Upcoming Programs – On Site & Online (Time-Sensitive)

The following workshops and seminars are open to the public and time-sensitive. In other words, YOU can enroll in them by clicking on their respective links, and the enrollments will expire when the sessions past their registration or presentation dates. Most are in the Washington DC metropolitan area. However, their locations are listed and should you find one that interests you in your area, please attend.

Also note…if you wish to schedule a program with Sylvia just for your group or organization, please contact her. You will be required to guarantee a minimum of 24 people.

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Silver Spring Hilton November 5, 2011
9:00am-9:45am
Toastmasters District 36 Fall Conference
(Educational Sessions, Speech Contests, and Business Meeting)

“Isn’t That Your Idea? How to Move Your Ideas to IMPACT(c)”
Sylvia Henderson

So many ideas; how to implement them all? Should you? Do you find yourself with a lot of ideas, then toss them out, forget to write them down, get lost in decision-collision, tell yourself “some day”, or wait too long to communicate them and find that someone else “stole them”? Help is here!

In this session you will explore a six-stage process – and identify tools – to help you focus on, capture, organize, and communicate your ideas, suggestions, and solutions and take them from thoughts to reality. You will leave with resources that help you to remember and apply the strategies that transform your ideas from “in your head” to implementation.

In this session you will:

  • Discover a process that leads you to capture, organize, and communicate your ideas, with IMPACT©.
  • Explore how to pick yourself up and move on with your ideas when you experience roadblocks and naysayers along the way.
  • Learn how to use your rich network of resources to take your ideas from “in your head”, to reality.

Take action. Attend this session to avoid having to say, next time,“Hey, that’s my idea!

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Homewood Suites
Columbia MD
October 1, 2011
On Purpose Woman Conference

“Why Should I Do Business With You?”
Sylvia Henderson

[Program description]

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Freedom Manor
10905 Livingston Rd.
Fort Washington, MD 20744
September 17, 2011
10:00am-5:00pm
2011 Women’s Entrepreneur Expo

“Hear Me Roar: First Impressions Make Presentations Last”
(Maximize Your First Few Minutes to Present Your Messages and Yourself More Powerfully)
Sylvia Henderson

This session prepares you to make a positive first-impression with your audience when you present your messages, and your self. Whether you are making a formal presentation in a professional setting, giving a promotional pitch to a potential supporter, or fulfilling an impromptu request, how you come across in the first few minutes – and even the first 30 seconds – influences the success of the rest of your interaction.

You will leave this program with tips and techniques you can use to immediately enhance how you present your messages – and your self. You will also have an opportunity to further explore how you, and your staff, can grow with ongoing resources for professional development throughout the year.

Your take-aways from this program include:

  • A structure that prepares you equally for formal presentations and impromptu speeches.
  • Five tips and techniques for presentation excellence.
  • Three authoritative behaviors that help you project a powerful personal presence.

Complete speaker listing and bios: http://www.womenexpo.info/Speakers_B58A.html

Registration and sponsorships/vendors: http://www.womenexpo.info/Registration.html

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Montgomery County Conference Center September 7, 2011 Women’s Power Conference

“Isn’t That Your Idea? How to Move Your Ideas to IMPACT(c)”
Sylvia Henderson

So many ideas; how to implement them all? Should you? Do you find yourself with a lot of ideas, then toss them out, forget to write them down, get lost in decision-collision, tell yourself “some day”, or wait too long to communicate them and find that someone else “stole them”? Help is here!

In this session you will explore a six-stage process – and identify tools – to help you focus on, capture, organize, and communicate your ideas, suggestions, and solutions and take them from thoughts to reality. You will leave with resources that help you to remember and apply the strategies that transform your ideas from “in your head” to implementation.

In this session you will:

  • Discover a process that leads you to capture, organize, and communicate your ideas, with IMPACT©.
  • Explore how to pick yourself up and move on with your ideas when you experience roadblocks and naysayers along the way.
  • Learn how to use your rich network of resources to take your ideas from “in your head”, to reality.

