Women's Week Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker: Melinda Walsh
Topic: Once Upon a Lifetime:
Being the (S)Hero of Your Own Life!
If your life is a movie, who is the Director? Is the story unfolding as you imagined or would you like a different plot? Learn how changing your dialogue with yourself and others can re-script ordinary thinking into an extraordinary life. What does it really mean to cast yourself as a (s)hero? It’s about strengthening your connection with others, discovering your SuperPower, and claiming your role as the magnificent person you are!
Melinda Walsh, President of Melinda Walsh Communications, is a seasoned communicator who is well-versed in the art and profession of Story Styling. An award-winning veteran of the advertising and broadcast production industries, she has extensive experience both behind the camera as a producer, director and marketing strategist and in front of the camera as an actor and presenter.
Melinda’s experience gives her a unique perspective on the dynamics of communication as it pertains not only to mass media but to interpersonal relations. This unique perspectiveallows her a comprehensive understanding of the power of a well-told story, both in business and in life. Her professional training in communication-related skills includes study with Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin (Improvisation) and training in negotiation through Harvard Law School under Roger Fisher (Getting to Yes). In 2011, she was named “Marketer of the Year” by her local chapter of Sales and Marketing Executives International. In 2010, she received a Pinnacle Award from the Baton Rouge AdFed for her transformative work for one of her clients. She has appeared as talent in six feature films including The Brooke Ellison Story, the last movie directed by Christopher Reeve before his death. She was appointed by Mayor Kip Holden to the Advisory Board for the first ever Baton Rouge Film Commission, as well as serving as Chairman. You can find her credits on IMDB.com. She is a 22-year member of Screen Actors Guild.
Melinda refers to herself as a ‘Story Stylist’ by helping business owners to style the ‘story’ of their business in a way that increases sales. Those same marketing principles are used to teach individuals how to style their personal ‘story’ in a way that brings them the life they envision.