The NH Tech Alliance (Alliance) TechWomen Power Breakfast will feature the Boston’s Startup Fairy Godmother, Bobbie Carlton of Carlton PR & Marketing, an award-winning marketing, public relations and social media professional, on what it takes to become a thought leader during the event on Wednesday, November 13. The Power Breakfast will take place from 7:30 to 9 am at the Portsmouth Country Club, 80 Country Club Lane, Greenland.
Although over 25% of people say speaking publicly is a top phobia, nearly 70% of U.S. workers say presentation skills are critical to success because employers value people who speak well. An online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. workers suggests that presentation skills are a top skill that recruiters look for in employees.
“Public speaking is an important skill worth developing – it’s a career and business gamechanger,” said Melissa Jurkoic, chair of the TechWomen Power Breakfast committee. “Bobbie speaks regularly on marketing, public speaking and women’s issues and we’re excited to hear her humorous approach and fiery ‘let’s make it happen’ drive that creates real-world results.”
Carlton, a parallel entrepreneur, made a career in public relations and has spent the last 10 years building her businesses – Carlton PR & Marketing, Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) and Innovation Women, an online “visibility bureau” helping drive visibility for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women through speaking engagements.
In her role as the founder of Innovation Women, Carlton has gained valuable insight into event managers’ thoughts and processes. She’s placed numerous speakers at some of the nation’s largest conferences and events. An accomplished speaker herself, she gives even the shyest behind-the-scenes person tools they can use to get ahead at work or build their business through public speaking.
The November 13 TechWomen Power Breakfast is sponsored by Dartmouth Hitchcock. Tickets to the Power Breakfast are $10 for Alliance members and $20 for non-members. Tickets are available here or by calling (603)-935-8951. Seating is limited, so individuals are encouraged to register early.