Speaking

Book Founder and CEO Tracy Brisson to Conduct Your Next Workshop

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Tracy Brisson conducting a workshop for 250 young professionals.Tracy Brisson offers a number of informational and motivational talks that are ideal for many types of groups. Each talk is generally one hour, including questions and activities.

Tracy has conducted successful talks and workshops for Teach for America, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, SchoolSpring, and YouTern, among others. Read comments from organizations who have hired her on our Testimonials page.

Here are examples of two popular workshops.

Building Your Personal Strengths

In this talk, The Opportunities Project Core Competencies are reviewed and participants are given tools to assess current strengths against these competencies. Participants build more “professional muscles,” learn how to communicate better, stretch strategic thinking skills, and learn how to make things happen for themselves. Participants also develop an elevator pitch and prepare answers to the five most important questions asked in interviews.

The Balanced Job Search with Social Media

Most students and recent graduates receive conflicting advice about the value of online job searching versus in-person networking. In this talk, Tracy Brisson teaches participants how to balance both, including

  • Techniques for becoming an attractive “passive candidate” through blogging, social media, LinkedIn and online portfolios
  • Approaches for finding and organizing information with free cloud computing products to speed up your job search and exploration
  • Strategies on how to become an appealing “active candidate” through networking

These talks are perfect for career centers that use outside speakers to complement their services. They are also great for student groups that want to help their members launch successful careers, such as honor societies, sororities, alumni groups, and other organizations.

Examples of Past Workshops

We have examples of Prezis and Slideshares from successful social media and interview workshops that Tracy conducted in New York City on our Presentations page.

The following are two short video clips from our Building Soft Skills workshop.

 

In this video, Tracy Brisson introduces the Communicate Appropriately competency and how you can stand out to an employer by demonstrating presence and enthusiasm, as well as the power of building empathy through storytelling.
In this next video, Tracy Brisson gives coaching feedback to a workshop participant on her communication skills. The participant was asked to answer a practice interview question on handling difficult situations in the workplace.

 

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Workshop participants will receive a coupon for a 10% discount on The Opportunities Project’s Individual Coaching Services.