Take action. Attend this session to avoid having to say, next time,“Hey, that’s my idea!

University of Phoenix – DC Campus July 18-22, 2011 The USBC School of Chamber Management
Sylvia Henderson
July 19 @ 11:00am

“Traits of a 21st Century Leader”
Leadership styles for, and challenge to, Chamber managers and leaders.

Conference info at http://www.usbcschool.org/index.php

For USBC Chamber Members / Conference Registrants only
Webinar June 23, 2011
11:00am-12:00Noon Eastern Time
Book Business With the “Book of Lists”

Sylvia Henderson will interview Samantha Thompson from the Washington Business Journal to give you the insights you need to find your “right” contacts to grow your business, association, or non-profit.

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Norbeck Country Club
Rockville, MD
(Olney)
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Online Virtual Conference Sessions
A 7-week training program series!

May 12, 2011
through
June 23, 2011

UNIQUE…NEVER BEFORE Offered in This Format!!!

BrandWorking(c): Harness the Power of Networking and Personal Branding
A Partner Program from Sylvia Henderson and Emmy Vickers

Register at www.Brandworking.com

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Rockville Women’s Business Center
95 Monroe St.,
Rockville, MD

Note: Metrorail accessible! Elevator from Metro exits across the street, catycorner to REIS on Monroe St.

Monday
May 9, 2011
4:00pm –
6:00 pm
Public Speaking Skills for Small Business Owners

Are you getting your message across effectively and professionally?Join workshop leader Sylvia Henderson to discover how to choose the right words and use your voice, body, and appearance to your advantage in creating a first impression that communicates confidence and respect, whether speaking to large groups or in smaller settings.

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Fee: $5.00
(For WBC)
Buffington Building
3300 Olney Sandy Spring Rd
(Route 108)
Olney, MD 20832

Hint: Look up “Curves Olney MD” on MapQuest. It is the same building.

Tuesday
May 3, 2011
10:00am-Noon
The Olney Entrepreneurs Club hosts:Sylvia Henderson – How to turn your great ideas into action.

Presentation: 10:00am-11:00am
Olney Entrepreneurs Club Meeting: 11:00am-Noon

The Olney Entrepreneurs Club is a local Olney group of current entrepreneurs and entrepreneur hopefuls providing coaching support to each other to develop and grow our businesses. We meet locally the first Tuesday of each month. There are no costs. The May meeting is a special presentation open to the public by OEC member Sylvia Henderson.

Register by contacting: Linda
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Multiple Locations in Maryland and Virginia

(See OPN website for specific locations and directions, by dates)

2011:

  • 03/17
  • 03/25
  • 04/05
  • 04/11
  • 04/12
  • 06/15
  • 06/17
  • 06/29
On Purpose Networking presents: Sylvia Henderson, speaking and facilitating a seminar titled “Hey, That’s My Idea!” based on her book of the same name which shows people how to go from good ideas and suggestions to actual implementation.


Multiple locations; multiple times. Select the “register here” button to take you to the On Purpose Networking events site for details.

Sylvia’s book will be for sale at each event.

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OPN Members:
$15.00
Guests:
$20.00
(Includes coffee & bagels)
Montgomery County Agricultural Center
(Fairgrounds)
Saturday, 03/12
9AM-5PM

Sunday, 03/13
9AM-4PM

Maryland Home Business Exposition

Visit the Springboard Training booth!

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Sylvia’s article + vendor listing from The Gazette newspaper
Brendan Mattingly Photography Inc.

2323 Stewart Ave., Bldg H

Silver Spring, MD 20910

2011-02-22
6:30pm-9:00pm

Includes:

Admission

CD on “Effective Communication” by Sylvia Henderson

Networking with Business Professionals of all levels

45 -minute workshop in the areas of “Personal Branding” and Strategic Networking

Food catered by A Touch of Class

Beer, Wine, Tea

Cake in celebration of entrepreneurship and other special occasions

Drawing for
Door Prizes

“Network to Net-Wealth” Business Mixer LIVE at the studio of Brendan Mattingly Photography, Inc.

