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Upcoming Lecture



Speakers: Maria Guida
Date: Saturday,  October 25, 2008, 2:00 pm-4 pm

Public Speaking Techniques:

How to Persuade and Inspire Your
American Audience


       Maria Guida


Regardless of who you are and what type of job you currently have or plan to have, there's a good chance that one day you will be required to make a speech in public. It may be a presentation for your colleagues. It may be a toast at your best friend's wedding. It may be a statement at a community meeting. Whatever the purpose, you need to be prepared for that day.


A Harvard Business School study has shown that 93% of the success of business speaking is based upon the speaker's visual and vocal impression; content constitutes only 7% of the impact that speakers make on the listener.


To this end, the Renwen Society at China Institute is presenting a seminar by Maria Guida, President of Successful Speaker, Inc., on Oct. 25, 2008 on the enhancement of public speaking skills. Maria will show you how you can apply techniques that professionals use in order to deliver your message with poise, passion, and persuasive power -- in the office, boardroom, courtroom, classroom, or media. Learn how to inspire belief in the minds and hearts of your clients, colleagues, and friends. This interactive and dynamic seminar will give you opportunity to use your own creativity for in-session practice -- an informative and highly enjoyable event.


Maria Guida, President of Successful Speaker, Inc., has improved performance at some of the world's premier organizations, including JPMorgan Chase, Shearman and Sterling, and NYSE Euronext. As a university professor, she taught speaking skills to business professionals and Ph.D.
candidates from China and the U.S. For many years, Maria worked as a professional actor on Broadway and television and was a principal spokesperson on national TV commercials. For more information about Maria and her company, please visit


Free admissions, but advance registration is required. To register online, please fill out the following form. To register by phone, please call 212-744-8181, ext. 142.

Location: China Institute, 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021


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