Helping nonprofit leaders do better at doing good

Memorable Messaging: Conversations that make an impact

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center
2201 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036

Individual Members: No Additional Fee
Organizational Members: No Additional Fee
Non-Members: $55


About this event

You and your staff, volunteers and board members are having conversations every day with community members, clients and other stakeholders…but are those conversations leading to action?  You want people to donate, volunteer their talents, attend your programs, spread the word, collaborate and more.  Information + inspiration + persuasion lead to action, so how can you ensure you are speaking confidently and persuasively about your work?

Through this workshop, attendees will:

  • Explore how your personal story connects with their organization’s story.
  • Gain clarity on the invitation and opportunity that is being offered with your conversations, and learn to set objectives and desired outcomes for 1:1 conversation.
  • Create an emotionally engaging message that focuses on what stakeholders want, need and care about.
  • Build confidence in your message delivery through role play.
  • Learn how to overcome objections and misperceptions about your organization’s work.


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Lisa Braithwaite

Lisa Braithwaite is on a mission to help leaders and changemakers build visibility, credibility, and awareness for their work through engaging presentations, a mindset of service, and authentic connection.

Before launching her company in 2005, she spent sixteen years as an advocate and educator in the nonprofit sector, as well as founding her own nonprofit organization.

This background, together with her B.A. in theater and M.A. in education, has influenced her upbeat and accessible approach to public speaking.

Lisa's been hired by companies as diverse as Microsoft, NOAA, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Intel, and the American Bus Association for the playful spirit she brings to training, and has been interviewed for her public speaking perspective and expertise in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Men's Health, Toastmaster Magazine, and

She’s the author of "Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection."

Lisa models authentic, aligned, collaborative and FUN presentations using relevant, practical, and useful content that activates the audience's emotional engagement and moves them into action.

She resides in Ojai, California with her husband Rudy, and spends her free time cooking, eating, and managing her cats' Instagram account.

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