“Increase Your Net Worth Through Strategic Networking” at “Network to Net-Wealth” Business Mixer Featuring Springboard Training’s CEO and Expert Trainer
Sylvia Henderson

See the testimonials for the program!

Imagine walking into a room and everyone turns, sees you and immediately determines that they want to do business with you. The first few seconds you meet someone can influence how they perceive you and whether or not they continue to engage with you. Perception = engagement = relationships = business. Expert trainer, author, and TV host Sylvia Henderson knows what it takes to succeed at networking and turning initial contacts into business contracts. She is known throughout America for the positive impression she makes at networking venues and the professionalism with which she conducts business.

Would YOU like to ensure YOU present YOUR best image for YOUR personal brand? Will YOU attract the business you want from the time people first meet you?

Join us on February 22nd to meet and be trained by reknowned national trainer Sylvia Henderson.

In addition, Emmy Vickers, creator of the country’s only Entrepreneurs and Professionals Network Kit, will teach you tips and secrets on how to Network strategically and help those around you. The goal is to provide an inviting, comfortable, educational atmosphere for Business Owners, Sales Reps, Professionals, and Public Community Officials to “get to know each other,” help each other, and pass referrals. What makes this mixer different than most? You will receive education on how to properly network your business to success. Come learn and practice the correct way to network and see how the relationships and referrals will follow. The sole purpose of our mixers is to network, empower, make connections, have fun, and see how we can help one another. It’s about building rapport and long-term business relationships. Have fun participating in the Role-Playing activities to put into practice what you just learned.

$15.00 pre-registration
$30.00 cash only at the door

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Lakewood Country Club
13901 Glen Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20850
2011-01-13
11:30AM-
01:30PM
(Doors open and informal networking begins at 11:00AM)
“Hear Me Roar: First Impressions Make Presentations Last”
(Maximize Your First Few Minutes to Present Your Messages and Yourself More Powerfully)
An eWomenNetwork Accelerated Networking Event

This session prepares you to make a positive first-impression with your audience when you present your messages, and your self. Whether you are making a formal presentation in a professional setting, giving a promotional pitch to a potential supporter, or fulfilling an impromptu request, how you come across in the first few minutes – and even the first 30 seconds – influences the success of the rest of your interaction.You will leave this program with tips and techniques you can use to immediately enhance how you present your messages – and your self. You will also have an opportunity to further explore how you, and your staff, can grow with ongoing resources for professional development throughout the year (with a special offer for eWomenNetwork members).

At this powerful event you’ll learn:

  • A structure that prepares you equally for formal presentations and impromptu speeches
  • Five tips and techniques for presentation excellence
  • Three authoritative behaviors that help you project a powerful personal presence.

Cost:
$47.00$37.00 for eWN Member
$57.00 for all late registrations beginning 01/11/2011.

Are you a vendor?
Be an Exhibitor: $95.00
$65.00 for eWN Member

Register Online by Clicking Here, or
Register by phone by calling (301) 529-9948.
Email contact: carolplummer@ewomennetwork.com

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Rockville Innovation Network
Rockville MD

Parking in Rockville’s public garages = $1.00/hour

2010-08-17
09:00AM-
11:00AM
“Present Yourself in the Best Light”
(For emerging and new business owners)

Interpersonal communications expert, Sylvia Henderson, of Springboard Training, provides concrete skills to help you present yourself in the best light to customers and colleagues.What impression do other people have of your business when they meet you? How can you regularly present the image that represents yourself and your business as intended? How can you do so more effectively?

In this presentation, Sylvia Henderson will present her success equation for a consistent image and take you through a four-part model you can apply immediately to position yourself for business success.

At this seminar you will learn:

  • The PERCEPTION + PERFORMANCE = POSITION success equation,
  • The four Pathways to Positioning© and how they interrelate to position you for professional success, and
  • Ways to apply the Pathways to your business.

You leave with a resource that helps you to remember and apply the Pathways that position you for business success.

