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CreativeZen Presents Rosemary Ravinal In-Person

Friday, July 12, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am, Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Alvin Sherman Library: Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery
  Adults     NSU Sharks  
Discussion / Lecture   In-Person  
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About the Event

Please join us for this month's Creative Zen session featuring Rosemary Ravinal.

Rosemary is a former bilingual media personality, corporate spokesperson and communications executive who transitioned to her first love, public speaking and transforming lives. In 2019, she left her role as vice president of public relations for the entertainment division at TelevisaUnivision Network, the world’s largest Spanish-language media company, to establish her consulting practice helping individuals and organizations speak with impact.

She is recognized as Americas Premier Bilingual Public Speaking Coach after working with

hundreds of high-profile leaders in Spanish and English to fulfill their fullest potential when they speak. She was the first Hispanic contributing news analyst for MSNBC and hosted numerous award-winning radio and TV shows in the New York area before moving to the Miami area to work for Discovery Channel.

Rosemary’s drive to succeed as a communicator was fueled by a chronic stutter which haunted her well into adulthood. The journey from paralyzing fear of speaking to live network television and addressing audiences of thousands informs her “spirited” coaching method based heavily on self-love and respect for your audience. During the pandemic, she adapted her coaching model for the virtual stage and created the ZoomScore™ based on 10 essential elements of professional video meetings.

Her 2023 TEDx Talk, “Slay the Dragons of Bad Communication,” explores the real and imagined obstacles to natural and memorable human connections. As co-author of The Difference: Essays on Loss, Courage and Personal Transformation, Rosemary assembled an anthology of inspiring stories of resilience and self-discovery. Her next book, titled The Joy of Thinking Out Loud, which chronicles her struggles with stuttering, will be published in late 2024.

Rosemary’s community service work includes directing PechaKucha Night Miami, the Japanese style of concise visual storytelling popular in more than 1,300 cities worldwide. Since 2020, more than 1,000 South Floridians have been inspired by dozens of local creatives and thought leaders sharing their original stories onstage. A member of the National Speakers Association, Rosemary is also co-director of the Florida Speakers Association Academy and past president of Miami-Wynwood Toastmasters.

Rosemary was born in Cuba and raised in suburban New York. She made South Florida her home in 2000 and currently lives in Doral with her beloved silky terrier named Chucho. Her hobbies include independent cinema, collage art, gallery hopping, and tours of historic places.

Website: rosemaryravinal.com

Creative Zen was developed by the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation & Choose954 as a way to engage and connect the local creative community. Please join us for a thought-provoking presentation highlighting local motivational stories designed to connect, engage, and inspire all people.  Every Creative Zen event includes a complimentary guided meditation before a short inspiring and thought provoking talk during the second Friday morning of the month. All Creative Zen events are free of charge and open to the community, being creative is not required!

Parking in the garage is complimentary!  Light refreshments will be served!




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