“Speak to Persuade” presentation skill workshop

New Asian American scholarship

“Speak to Persuade” presentation skill workshop
Vanna Novak, President of Speak to Persuade, Inc. will present a special interactive presentation and demonstration of her popular “Speak to Persuade” presentation skills workshop to NAAAP-Seattle! Come and learn how you can become not only an effective communicator, but get buy-in within 10 seconds! In this competitive work environment, learning to develop and deliver powerful presentations is an essential skill for any business professional.

Ms. Novak has coached many Asian American professionals. In an interview with NAAAP-Seattle External Vice-President Marian Liu, Ms. Novak said, “For so long, our voices have not been heard… I’m not saying it’s anybody’s fault, but I do believe that with Asians in particular, we do not do a good enough job of using our voices to speak out effectively. … The work is cut out for us to present and project ourselves, to take us out and away from existing stereotypes.”

This special event will take place on April 23, 2010 at 6pm-9pm at the Seattle Times, 1120 John St., Seattle. Registration begins at 5:30 pm. Free parking after 6pm and light refreshments will be provided. Registration fee is $20 for NAAAP-Seattle members, $40 for non-members.

For more information about the event, please refer to http://seattle.naaap.org/Events.do?id=8105.

New Asian American scholarship
Casey Huang, Scholarship Chair, said “One of NAAAP-Seattle’s mission is to support Asian American education. We believe this new college level scholarship will play an important part in helping the next generation of leaders to succeed. This scholarship is intended to honor outstanding college students for their distinguished performance in the combined areas of academic achievement, leadership skills and community involvement.”

This year, NAAAP-Seattle will be providing a $2000 scholarship to one Asian American college student entering graduate school in Fall 2010. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Further information, including the scholarship application, can be found on NAAAP-Seattle website at: http://seattle.naaap.org/ Eligible students are welcome to apply, and NAAAP-Seattle looks forward to honoring its scholarship recipient.

About the Seattle Chapter of National Association of Asian American Professionals: The NAAAP-Seattle Chapter, founded in 1979 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, NAAAP-Seattle is an individual membership organization dedicated to creating a stronger Asian-American community within the Puget Sound. NAAAP-Seattle is dedicated to the improvement of the Asian American community by promoting leadership, career development, educational exchange, professional networking, social networking, and civic responsibilities.

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