Brought to you by Thinkspinner Innovation

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Montgomery Dept. of Economic Development
Business Coaching Series
Rockville Library
2nd Floor
21 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850

Parking in Rockville’s public garages = $1.00/hour; Library comps 2 hours free parking (follow instructions at payment stations)

2010-08-19
10:00AM-11:30AM
“Present Yourself Authoritatively – Command Respect, Communicate Confidence, & Convey Competence”
(Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for Small Business Owners)
Sylvia Henderson, Presentation Skills Coach

When you present yourself authoritatively, everything about you—the words you say, how you use your voice and body, your positioning, how you look, your presence, and first impressions of you—communicates confidence and respect.

Get your message across as effectively and professionally as the image you wish to convey about yourself and your business.

In this session you will:

  • Discover a process and receive supporting tools for creating and presenting your messages effectively;
  • Explore behaviors that convey a confident presence;
  • Practice public speaking skills.

Remember that we form our impressions of each other by how we convey ourselves and our messages. Command respect, communicate confidence, and convey competence when you give presentations.

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North Potomac Networking GroupHamburger Hamlet/Rio
9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Parking FREE in adjacent garage

2010-04-27
12:00Noon-1:30PM
$15.00
(Includes gratuity – lunch)

Program: Pathways to Positioning(c) Formula for Your Professional Success

We know we should, yet sometimes we just ned to be reminded. Some adult in our childhood experiences told us to sit up straight, keep our elbows off the table, cover our mouths when we sneeze, and tuck our shirts inside our pants (or skirts). Yet, there are times when we slip up and practice behaviors that project an image that is less than our best.

Do you regularly present the image that represents yourself and your organization or business as intended? How can you do so more effectively? In this presentation, Sylvia Henderson will present her “success equation” and take you through a model you can apply to position yourself for professional success—whatever your profession or business.

Your take-aways include:

  • The PERCEPTION + PERFORMANCE = POSITION success equation,
  • The four Pathways to Positioning© and how they interrelate to position you for success, and
  • Ways to apply the Pathways to your life.

You will leave with a resource that helps you to remember and apply the Pathways that position you for your professional success.

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Gaithersburg RotaryHilton Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(Near the Montgomery County MD Fairgrounds)

2010-04-20
12:00Noon-1:15PM EST
Program: Pathways to Positioning(c) Formula for Your Professional Success

We know we should, yet sometimes we just need to be reminded. Some adult in our childhood experiences told us to sit up straight, keep our elbows off the table, cover our mouths when we sneeze, and tuck our shirts inside our pants (or skirts). Yet, there are times when we slip up and practice behaviors that project an image that is less than our best.

Do you regularly present the image that represents yourself and your organization or business as intended? How can you do so more effectively? In this presentation, Sylvia Henderson will present her “success equation” and take you through a model you can apply to position yourself for professional success—whatever your profession or business.

Your take-aways include:

  • The PERCEPTION + PERFORMANCE = POSITION success equation,
  • The four Pathways to Positioning© and how they interrelate to position you for success, and
  • Ways to apply the Pathways to your life.

You will leave with a resource that helps you to remember and apply the Pathways that position you for your professional success.

What is Rotary Club?

Rotary is a worldwide organization of ethical, successful men and women who like to meet other such people, enjoy themselves, and be of service in their communities and around the world. Our motto is Service above self.

Rotary International is the world’s oldest and largest service organization, with some 1.3 million members in some 33,000 clubs. Its main service activity is eradicating polio, for which it has received a huge matching grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Rotary district and club activities, and special interest groups, further health, education, poverty eradication and many other important pursuits.

