I facilitated an exercise about elevator speeches (how to answer the question "what do you do") with my colleagues in the DHS - Public Health -Women's & Reproductive Health Section, and it was one of the best exercises we've done so far as a group (they can be a tough crowd). I have highly recommended that they keep your presentation as part of the Academy.
-- Emilee I. Coulter-Thompson, MSW, State of Oregon

“As an accomplished marketer, I knew the power of getting my message right. However, until I worked with Lorraine on my Elevator Speech, I was confusing my audience about what value I offered. After spending one morning with her I saw an immediate response to my message and a dramatic increase in qualified referrals.”
-- Harry Thomas, Marketing Hat, Marketing Consultant, Seattle"

“I met Lorraine through the association of Women Business Owners. With her help, my media and presentation skills have grown tremendously, and I’ve crafted a compelling elevator speech that has served me well. As an author, my tendency is to give people too much information, yet Lorraine has helped me get to the heart of the matter in every form of communication."
-- Mikelann Valterra, Founder, Women's Earning Institute



Books By Lorraine Howell:


Give Your Elevator Speech a Lift!

 


Lorraine Howell

Areas of Expertise:

Marketing
Networking
Public Relations
Sales - General
 





In her book Give Your Elevator Speech a Lift! (Book Publishers Network, 2nd Printing November, 2007) communications expert Lorraine Howell shares her step-by-step proven method for eliminating verbal clutter and crafting a clear, concise, and memorable answer to the business question "What do you do?" She developed her ability to help others get to "the meat of the matter" after 12 years as a television news and talk show producer.

Since 1998 Lorraine has been coaching top executives and professionals on how to be more effective when speaking to the media or making public presentations. Lorraine is a specialist in message development, networking skills, presentation skills, media interview skills, and crisis communications. In October, 2008 she returned for the second year to coach the five finalists in the Forbes.com national Boost Your Business Contest in New York City.

Howell also speaks on media relations and presentation skills at conferences and seminars. Her clients include Starbucks Coffee Company, Microsoft, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle Children's, ZymoGenetics, Arcadia Biosciences, Attenex, Avvo, Kibble & Prentice, People To People Ambassador Programs, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide.

She is a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Washington, Phi Beta Kappa. Lorraine is also a member of Women in Communications, Women Business Owners, eWomen Network, Public Relations Society of America, the National Speakers Association, and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce.


In her book Give Your Elevator Speech a Lift! (Book Publishers Network, 2nd Printing November, 2007) communications expert Lorraine Howell shares her step-by-step proven method for eliminating verbal clutter and crafting a clear, concise, and memorable answer to the business question "What do you do?" She developed her ability to help others get to "the meat of the matter" after 12 years as a television news and talk show producer.

Since 1998 Lorraine has been coaching top executives and professionals on how to be more effective when speaking to the media or making public presentations. Lorraine is a specialist in message development, networking skills, presentation skills, media interview skills, and crisis communications. In October, 2008 she returned for the second year to coach the five finalists in the Forbes.com national Boost Your Business Contest in New York City.

Howell also speaks on media relations and presentation skills at conferences and seminars. Her clients include Starbucks Coffee Company, Microsoft, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle Children's, ZymoGenetics, Arcadia Biosciences, Attenex, Avvo, Kibble & Prentice, People To People Ambassador Programs, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide.

She is a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Washington, Phi Beta Kappa. Lorraine is also a member of Women in Communications, Women Business Owners, eWomen Network, Public Relations Society of America, the National Speakers Association, and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

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