From the Boardroom to the Stage, How to Captivate and Engage Your Audience
By Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN
The ability to engage and captivate your audience, whether on stage with hundreds of potential clients or in a boardroom with just two decision-makers, is a critical element of a nurse entrepreneur’s success. However, many entrepreneurs don’t invest as much time in planning audience engagement as they do preparing the actual speech or pitch. In this presentation, I’ll teach the audience simple techniques they can use to build audience rapport and engagement in multiple settings.
As an international speaker and consultant, Dr. Renee Thompson tackles the clinical and professional challenges facing healthcare leaders today. With 26 years as a clinical nurse, nurse educator, and nurse executive, Dr. Thompson is an expert on workplace bullying, professional development, and clinical competence.
Renee is the CEO and President of RTConnections, LLC and has been repeatedly published, interviewed, and awarded for her work to educate, connect, and inspire current and future nurses. Renee is the author of several books, including “Do No Harm” Applies to Nurses Too!, and Celebrate Nursing: Human by Birth – Hero by Choice.
Renee received the Nursing Excellence award as a nurse entrepreneur to honor her work to eliminate workplace bullying, received the first Outstanding Nursing Alumni for Excellence in Leadership Award from CCAC and Distinguished Alumni, and was a finalist in the Healthcare Heroes Awards as a Healthcare Provider in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Her blog, RTConnections, has won numerous awards as a Top Nursing Blog “must-read” by the online nursing community.
Renee has a Masters degree in Nursing Education and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Pittsburgh. To stay connected with nurses, Renee continues to practice as a bedside nurse.