As a professional speaker, I love presenting for professional women’s groups and organizations that attract upscale, savvy members. I’ve spoken for typical professions such as law firms, mortgage companies, financial planners, and CPA. On the unexpected side, I’ve presented to the women on the management track at Hensel Phelps Construction and the Society of Women Engineers.
As a sought after speaker on the topic of professional dress, the power of non-verbal communication, and personal branding, I also love teaching women shopping techniques and ways to expand their wardrobes without doing any shopping. Contact me for availability.
Speech and Workshop Topics Include:
Speak Powerfully, Before You Even Open Your Mouth: The Influence of Professional Dress*
Do first impressions matter? Of course they do!
Studies show that people start forming impressions of you within the first 3 seconds of seeing you. It’s not judging; it’s simply human nature. Once the initial evaluation is made, nothing in the content of your speech can change the initial impressions. Visual appearances are all we have to go on before we meet another person. Does the way you look communicate your personality and tell others what you would like them to know about you…before you ever open your mouth?
Learn how to use your image as your silent PR manager!
During this fun, interactive session, you’ll learn all about professional dress and creating strong non-verbal messages that will help you in your career. Of course professional dress is important, but we’ll go even further with exercises to discover your personal style. You’ll be able to dress professionally and still be you.
Armed with a new style strategy, your improved image will:
- Be an invitation to meet you,
- Allow you to be noticed by all the right people,
- Help you to be taken more seriously, and
- Show the world on the outside how amazing you are on the inside!
*All speech titles can be tailored to your specific group.
Shop Like a Pro and Look Like a Million Bucks!
Do you avoid shopping finding it painful? Do you come home from your shopping trips overwhelmed and exhausted?
Shop Like a Pro and Look Like a Million Bucks will teach you how to turn what you might consider a dreadful task into a tolerable, possibly even enjoyable one. If you already enjoy shopping, you’ll find these strategies can help you save money, be more efficient, and you’ll come home from your shopping trips happier than ever.
In this session you will:
- Learn how to shop for good values not just bargains.
- Discover the secrets for successful shopping trips.
- Find out how to plan a wardrobe that works for your personal style, lifestyle, and budget.
- Understand how to create the wardrobe of your dreams…and look like a million bucks!
Image Power, a book comprised of 20 chapters, written by 20 top image consultants from across North America, is an excellent companion piece to this talk. (A quantity discount is available.)
This presentation brings my chapter, also entitled “Shop Like a Pro and Look Like a Million Bucks,” to life with PowerPoint, clothing examples and plenty of lively interaction!
5 Easy Techniques to Unleash Your Inner Fashionista and Exude Even More Success!
Does any of this sound familiar?
- You stand in front of your stuffed closet certain “you don’t have anything to wear.”
- You feel like you’re in a rut wearing the same 6 outfits over and over because they’re easy, but you know you’re forgetting some of the fabulous combinations you have.
- You look in the mirror and notice that the woman staring back at you doesn’t reflect the put together, accomplished woman that you are.
If you answered “yes” then join me for Unleash Your Inner Fashionista and Exude Even More Success.
Unleashing your inner fashionista allows you to match who you are on the inside with how you look on the outside. You’ll not only feel more confident, but you’ll be able to tell the world how accomplished and successful you are all without having to SAY a word. And even though you’re already successful, having that extra little shot in the arm from bringing out your inner fashionista will allow you to create even more success all with the ease you desire.
I L-O-V-E to teach women just like you how to gracefully tell the world how fabulous they are through their wardrobes. From this talk you’ll be able to see exactly what you’ve got in your closet in a whole new way and you’ll be attracted to your wardrobe. You’ll be excited to dig in to create “new” outfits from clothes and accessories you already own.
I’ll be sharing my favorite strategies, insights and inspiration. You’ll learn:
- The #1 action you need to take to start loving your closet.
- The Academy Awards Styling method for a fabulous outfit every time.
- How to combine colors in new ways to create interesting, completely fresh outfits.
- To create a personal style recipe that you’re crazy for and is uniquely yours.
- To master the mystery of pattern mixing, from mild to wild.
This presentation is also available as a teleclass to your group if it is more convenient.
High Praise for Dana Lynch:
“I highly recommend Dana if you are planning a speaking event for a large group. She spoke at a Link to Share fundraiser and she was a big hit! Her knowledge about improving self-image will captivate the audience and your guest will leave motivated to make positive changes in their life and appearance.”
–Wendy Howard, Link to Share
“Dana has such great style and everyone loved her insight into fashion and image! As career women, it is so helpful to hear a professional discuss what is–and what isn’t–appropriate to wear in different work environments. We all had a great time and learned so much!”
–Beth Mitchell, Ambler & Keenan, LLC
“Dana brought energy & charisma to her presentation. Dana, your talk was relevant to job seekers, young professionals and seasoned business professionals wanting to add polish and panache to their look. I’ve received great feedback on the energy and charisma you brought to your presentation and your knowledge of style and fashion. We’d love to have you back!”
–Christine Pacheco, Assistant Director, Career Services
“Thank you so much for joining us today. We appreciate your words of style wisdom! Thank you for all you do for all of us women to bring out the best look for us.“
–The MOPS group from St. John’s
“Before I met Dana I was longing to have a more complete and stylish look for myself. A co-worker invited me to meet Dana, and now I have a better understanding of how to make my closet of clothes completely my style. I also feel I have a better idea of what I need to add to what I already own to help make multiple looks to stretch my dollars. Dana’s advice was easy to understand and apply! If you need help with a professional or casual dress makeover, Dana is the one to help you make your look stand out!”
“Thank you for taking some time to speak with our students on tips and tricks for professionalism and wardrobe. It was an enjoyable and informative presentation!“
–The Art Institute of Colorado
“Thank you for your presentation on color! We appreciated how you challenged us to add some color to our wardrobes with grace and compassion. You made it easy to do, not scary at all to take that step.“
–Deb Sloan, Women, Wine and Wellness
“Thank you for a great presentation. I know that the students were impressed with your talk. It was professional, informative, and the slide show was great. It really added to the message. Thanks again for being such an important part of our Student Career Opportunity Night.”
–Nicolette D Rounds, CPA, AFWA
Images courtesy of Patty Howe and Coreen Zuniga.