Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Marketing Maven Public Relations’ Human Resources Generalist, Elicia Hildreth, and Hispanic Media Manager, Mari Escamilla, hosted an interactive workshop titled “Talk the Talk: How to Be a Better Speaker” on April 9, 2013 from 9:15AM to 11:15AM. This workshop is one in a series held in collaboration with the Health Careers Program at St. Mary’s Academy and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Healthy Ties Program. This unique program provides mentorship opportunities and professional development workshops for high school seniors to link young women with professional women mentors to help prepare them for the workforce.
During this workshop, Hildreth established the importance of building self-confidence through public speaking by outlining the foundational skills necessary for individuals to succeed in a diverse array of careers. By using speaking activities such as impromptu timed speaking on an unknown topic and speaking in groups on a common topic, Hildreth provided an experiential understanding of common public speaking situations.
Escamilla shared her own experience of learning to understand English nuances and communicate properly while growing up in a bilingual household. She reviewed the hurdles she faced and helped students through her own anecdotal experience by posing self-reflective questions: what is your strong point? How can you turn your weakness into a strength? What do you feel most passionately about? What skills can you draw on to strengthen your public speaking skills?
Hildreth and Escamilla also covered the fundamentals of being a better public speaker to help the girls of St. Mary’s Academy build self-confidence and experience. “The number of professional women is continuing to increase and it’s important that they enter the workplace with the self-confidence to present themselves as leaders,” said Hildreth. “To be successful, one must possess the communication skills and strategies that are essential to success. It was a pleasure to work with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and St. Mary’s Academy students and I look forward to seeing these strong women continue to succeed.”
Hildreth’s human resources experience, along with her Board of Directors position for the non-profit organization, Women of Substance & Men of Honor, Inc., provides her with the tools and experience to inspire and engage an audience.
Escamilla recently positioned herself as a thought leader as a moderator of a panel about changing DRTV marketing tactics when reaching the Hispanic demographic at the Electronic Retailing Association’s Direct to Consumer trade show. Escamilla continues to solidify herself a thought leader by sharing her insight as a speaker at the 2013 Great Ideas Summit in Miami. Escamilla was nominated for the 2012 Latino Business Award and recognized by Latino American Who’s Who.
For more information about Hildreth, Escamilla and Marketing Maven Public Relations, please visit http://www.marketingmavenpr.com.
To learn more about the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, please visit http://www.chla.org.
About Marketing Maven Public Relations, Inc.
Bicoastal PR firm, Marketing Maven Public Relations, Inc. is an innovative and exclusive public relations agency that under promises and over performs. Founded by Lindsey Carnett in 2009, the agency specializes in lifestyle and consumer products, companies and events. Additional services include hospitality and gaming PR, social media campaigns, reputation management, direct response marketing, SEO, celebrity gifting and Spanish media relations. Marketing Maven Public Relations, Inc. develops newsworthy mainstream issues relevant to the clients’ product or service. With offices in New York, the agency then creates media interest and delivers the clients’ message to the masses, creating a demand from the target demographic.
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