Delivery is Key! Performance Workshop for Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

What can an opera singer teach an entrepreneur? How to deliver a killer pitch!

For entrepreneurs, being able to deliver your business pitch on demand is the difference between life and death for your ideas. Pressure to perform. Nerves. These often prevent entrepreneurs from delivering their message in a way that emotionally connects with their investors.

Our presenter, opera singer Katja Schoenherr, has reached more than 10 million people in live audiences, performed globally and recorded with major labels. She is an educator of next generation performers.

Like any audience, investors crave authenticity and confidence. Their ability to focus on your story depends on your ability to understand and then captivate them as your audience. Building on the concepts of our February workshop “Mastering the Me Talk” which focused on crafting your pitch, this workshop took attendees through the next step of helping them to find their own voice, to engage their audience — whether that’s one-on-one in an elevator or in front of thousands on the world’s largest stage.

This workshop taught attendees the key concepts and tools of high pressure stage performances enabling them to successfully – and consistently! – deliver a message, both live and recorded. Topics included: voice functionality and use; body posture and purposeful movement; and stage presence. We also covered the real world challenges of how to deal with stage fright, how to connect to and manage your audience, how to prepare, and how to stay “fresh” when you’re pitching the same message again and again.

Cost: $10 GABC Members / $25 Non Members

Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

25 Dry Dock Ave, Suite 210W  (2nd floor)
Boston, MA
This cool, bright new space is on the seaport. There is a Silver Line T stop across the street and limited guest parking at 23 Dry Dock Ave.

This event was wholly organized by the GABC Young Professionals Group (GABC YP). Not yet a GABC Member?  Join us!  Click HERE for a list of benefits and membership levels ranging from $90-$3,000/year.

Light refreshments served.  Networking before and after the presentation.

About our workshop leader Katja Schoenherr

Katja Schönherr

Katja Schoenherr is a classical opera singer and brings decades of training and experience to the table. She has reached more than 10 million people in live audiences, performed globally and recorded with major labels such as Sony, Universal and Columbia. She further focused on educating the next generation of performers at world renowned conservatories and music institutions and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Event hosted at the Boston Innovation Center by Flex.
Flex is a global leader in the categories of design, manufacturing, distribution, and aftermarket services. With over 100 sites in 30 countries, and 200,000 highly skilled innovators at the ready, Flex helps customers solve the challenges of the connected age. With extensive experience across virtually all industries, Flex has the unique vision and capabilities to improve speed, efficiency, and cost effectiveness throughout the entire life cycle of a product. Using its Sketch to Scale platform and market-leading SaaS-based global supply chain, Flex brings its customers closer to the markets they serve, creating a supply advantage almost anywhere.


This is a partner-event organized by the German-American Business Council of Boston Inc., with support from the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the British-American Business Council of New England, and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New England.
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