Each year I coach two students in preparation for their acceptance speeches as participants in the FWA high school and college mentoring programs. Here are videos of their presentations.
“Diane, I want to thank you so so much for everything you’ve done in the past month. I have to admit that I was a bit scared to meet you and to delve into this but I’m so glad that I did. I feel like I’ve grown so much and my self esteem has really risen. This speech is what I would do if I ‘wasn’t afraid’ and I sincerely appreciate all the advice you gave me today and at our previous sessions about walking the line between leadership and aggressiveness for women. I feel like I’ve learnt from a master and public speaking will no longer scare me more than a 3 month trip across Asia-Europe!”
-Fang Fang Nan
“Diane, thank you for all of your help! I could not have delivered such a great speech if I had not learned all of those techniques. The breathing exercises worked really well before the speech, I was not nervous at all. Everyone really enjoyed my speech, I was even approached by a representative from the New York Times!! This was definitely a wonderful experience, I will remember everything you taught me for future opportunities like this one,”
“Diane, thank you so much for your help! It was such an amazing experience! I just wanted to update you, I got an offer from BlackRock and I accepted it. I will be starting on August 15th! Let’s keep in touch.”