ROADMAP: Money Talk Interactive Workshop



  • If you're not getting enthusiastic responses to your company's message, come to this interactive and targeted workshop. Show up prepared to work! You'll leave this hands-on seminar with a tighter and more compelling pitch.

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    What is the SDForum Roadmap Series?

    Pat Kirkland (Bio), Founder, Skills for Success

    Everyone knows that the path to venture money is a little longer and tougher these days. One very important skill is how to concisely, professionally, and passionately communicate your business opportunity. How you present your company reflects on the management team, one of the key elements of a successful company.

    Come to this seminar prepared to work! The workshop is an interactive learning experience, where you will receive individual as well as group feedback on how well you are communicating your business. This seminar is recommended for any company that is pitching (or planning to pitch) their company to an investor, client, or strategic partner (especially those companies exhibiting at the Summer Showcase!).

    Come learn from Pat Kirkland, a repeat presenter at SDForum, and improve your ability to capture interest in your company in a short amount of time.

    Speaker Bios


    Pat Kirkland, Skills for Success

    Pat has been training and coaching senior executives, managers and individual contributors since 1984. She is an inspirational and energetic presenter and coach, who produces remarkable results in her participants.

    Pat's formal education is in Communications (B.A.), Hunter College, NY and Counseling and Career Guidance (M.A.), San Jose State University, CA. In 1996, she received her certification as an Ontological Coach. Clients include Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Macworld, Seagate, Kensington, IDEC, IDG Books, and many others.

    Event Logistics


    8:30-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
    9:00-1:00pm Interactive Seminar


    SDForum Center
    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113


    Seminar Track

    Management, Startup and Funded Stage Businesses


    Cost (Continental Breakfast Included)
    $30 SDForum Members
    $60 Non-Members

    To register by phone or use a coupon, call SDForum at (408) 494-8378.