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why BOOK maria
Wouldn’t you love to find someone with just the right expertise and personality? Someone who is a sure thing and will help you deliver a remarkable event? Look no further.
Maria is the go-to expert for speaking with purpose, presence, and power. A seasoned leader and professional, Maria brings over 20 years of corporate training, know-how as an entrepreneur, and a lifetime performing as a musician and singer.
Audiences are drawn in by her fun, upbeat style as she shares her insights and compelling stories.
Whatever the challenge, Maria has been there, and she loves to lift up audiences and watch them buzz with excitement and confidence as they learn how to show up, speak, and influence with ease.
With Maria as your speaker, your audience will feel energized and understood, as well as equipped to take on the world. Reach out to inquire or Check Maria’s Availability.
MOST REQUESTED talks
Delivered as Keynotes or Breakouts
- Speak Like a Pro and Watch Your Money Grow
This talk is designed for marketing and sales professionals, attorneys, business owners, association leaders, and entrepreneurs to gain that elusive extra edge. Audiences will learn to cut through all the noise and stand out by speaking with impact. Speaking and communication is the most effective way to market and grow a business. This talk provides the secrets to engage an audience of 1 or 1000 with confidence and credibility, and monetize the core message to bring in more of the right clients.
- No Networking Allowed!
This session helps leaders and high level service professionals build, leverage and maintain their network, which is the primary framework in which speaking and presence leads to results. Networking is simply building genuine relationships. Audience members will learn how to introduce themselves and work a room (without “working the room”). They will understand how to develop language, mindset and techniques that build rapport and bring in more of the right clients.
- Leadership Presence: The 5 Secrets to Show Up and Shine
In this session, audiences gain insight into the special sauce that can propel them forward. They will learn how to speak, carry themselves, and influence others so they can move ahead in their business or career. Connect with stakeholders, prospects, or colleagues in a way that is professional but warm, credible but relatable, and confident but not aggressive or arrogant. They will learn how body language, conversation, and confident energy can help them leapfrog to higher levels of success.
- A/V Needs: Maria uses a slide deck and requests a projector and screen. A lavaliere microphone is preferred, but a wireless handheld can work.
- Arrival: Maria will arrive at least 45 minutes prior to presentation start time to test A/V, set up display table with books (if applicable), and ensure any handouts are distributed.
- Book Signing: If you would like to include books for your attendees (discount for bulk orders), we recommend having a table in the back where attendees can have their book signed.
- Photos & Video: Photographs, audio recording and/or videotaping must be approved by Maria and all copies provided to her.
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