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Vistage CEO Climb: Cracking the Code of Executive Presence

Friday, April 30, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT

Cracking the Code of Executive Presence: Speaking, Storytelling & Persuasion

Whether you’re selling your product, sharing your company vision, or creating a culture, storytelling is your greatest vehicle for success and something that every leader can benefit from.

In this free, virtual 90-minute event for high-performing CEOs you’ll learn from Mikki Williams on how to wrap your vision in a story that sparks the imagination and stirs the soul in order to get people to act, to buy, and to follow you.

You’ll learn the structure of a great story, get a template to use over and over for creating speeches, town halls, all-hands meetings, keynotes, state of the industry addresses, investor or client presentations and every other opportunity and situation where you need these skills. And finally, you’ll learn how to put it all together virtually or live.

Value to guests:

  • Anatomy of a story and how to structure it masterfully
  • Tools to present your stories in a powerful way
  • Techniques to create instant rapport and have lasting impact
  • Understanding words that inspire action
  • How to paint a picture so your story is remembered
  • Vocal shading
  • Mechanics used by professional storytellers
  • Creating stories that define you as a leader

Additionally, speaking in a virtual world is completely different and engagement is more important than ever. Mikki will help you learn how to navigate both virtual and live worlds through the dynamics of communication and modeling what it looks and feels like.

Save your audience from boring presentations and death by PowerPoint and join this exclusive Vistage CEO Climb Event!

About Vistage CEO Climb Events

Peak performers climb higher when they surround themselves with peers who’ve got their back.

Our CEO climb event is an exclusive monthly event for business leaders to take their companies — and their teams — to a whole new level of success. There is no charge or obligation — just a great opportunity to:

  • Join other business leaders around the country who are dedicated to elevating their company and leadership.
  • Participate in an engaging Q&A session.
  • Gain insight into what gives some of the world’s top-performing CEOs a tremendous competitive advantage.

Event Speakers

Mikki Williams, Vistage Chair

Mikki Williams is an award-winning speaker and Master Chair of two Vistage groups. She is an inspirational keynote, a DISC trainer, and a topic expert in executive presence, speaking, storytelling and sales. Mikki is the founder of Speakers School, that many top speakers, Vistage members, and Chairs participate in, both live and virtual. A serial entrepreneur, she has created 10 companies and now runs Mikki Williams Unltd. with six divisions including The Mikki Mouth Club, Speakers School, Keynote Kamp, Outrageous Orators, Speakers Source and Accountability Academy. From the corporate world to the ever changing world we live in, she is a breath of fresh air; outrageous, fun, stimulating, informative and most of all, real! Mikki has spoken in every US state, every Canadian province and every continent except Antarctica… where she can’t wear her stilettos. Her mantra is "Be Outrageous, It’s The Only Place That Isn’t Crowded!"

Robert Powell, Best Practice Chair

Robert Powell is the Best Practice Chair for Western Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio. In this role he leads a group of high performing Vistage Chairs to deliver Vistage's world-class platform to increase CEOs' leadership skills which lead to increased business growth. In addition, he is the CEO of Invictus Leadership Group, a boutique human resources strategy firm which focuses on organization strategy, human resources strategy, talent management and executive development. Robert is an accomplished human resources executive with over 30 years of experience in various industries. He is known for being a strategic thinker and change agent with expertise in change management, talent management, succession planning, executive development, and workforce and supplier diversity.


Virtual event

11:00 - 11:10 AM

11:10 - 12:00 PM
Mikki Williams - Cracking the Code of Executive Presence: Speaking, Storytelling & Persuasion

12:00 - 12:15 PM
Speaker discussion

12:15 - 12:25 PM
Vistage Member Ambassador story

12:25 - 12:30 PM
Closing remarks