I was shy! You would never guess this, but I used to be shy. Butterflies in my stomach and the feeling that I could get sick was overwhelming. In college, after joining, INROADS, an organization whose mission was to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership, I had no choice but to speak. By having an internship at UNISYS Corporation, accompanied by a rigorous career development training process, performing community service projects and leadership activities, attending regularly scheduled training and coaching sessions, and maintaining high grades, I was transforming and learned to love the stage.
How far I've come Today, I enjoy presenting in front of audiences and sharing my expertise. Whether it is discussing social media, or how to reach the Hispanic/Latino market, or presenting a how to workshop, I am in my zone and can talk for hours. The feeling I receive when I am thanked or asked for more information after workshops or conferences reminds me of my beginnings and how far I've come. I've presented to intimate crowds as well as rooms with many hundreds of attendees throughout my career.
Booking and Speaking Engagements See where HOLA: Helping Organizations Leverage Audiences has been active, conducting presentations, moderating panels, and forming collaborations. To book a speaking engagement or presentation or to discuss collaborations, email: ContactUs@HOLALetsConnect.com.