Engaging virtual audiences:

Twenty Minutes on How to Project Executive Presence Over Zoom

Eileen Smith

MS National War College, MA George Washington University, BA Emory University


The work from home honeymoon is over.  Eileen Smith will help us improve our public speaking, executive presence, and body language.

We are excited to hear from renowned public speaking coach and former diplomat Eileen Smith, founder of Spokesmith, about How to Project Executive Presence Over Zoom.  Eileen will walk us through your physical office needs including camera angle, lighting, sound, and background, as well as how to project energy and engage an audience through a video conference.  Throughout Eileen's more than 20 year career in diplomacy, she has addressed advocacy groups, international organizations, members of Congress, and the press.  She is an experienced senior leader who specializes in preparing executives to deliver their most effective message through public speaking, executive presence, and body language.  Eileen's clients include businesses, think tanks, and universities. Her recent article in Fast Company has great tips about how to engage a virtual audience.

Q&A will begin at the conclusion of Ms. Smith's presentation   

Fee: Free to Harvard and Columbia Club Members, $20 for Nonmembers.

RSVP required HERE.

Cosponsored by:
  • Harvard Club of Washington DC

1604_1_.jpgEileen Smith’s keen insight into public speaking performance is built on her extensive policy and development experience at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Eileen has a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, a Master of Arts in International Politics and International Business from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University. Eileen also has a certification to skipper a 45-foot sailboat from the American Sailing Association.



October 28, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7pm


Washington, DC
United States

Caren Pauley