From Elevator to Appetizers

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
Ivan Wanis Ruiz

Value statements are important because they let others know how you differentiate yourself in a unique way. There are a lot of people with experience and with the ‘extra cheese’ but a value statement is what you have above and beyond that. This webinar will introduce a new approach to pitching oneself to others and will focus on techniques to create your own unique value statement so your pitch creates more interest, thus igniting rich conversations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the importance of value statements and how they impact your connections
  • Learn four different pitching strategies for any situation
  • Create your own one-line brand

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About the Facilitator:

Ivan Wanis Ruiz is not your typical teacher. He is a guest speaker and trainer at several universities and top employers across Canada. Ivan was the official spokesperson for the PanAm Games in 2015 and the Invictus Games 2017 and has been a guest lecturer at UBC Sauder School of Business for 8 years. Ivan, who has worked in finance, sales, marketing and HR, and owned two successful businesses, is also an instructor of Business Communication at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies.

Ivan is the author of "They Don't Have to be Naked: A new approach to public speaking" and the creator of Communication Strategies for a new Virtual Age online course with Coursera. When he is not speaking and teaching, Ivan moonlights as a salsa dance instructor.

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