ULI Boston: Women's Leadership Initiative Speaker Series Program


Thursday, February 27th, 2020
to Thursday, April 9th, 2020


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Whether your goal is to secure a keynote speaker slot at an industry event, feel more comfortable participating on panel discussions, or if you simply want to be more effective at presenting your thoughts in group settings, this three-part speaker series is for you.
This program is being funded by the ULI Women’s Leadership
Initiative Hines Innovation Grant program. Registration is required!


February 27

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Session 1

March 26

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Session 2

April 9

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Session 3

You are invited to join Kristen Daly from KDaly Communications for a three-part speaker series that will give you the confidence to stand in your own light, be comfortable with your own speaking and presentation style, and the focus to stand in front of an audience. At the end of training, be prepared to be authentic, be vulnerable, and believe in what you say—in whatever environment you find yourself. The three sessions, described below, will build on each other and culminate in presenting the content you have developed (with Kristen’s help) to the group. The program is designed so that everything is done in a safe space where you will receive constructive feedback that enables
you to choose how you want to present yourself and your materials.

**This program is being funded by the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative Hines Innovation Grant program and each session builds on the previous session so in order for the program to be successful, it is critical that you make every effort to attend all three of the sessions. Registration Required!**


Location: EY Boston Conference Center (200 Clarendon Street, 23rd Fl, Boston, MA 02116)

Session 1:

  • How to create content that makes people listen from the second you open your mouth
  • How to understand your audience so you are speaking to what matters to them
  • How to use tried and true methods to keep the content flowing and interesting
  • Understand how the stage can work for you and how it can gobble you up if you let it

Session 2:

  • How to steer the conversation
  • How to answer questions on a panel and still convey your personal message
  • Slide or no slide? When a slide is your friend and when it is your crutch
  • Peer and pro feedback
  • If you don’t believe it, no one will. Honest content that is not memorized but engrained in your DNA.

Session 3:

  • Real time no stop presentations
  • Brief feedback at the conclusion of presentations
  • Written individual notes for presenters

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Kristen Daly

Principal, KDaly Communications, LLC

Kristen Daly has over 25 years of experience in communications. From her 15 plus years in broadcast journalism to her career as PR executive to her award winning speechwriting…Kristen is a sought after partner to numerous top level executives and brands. She is known for her straightforward style and proven methods for effective and impactful messaging. Kristen allows clients to zero in on their audience, find their voice and deliver the words that matters.