Priscilla Richardson

 

Who is Priscilla Richardson...

    She's a "recovering attorney"(although still licensed) with a passion to help others to success. Priscilla used to teach and practice law. The lure of freelance writing called, however, in 1984. Then in 1994 she started training in all kinds of communication/marketing skills. She turns participants' ideas UPside down.

    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.

    So her next foray into training was to help others tame their fear. This popular seminar and her many published articles have helped thousands put their speaking fear aside. To let their brilliance shine through.

    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.

    Today, with over one hundred fifty articles (and more coming all the time) she writes for print media as varied as Successful Meetings and The Practicing CPA, and for e-zines. Including her own.

    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.

    This diversity of experience the years has honed her ability to communicate and teach people how to do it effectively. She helps others write and speak for success. As she says


What clients say about Priscilla Richardson...

    Corporate training

      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.

      Thank you for all of your help with our letter writing.

        Cathy Greenberg, Director of Advertising
        The Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA

      Your coaching for the speech was very helpful. I feel that I really communicated an idea to people.

        Prab Jam, President
        Virginia 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.

      We highly recommend this seminar.

        Tracy H. Nester, Senior Human Resources Administrator
        Litton Network Access Systems, Roanoke VA

    Association training

      I think you did a terrific job with my all-day business writing seminar. I'll be back in touch in the near future regarding the courses I would like to have written and offer to my members via the Internet and regular mail.

        Ruth Ludeman, Executive Director
        National Association of Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Fall Church VA


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