and event planners. One of the items a speaker needs, besides a speaker one sheet, is a sizzle video reel.

Catherine started her speaking career early. To overcome her innate shyness, at age 15, she enrolled in competitive speech classes at her high school, winning awards of distinction and continued competing into her college years.

From Singapore to South Africa to San Diego, Catherine has worked with motivated professionals, enhancing communication, igniting confidence and developing competence. Her distinctive background and travel to 67 countries has provided her with a unique foundation to provide specialized, targeted training with her executive programs in presentation skills, cross-cultural understanding, international business etiquette.

Debra Simpson is the epitome of an early adopter of technology. In fact, her fingers were flying across her first computer, a TRS-80 from Radio Shack in 1985 when the world wide web was still an international bulletin board!

When Debra started publishing a small business newspaper in North San Diego County, she recognized the value of building community by offering her members the opportunity to write for the paper. As web 2.0 emerged, Deb was at the forefront of creating engagement and content for a designated community of small business owners.

Working in the ever-changing tech world has taught Deb to understand its underlying theory. This practical approach makes her an easy-to-understand (and follow!) speaker at expos, small business conferences, and webinar presentations.