Public communication - whether by way of a media appearance, a company presentation or a
speech for an event - is an instrument of incalculable inﬂuence. Yet current research shows that
women still struggle both to gain access to it and to thrive within its sphere.
WOMENSPEAK Training was established to address this lack of parity by way of better
communications training. We have tailored traditional communication programs to meet the
speciﬁc needs of the female communicator in a variety of public communications and advocacy
"Judgments about conﬁdence can be inferred only from the way
people present themselves, and much of that presentation is in
the form of talk... In U.S. businesses, where men's speaking style
dominates, women may be ignored, interrupted, and passed over
for promotions - even if they're highly competent.”
"The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why"
Harvard Business Review
Figures from the Women's Media Center show that globally,
news stories including women tally less than 15% and are often
only about appearance and family status.
who we are
•Corporate training and development firm
Senior Executives, Investment Bankers,
Logistics Departments, Business Owners,
Journalists, Research and Development,
Authors, Teachers and Administrators,
Financial Advisors, Social Workers,
Organizers and Advocates, Publicists,
Marketing and PR Departments,
Organization Presidents, Bloggers and
from following companies/organizations:
staff tenure training
media training public speaking training
executive coaching accent reduction
group classes curriculum design
"WOMENSPEAK Training gave me valuable advice on communicating effectively in different media. I learned
how to hone a message, streamline information, create sound bites and look and feel more comfortable in front
of a camera. Emily was also generous with her followup and feedback. I recommend WOMENSPEAK Training
Jane Bennett Clark
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplingers Personal Finance
* Message Development & Delivery
* Constructing Development & Delivery
* Interviews (radio, phone, on-camera, web casts, etc.)
* Presentation for Camera: Wardrobe, Make-up & Hair
* Speech Coaching
* Individual Work Sessions/Feedback
public speaking training
"An incredible system...the best training I've ever had. WOMENSPEAK Training gave me the tools to achieve
credibility with all types of audiences. My public speaking is now constructed to be as streamlined and persuasive
as possible...this process has also gone a long way in reducing my nervousness. I used to dread public speaking -
now, I speak whenever I can and feel like I have the best tools to do a great job."
Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
* How-to Write Speeches/Presentations
* How-to Deliver Speeches/Presentations
* Finding Your Authentic Voice as a Speaker
* Looking and Sounding Your Best
* Speech Coaching
* Individual Work Sessions and Feedback
* Managing Performance Anxiety
"This program has helped to focus our team on the development and delivery of concise, powerful messages.
The presentations have received positive feedback from our audiences and ignited them to action."
Vice-President, Prestige Beauty Company
✴Leadership Communication Applications
✴Communication Management Consulting
✴Communicating with Impact
*Communication for Women in The Global
✴Credibility and Persuasion
✴Job Interview Skills
“Very helpful! Great systems for creating quick, simple messages that suit the target audience and creating sound bites to
convey passion and cultural relevance...to the engage the audience...one of the most pleasurable training experiences I
have been involved in.”
Seminar Attendee, Prestige Beauty Company
Available for all WST capabilities
Most popular group class is Best Practices 2-day
“Communicating with Impact,”
Seminar Agenda Includes:
✴Learning systems for creating streamlined and
persuasive multi-modal messaging platform
✴The Science of Charisma - how to become more
charismatic in content and presentation
✴Authentic and Inspiring Communication - a core
competency for leadership
✴Effective and persuasive targeting
✴Tool box of practicalities for self-advocacy and
visibility (including elevator speeches)
curriculum design Popular Design Topics Include:
✴Strategic Communication, Messaging and Sound Bites
✴Dimensions and Tactics for Inﬂuence and Persuasion
✴Leadership Core Competency: Credibility Development
✴Leadership Core Competency: Charisma Development
✴Listening Skills (active listening, enabling active listening)
✴Manager Core Competency: How-to run a meeting
(protocol, facilitating discussion, navigating conﬂict,
✴Envisioning - Setting Goals, Inspiring Others
✴Personal Presentation (body language, speech,
✴Diversity Programs (Awareness, Visibility, Cultural
"This was great - built my individual conﬁdence and brought the group together with a terriﬁc shared experience.
I have already recommended WOMENSPEAK Training to a colleague." -Seminar Attendee, Prestige
"This program taught me so much - from dealing with
nervousness to the right and wrong words to use. I
feel much better about speaking both in public and in
Vice President of Marketing, Independent Bank
"Excellent program not only for professional and
career development, but also for personal
communication and daily use"
Fortune 500 Marketing Manager
WOMENSPEAK Training provides tailored
programs and private sessions for executives, or
anyone looking for custom-made, in-depth
Our expertise and training are entirely focused
around the individual executive, the company s/he
represents, the issues at hand - all designed and
delivered in the most thorough and expeditious
Let WOMENSPEAK Training design an Executive
Package that is custom-made to your executive's
"WOMENSPEAK Training instruction is expert"
Business & Professional Women's Organization
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Our accent reduction training will give you more
options as a public speaker or spokesperson.
