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Bring the Outdoors In: Experiential, Adventure and Brain-Based Strategies That Engage


Audience: Professionals of all levels

Time Commitment: 1.5 hour introductory session to full day workshop

Wouldn’t it be great if all of your training participants or group coaching clients were active and motivated  learners? Do your session attendees sometimes struggle to retain learning, or to implement new behaviors back on the job? 

In this interactive workshop, you will walk away with specific experiential, neuroscience based tools and strategies used by adventure and challenge course facilitators that increase trust, connection, engagement, retention, and empower participants to take ownership of their learning. You will also explore specific ways to integrate experiential activities into existing (and new) classroom training and group coaching content.


Attend my presentation on this topic at the Association for Talent Development's (ATD) International Conference & Expo (ICE)! 


Event Title: SU417 - "Bring the Outdoors In: Experiential Adventure-Based Strategies That Engage"

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Location: Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

Room: Liberty Ballroom, Marriott Marquis

One Conversation CAN Change Your Life: Networking for Career & Business Success


Audience: Professionals of all levels

Time Commitment: 1.5 hour introductory session to full day workshop

Does the thought of networking make you feel kind of “icky”? Do you believe that networking is primarily about “selling yourself” or “making small talk”?  

If so, you’re not alone, and this workshop is definitely for you! Networking can be fun, especially when you realize that it’s about not just receiving but giving, as well—and about meeting new professional friends. Sustainable, fruitful networking is an ongoing process made up of connections that are built on trust, over time.  

Once you understand the basics of establishing rapport and making meaning connections, the question then becomes: where should you network? There are hundreds of opportunities, how do you know which are best for you? And what do you do once you’ve made new connections?  

In this highly interactive workshop, you'll learn the important skills of how to meet new people in a professional setting, how to answer the question, “What do you do?” in an interesting and compelling way, and how to nurture and grow your professional network.

Uncovering and Communicating the Brand Called You!


Audience: Professionals of all levels

Time Commitment: 1.5 hour introductory session to half day workshop

Did you know that you have your own brand? Think about the world’s strongest brands. They are consistent, visible, wildly successful, and people pay a premium for these brands. 

Not unlike famous brands like Coca-Cola and Starbucks, your personal brand is made up of your reputation, including your strengths, values, passions, and aspirations. Your personal brand is what differentiates you from your peers, and makes you more marketable as an entrepreneur, job seeker, and more outstanding as an employee.  

Personal branding is not about creating a fancy logo or image. It is about being authentic to yourself, understanding your value, and communicating and demonstrating that value in order to optimize and achieve your goals. 

In this interactive workshop, you will uncover the attributes and qualities that make you unique. You will then create a plan to communicate your brand with confidence.

Elevate Impact Via Your Team's Story

Audience: Professionals of all levels

Time Commitment: 1.5 hour introductory session to full day workshop

We all have unique stories, and teams are no different. They are made up of individuals, after all. Through facilitated discussion, the Professional Strengths, Values & Story Survey (SVSS), and the Narrative Intelligence framework, participants will uncover and validate their primary stories (based on 12 classic story archetypes), and accompanying cast of characters.  

Through story sharing, team members will learn more about what makes each individual tick - their strengths, values and motivations.  Based on the collective archetypes of the team, participants will create a team story narrative focused on achieving successful outcomes by allocating the group's talents and maximizing the contributions of each individual.


Jill Marshall Annitto

My public speaking career began when I was a college student. I was working as an intern at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site for the National Park Service, and I volunteered to give talks on Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy! 

I’ve been speaking and facilitating workshops now for over twenty years. I also teach training professionals and coaches to do the same. My audiences are diverse, and have included everyone from senior corporate executives to new employees; military officers, government officials, and international groups.


What to Expect When Working Together

Prior to each presentation, workshop, or training, I consult with you so that the topic and/or event is customized to meet the specific needs of your group or organization. During the presentation, I offer an engaging and interactive speaking style that encourages audience participation and involvement. And after the event, you can be assured that the participants will have the tools they need to implement the learning that they’ve just received. 

"I learned so many specific skills to improve my public speaking in Jill's class.  My sister, daughter, and I had a blast taking the class together.  We were so impressed by the way Jill would model a particular strategy spontaneously. On the first day, she modeled the three levels of listening by having a spontaneous conversation with my daughter about her trip to Italy.  She is very talented!" -Sherry S.

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