Who is Priscilla Richardson...
Since all business communication is selling — yes, think about it, even the email down the hail to a coworker — marketing communication also joined her repertoire. Writing email efficiently and creating sales copy for your brochure are two of her marketing /communication seminar offerings.
Priscilla conquered her own fear of public speaking by using techniques she developed via her own research. When she talks about what to do when feeling faint, she knows because she has had that happen. When she talks about not being able to get to sleep the night before, she knows how to help because she has that problem herself And deals with it.
As Priscilla often remarks during presentations, her graduate degrees — in law from the University of Virginia School of Law and in history from Memphis University — don't qualify her in
communications. Rather, a lifetime of constant study and practice have given her skills she uses every day as she continues freelance writing, copywriting, and consulting. As she trains and gives keynotes.
Entrepreneur & Successful Meetings magazines, and the Roanoke Times & Blue Ridge Business Journal all have publicized her training and speaking skills. She's also a member of the National & Virginia Speakers Associations, Authors Guild, & American Society for Training & Development.
Priscilla lends her expertise to the Vivace! Chamber Music Society and Opera Roanoke, serving on their boards. She is an elder in the Presbyterian Church USA and has served several three year terms on church sessions, preaching when called upon.
What clients say about Priscilla Richardson...
Due to your training, our advertising department certainly obtained valuable insights into using their letters as relationship and sales building tools. I know the idea of personal templates has been a great time saver for our staff, too.
We appreciate the
time you took to customize your training sessions to our problems and needs, and the effort it took you to jam it into two sessions. I've gotten favorable comments about your approach to writing, which does, as you promised, turn ideas about writing upside down.
Cathy Greenberg, Director of AdvertisingThe Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA
Prab Jam, PresidentVirginia Transformer, Roanoke VA
Ms. Richardson conducted a seminar for Litton Network Access Systems entitled "Speaking for Success." The seminar was very successful
due to Ms Richardson's expertise. She began by creating a relaxing atmosphere for the attendees, encouraging their participation with her and with each other. Her practical exercises demonstrated the positive techniques for public speaking that we already possess.
Her methods, which go beyond eliminating the anxiety and fear of public speaking, are being used to
strengthen speaking and presentation skills throughout our company. Her expert coaching changes the tense atmosphere around public speaking into a comfortable, relaxing one. By doing this she helped our employees visualize their fi.iture success in speaking.
Tracy H. Nester, Senior Human Resources AdministratorLitton Network Access Systems, Roanoke VA
Ruth Ludeman, Executive DirectorNational Association
of Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Fall Church VA