“She…helped me storyboard my entire presentation and overall took the presentation a few levels higher than I thought my presentation could even go!”
I reached out to Echo about helping me out with my teaching demonstration presentation for a job talk interview for an assistant professor position. I felt decent about my slides but really wanted help in taking it to the next level… and boy did Echo deliver! She helped me really solidify a strong introduction that shifted focus from me to my audience, helped me storyboard my entire presentation, and overall took the presentation a few levels higher than I thought my presentation could even go! I ended up feeling much more confident about my presentation and, as a result, ended up doing a great presentation and getting a job offer! I will definitely be reaching out to Echo again in the future for any of my presentation needs.
Dana Linnell Wanzer, Evaluation consultant and Graduate Student // danawanzer.com
“Yes, I learned several critical skills to create effective presentations, but what means even more to me than tangible skills is the confidence I gained as a presenter!”
I am an undergrad of the mid 90’s who stumbled into the world of Powerpoint without any formal instruction. I spent my career as a diabetes educator inheriting mediocre slides from predecessors and colleagues while convincing myself that my slides were “fine” and my good oral presentation skills would just make up for my not-so-stellar visuals. Fast forward to my PhD program…I started giving research presentations and teaching courses…and this is when I started to feel that my lack of effective and engaging visuals was affecting my confidence as a presenter and teacher. Instead of taking action, I quickly brushed those feelings aside with excuses…”too busy”, “too much work”,”too hard to learn”, etc. It took landing my first academic interview and job talk to really get honest with myself and admit that I needed help…and fast! Enter…Echo Rivera! I can’t begin to describe how relieved I was to discover Echo and tap into her services to coach me through my job talk presentation. I am now a proud graduate of several of Echo’s programs as well as her 1:1 private coaching. Yes, I learned several critical skills to create effective presentations, but what means even more to me than tangible skills is the confidence I gained as a presenter! And…I got the job!
Amy Morel L’Horset, University Lecturer