Gravitas: Presentation Skills Workshop

Consulting Roundtable

February 25, 2010: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All of us, whether in consulting, businesses large or small, have to make presentations – for a proposal, a review of options, or a project overview and recommendations, etc. Yet public speaking is listed as the number one fear (ahead of death!) by a majority of people in the USA. How to regain your composure, focus your thoughts and deliver a compelling presentation? Gravitas.


Gleacher Center
Room 600
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Gravitas… it’s an old word, but a lot of new hype has recently developed around it, and it’s quickly making its way into corporate vocabulary. Catherine Glynn and Jeremy van Meter have coached hundreds of executives across a variety companies - including major international consulting firms, Fortune 100 companies, and not-for-profits– helping them develop gravitas and perfect their presentation skills and techniques. Coming from the philosophy that your voice is both literal and figurative, Glynn and van Meter will address such topics as: body language, verbal miscues, the power of the pause, and creating mantras. Giving you insight into how to strengthen and ultimately set your true voice free.


No Charge


Register Online

Deadline: 2/25/2010


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Registration & Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation/Workshop and Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Catherine Glynn and Jeremy van Meter (Speaker)
Co-Founder & Executive Coach, Voce Veritas, LLC

Catherine began her executive coaching career in 2005 and founded Voce Veritas, LLC, with Jeremy van Meter in 2008. She is also a professional (and award-winning) actor and has worked with the Chicago Dramatists, Collaboraction, About Face Theatre, New American Theatre, Chicago Humanities Festival, Riverside Shakespeare Festival, Creede Repertory Theatre, Austin Shakespeare Festival, and was an active member of the Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company in Austin, TX for over four years. Most recently, she has been seen in national commercials for Walmart, Sears, Kitchen Aid, Coors Bear, Assurant Health, and has been the spokes model for Stella Cheese since 2007. She taught Voice & Speech, Acting, and Viewpoints -- a form of movement based improvisation-- at the UT-Austin. She has a BA in Humanities from St. Benedict & St. John's University in Minnesota, and holds MFA’s from UT-Austin and The University of Delaware.

Jeremy van Meter (Speaker)
Co-founder, Voce Veritas, LLC

Jeremy is a graduate of Milligan College in Johnson City, TN and holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Iowa. In addition to being a professional actor, Jeremy has been an executive coach and adjunct professor since 2007. As an executive coach, he has served clients from the aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, environmental and pharmaceutical industries as well as professional and consulting services. Jeremy has also served on the faculty at The University of Iowa, Cornell College and Columbia College. In his nearly 20 years of professional acting, he has amassed more than 100 stage credits and been on the stages of more than a dozen theatre companies in the Chicago area, as well as three regional Shakespeare Festivals (Great River, Illinois and Riverside), Riverside Theatre, Lexington Children’s Theatre and The Barter Theatre in VA.


Rachel Patterson 


Other Information

Voce Veritas, which means “true voice” in Latin, is a communications consulting firm that works with companies and individuals on all aspects of communication. Every Voce Veritas course, whether one on one or in a group setting, is custom designed to meet each client’s specific communication needs. Public speaking goals are achieved through a systematic presentation coaching process that emphasizes customized care and assistance. In addition to presentation skills and gravitas training, other areas of coaching include: accent reduction, vocal development, transitional (interviewing) skills, cross-cultural training, and image consulting. Here are a selection of some of the group training workshops they have developed and taught over the last 5 years: • Presenting with Impact • Releasing Creativity • Building Client Relations • Confidence in the Workplace • Gravitas Workshop for Women • Mastering English • P-ESL (Pronunciation of English as a Second Language) • Storyboarding