About Lois

Lois Phillips, PhD* is a dynamic public speaker whose clients say she “practices what she teaches.” Her academic background combines with executive experience to inform her training and coaching. Using principles gained from interviews with successful speakers and outlined in “Women Seen and Heard: Lessons Learned from Successful Speakers” she provides coaching and training to spokespersons, managers and executives. Dr. Phillips has a special interest in advancing women’s careers, companies, and Board leadership and has produced conferences on women’s leadership, produced and moderated two television programs about women’s changing roles, and has years of conference presentations to complement her academic research. For more about her professional background, go to http://www.loisphillips.com

Save time and ensure success by investing in communication training that targets your skill level and focuses on your needs. You will practice and rehearse using media technology to increase poise and self-confidence, either through one-on-one coaching or group coaching seminars. Seminar topics include:

Persuasive Presentation Skills and Spokesperson Training for managers, leaders, and Board Members
o    Becoming a Dynamic Public Speaker
o    Gender and cross-cultural issues in Public Speaking
o    Make the Pitch! Asking donors and foundations for financial support
o    Gaining endorsement and involvement from key stakeholders

Meet the Media Training and “Boot Camp”: Videotaped Training
o    Preparing your critical remarks, message points, and sound bites
o    Developing non verbal communication skills
o    Making your point through stories, hot news, and anecdotes
o    Handling difficult questions and staying cool

*Lois Phillips earned her BA from Queens College in New York, her MA Education from University of Massachusetts- Amherst, and her PhD from UCSB in 1986. To contact her, call 805.962.8083 or go to http://www.loisphillips.com