Correct "problem" sounds and regionalisms or
improve your speech as a non-native English
speaker with WOMENSPEAK Training Accent
* Individual analysis of your speaking patterns
* Individual program tailored to your speciﬁc
needs as a speaker
* Exercises for practice and development
emily a. donahoe
founder / president
Emily A. Donahoe has trained CEOs, executives, authors, government ofﬁcials, physicians, and public
relations directors to be better communicators. Trained by TJ Walker as senior consultant at MTW, she
has lead training sessions for employees of Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, The Environmental
Protection Agency, Diners Club, P.F. Chang's, American Kennel Club, Illumina, E-gain, National
Multi Housing Council, American Spine Association, Jefferson Pilot Financial, Sovereign Bank,
Minnesota State University and The District Department of Transportation. Her clients have
appeared on NBC's "The Today Show", BBC's "The World", NPR's "Talk of the Nation", The
Sharon Osbourne Show, WB Network and New York One, and in print and internet media that
includes The New York Times, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, The
Boston Herald, The Daily News and Newsday.
Donahoe has been a guest speaker at Yale University (School of Drama), University of California,
San Diego, and shared the speaking stage with experts from Columbia University, Verisign and The
Cato Institute. In 2004 she was a featured speaker for "Understanding the Needs and Mindset of the
Media" at the American Strategic Management Institute's "Media Training Boot Camp" in
Washington, D.C. representing Media Training Worldwide. She taught public speaking at the University
of California, San Diego for two years.
Donahoe has worked in promotional media for Match.com, MTV, Eureka, Procter & Gamble, Alcon
and Glaxosmith-Kline. She has performed on Broadway & Off-Broadway, in regional theaters around
the country, on television, ﬁlm, radio - and in new media (including webisodes, and internet news). Her
CD with TJ Walker "Fear No More: Exorcising Your Public Speaking Demons" and her chapter in
"Podcasting Hacks: Tips and Tools for Blogging Out Loud" are both available through Amazon.
She is proud to have co-created/co-managed "Lake Providence Help" during Hurricane Katrina (featured
on BBC's "The World" and NPR's "Talk of the Nation"), an effort which raised over $20,000 in
donations in four days for disaster relief. MFA - University of California, San Diego; BA - Vassar College.
who we are
Nuñez is a founding member of The Thomas Collective (TTC), a ﬁrm that provides public relations support for
a broad range of consumer products. She is currently Senior Account Director, and also heads up the ﬁrm’s
Hispanic programming with tailored outreach to Spanish language publications.
Since its inception, TTC has created communication strategies for Food and Beverage Clients (including Vere
Chocolate, Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch, Wyborowa Single Estate
Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Tezón Tequila, Kahlúa Liqueur, Malibu Rum and wineries from New
Zealand, Australia, France, Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Chile); Retail (Tanishq Jewelry, New York Burger
Company) and has recently expanded to include tourism (Wine Country, Chile). Nuñez has both lead and
collaborated with teams that have created campaigns to put clients’ brands/products before the public by
creating “newsworthy” stories resulting in media placements via print, radio, television and internet outlets.
She has extensive experience representing international and domestic clients, having been instrumental in the
development and execution of a number of highly successful and award-winning campaigns, including the
launch of Chivas Regal 25-Year-Old—which involved the coordination of over 200 domestic and international
broadcast and print journalists from 27 countries for a one-day event. She has organized and led press trips to
Scotland, Mexico and the Philippines, and has planned and executed events in Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago
and New York in addition to overseeing the Wine Portfolio and press trip planning to New Zealand, Australia,
Portugal and Paris.
Nuñez was instrumental in developing and formalizing TTC’s proprietary approach to solving communication
challenges, and selecting and training a staff to possess highly developed public skills. She has a sound
understanding of both traditional and social media, trends and the public marketplace, and unique skills in
important sub-need areas (including media pitching and media training).
Avril was born in Mexico City and moved with her family to California in the early 90’s. She holds a Psychology
degree from Stanford University. In addition, she has conducted research for Sullivan & Cromwell’s M&A
department and worked on brand management for Cutters Gloves, a high-performance sports glove
who we are
diversity trainer /
Melle Powers has brought diversity organization assessments to life and conducted
skill-building sessions for executives and managers within a wide variety of industries.
She has lead training sessions for employees of Johnson & Johnson, Abercrombie &
Fitch, British Petroleum, Sodexho, Novartis, DLA Piper, Skadden Arps, SECO
(SouthEastern Conference of Optometry), and BI (Boehringer Ingelheim).
An expert in the Interactive Theatre model, she has worked as a trainer/seminar leader
for training and development companies that raise awareness and develop diversity
skills in clients through the use of customized scenarios that are tailored to client culture.
Powers has worked in promotional media for IBM, Snapple, Burger King, Alcon and
Zofran. She has performed Off-Broadway, in regional theaters around the country, and
extensively in ﬁlm and television (including a recurring role on Chapelle’s Show, Mercy,
Law and Order, Law and Order SVU and Damages on F/X).
Powers worked as the Assistant to the Director of Human Resources at American
Express, Tax and Business Services for two years. She is co-founder and served as
Managing Producer for five years of “The Mud/Bone Collective”, a theater company
formed for and by artists of color whose original mission was to perform classical works
who we are
99 Ocean AVE, # 1C
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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