The Gaithersburg Rotary Club

The Gaithersburg Rotary has operated continually since 1964. Service projects include:

  • Distributing dictionaries to 3rd graders in Gaithersburg schools
  • Evaluating the “Character Counts” essays
  • An annual scholarship to a Gaithersburg High School student
  • Contributing money to WANADA (auto mechanic training), Boy Scouts of America, and other local organizations
  • Brightening the holidays at Asbury Methodist Village
  • Participating in medical/dental missions to the Philippines
  • Contributing to the Rotary Foundation

We also hold social, public relations, and fund-raising activities and sponsor an Interact club at Gaithersburg High School. Regular meetings are Tuesdays (Noon-1:15PM) in The Hilton Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway,  in Gaithersburg, MD  20877.

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Montgomery County Innovation CenterRockville MDParking in Rockville’s public garages = $1.00/hour 2010-03-31
9:00AM-11:00AM EST
Present An Image As Good As You Say You Are

Video profiles are emerging as necessary tools to complement resumes and pre-screen for interviews in job searches. They are also effective business preview tools for potential client and partnering considerations, and can present the initial face to your business or nonprofit for potential investors and donors. Amateur antics and editing typical of personal video posts are poor reflections of the quality of your experiences and capabilities.Just as with your written business proposals and marketing materials, you must convey a level of professionalism about you and your organization in your video profiles. In this session you will receive and share tools and processes for presenting the best business image you can when you post your videos online.

To project your professional work ethic and capabilities into your video profiles, the actionable information you will take from this session includes:

  • Considerations for preparing your video profile
  • Research suggestions
  • How to look and sound professional on camera

Your video profile may be viewed by people worldwide. You never know when it is being viewed and by whom. Make yourself look and sound your best on every video so that you are congruent with what you say you and your business can do, and who you say you are, in print, on screen, and in person.

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Montgomery County Innovation CenterRockville MDParking in Rockville’s public garages = $1.00/hour 2010-03-10
9:00AM-11:00AM EST
Teleseminars and Webinars – More Than Technology

One of the most efficient ways in which to share information, reinforce skills, and market your business or nonprofit is to do so remotely so that everyone involved remains in the comfort of their own environs. Teleseminars and webinars are popular means by which remote presentations and training are achieved. Increasing numbers of individuals and organizations have access to high speed Internet connections and vendors offer free and fee-based tools for teleseminars and webinars.Increased access and popularity of these tools reveals a wide range of effectiveness with using them.

Have you participated in a remote meeting where the organizers spend the first ten minutes figuring out how to make the technology work? Have you spent good money to take a web-based training program only to be frustrated with how boring the experience turned out to be? Do you want to do the same things to your clients?In this session you will receive and share tools and processes for integrating the interpersonal aspects of presenting and training into the technical resources at your disposal for producing teleseminars and webinars.

The actionable information you will take from this session includes:

  • How to develop your content for teleseminars and webinars
  • Considerations for preparing for a professional remote session
  • How to present a teleseminar or webinar and keep your audience involved

You demonstrate your expertise and business capabilities by how professionally you provide valuable content, whether face-to-face or remotely. Remote presentations are easy to set up, yet frequently presented in a way that detracts from the professional image intended to project. Avoid common pitfalls for your remote presentations and present sessions that are congruent with what you say you and your business can do, and who you say you are, in print, on screen, and in person.

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Maryland Association of  Non-Profits
190 W. Ostend St.
Suite 201 Baltimore MD 21230
2010-01-29 Workplace Professionalism Training
(Pathways to Positioning: Success Language)

On a daily basis most of us interact with others whose lack of professionalism directly impacts customer service, group morale, or business results which could lead to organizations not being able to meet the needs of their clients. The Workplace Professionalism Training provides recommended business practices designed to enhance team and workplace effectiveness. It provides a healthy foundation for those new to the workplace as well as a “getting back to basics” refresher for more experienced employees as well.

We will address the following topics:

  • Follow-up is key
  • Organization and time management
  • Email/voicemail best practices
  • Front Desk Etiquette
  • Effective communication skills

This all-day class is for a nonprofit client whose clients are other nonprofits. Those clients are sending their staff to the workshop.

Closed Session; Private Client
“Hear Me Roar: First Impressions Make Presentations Last” (Maximize Your First Few Minutes to Present Your Messages and Yourself More Powerfully)