We had the good fortune of connecting with Rosemary Ravinal and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rosemary, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Elite executives are often the most resistant to improving the way they communicate. Public speaking remains a lagging skill for many, and I have created methods to break the impasse and help them shine at the podium, or the screen. After many decades as a successful communications leader and bilingual spokesperson at major companies, I left the corporate world to follow my love for public speaking and executive coaching. I believe that powerful public speaking is transformative for the speaker as well as the audience. My greatest satisfaction comes from seeing an executive advance to a higher level of confidence and authority–and that I have had a role in that improvement.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Public speaking is the foundation of leadership. It has been that way throughout the ages. Today, speaking before live audiences goes hand-in-hand with virtual public speaking. Love it or hate it, video conferencing is here for the long haul. And leaders need to be good at it to succeed in the new workplace. The ability to convey executive presence, authority and expertise on the small screen has become an indispensable skill for communicators. That’s where I come in with my bespoke training methods and Virtual Communicator Toolbox. I believe in harnessing the authentic qualities and personality of every speaker. That is where the magic happens. I specialize in bilingual (English-Spanish) communications and provide customized programs to C-suite executives and small teams. In business for two years, I delight in seeing my clients improve and step up to the virtual or physical podium with confidence, energy, and impact.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For food, I would go to two extremes: Sanguich de Miami , 2057 S.W. 8th Street, is a modern take on classic Cuban sandwiches. The menu is clever and delicious, the service is impeccable. Joe’s Stone Crab is the iconic Miami Beach eatery famous for its cold crabs with secret sauce. Their key lime pie is divine.
The itinerary would include a walk through the Miami Design District, A tour of the Perez Art Museum and a Biscayne Bay boat ride at sunset with a special visit to the boat basin in front of the historic graffiti covered Miami Marine Stadium.
A wallcast concert of the New World Symphony at Soundscape Park and champagne picnic would be the culmination of a magnificent day.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Achim Nowak, my business coach, who got me to the launch phase.
Suzanne Jewell, marketing coach, who guided my brand strategy.