Written by HBA member Norell Velez
On 25 April 2017, HBA Tampa had the pleasure of hosting the networking and professional development event called “Executive Presence: Own the Room, Be Influential and Leave and Impact.” We were honored by the presence of Pilar Ortiz, a well-known executive and leadership coach located in Tampa, FL. She is most known for her former role of director and anchorwoman of Noticias Univision in Tampa.
Pilar started her career as a Columbian journalist, notably covering Pablo Escobar becoming an expert on “how to own the room” throughout this time. During this event, Pilar shared her many insights and tips on how to own the room, influence others, and leave a positive impact. Through her interactive exercises and practical tips, the participants were able to focus on specific topics such as active listening, being aware of your body language and charisma to become authentic in your delivery. The event was a great success and many of the women left eager to try some of the new tips provided by Pilar.