"Given that I have had many opportunities to participate in many similar types of engagements, it is very clear to me that we were all were the beneficiaries of Gilda’s extraordinarily effective skill, expertise and style while serving as our facilitator. Gilda seemed extremely well trained in the art of facilitating and never detracted from our effort in any way.
I was particularly impressed that by the time Gilda entered her facilitator role during day 2, Gilda had already successfully gained trust and respect from all of us. Clearly this accomplishment enabled Gilda to successfully take the disciplined and directed demeanor manner she assumed.
Simply stated, she was, by far, the best facilitator I have ever experienced."
Kenneth G. McGee
As a seasoned executive, I have given many presentations but I knew I needed help in refining my message to make it more strategic and delivering it with confidence. Gilda walked me through a clear, easy-to-follow process for creating and practicing a presentation.
After working with Gilda, I know how to design and confidently deliver a presentation that connects with the audience and communicates my message, whether I am speaking at award presentations, soliciting contributions from corporate donors or providing education to my team. I highly recommend her.
Congratulations on the excellent presentation given at the SNEC conference. Presentation skills are so basic to what a project manager does it continues to amaze me that there is so little emphasis on such a critical PM tool. Your presentation was very entertaining as well as educational – the best kind! Thank you for your excellent contribution to the conference attendees.”
Director of Corporate Sponsorship
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you, and to let you know how helpful the “How to Schmooze” workshop was for me. It has completely changed how I approach networking events. Rather than spending most of the time speaking to people I already know, or standing in the corner of the room looking at my phone, I now feel comfortable and confident in approaching people and making new contacts. In fact, after using your techniques at a number of events, I can now honestly say that I look forward to networking events, rather than dreading them. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!”
Aleksandr Y. Troyb, Esq.
Gilda did a fantastic job at making the audience think about what is important to them, and how life is too short (~28,000 days) to delay goals. I highly recommend that you hire Gilda as a speaker.
Gilda’s workshop was effective primarily because Gilda modeled what she was talking about. She had great stories. She paced the presentation really well. She modulated the volume, tone, timing of her speech, use of humor, etc. Among the valuable things I learned, I will definitely work on having stories well thought out before I speak.”
Anne M. Wilkins, CFP
Investment Advisor Representative
"Gilda is an excellent resource for our employee skill building and development. We first partnered with her to teach our team how to develop and deliver more effective, clear and concise presentations. The results were so good that we brought her back to do more presentation skills training with another group of employees and also our finance team which was preparing to present overseas to International customers and colleagues.
Human Resource Manager
“Gilda was a great resource in developing my presentation skills. She simplifies things so that they can easily be remembered and implemented. Not only that, she is an absolute pleasure to work with. If you are looking for an organized, honest coach, look no further. You will see results!”
Director of Sales Operations
Gilda Bonanno’s webinar on Executive Presence for Leaders: Communicating with Confidence, Competence and Composure for the Manhattanville School of Business Women’s Leadership Institute was truly invaluable. Gilda herself is an example of a great communicator. Her webinar had excellent content and the presentation was organized and enjoyable. I would highly recommend Gilda for any communication training.”