Ellie's CPR & First Aid Training, LLC
Class: 2013 Winter Accelerator
Ellie's CPR & First Aid Training is a small business in the area of Merrimack Valley that offers Training in CPR, AED and First Aid. We are part of American Heart Association. We teach the general public the skills that is needed in case of an emergency. People will obtain a two years certification.
Today I want to start with a personal story.
I'm the youngest out of 6 children. My parents only finished second grade and they worked in the farm from a early age. I know what it is to see your parents working hard in order to see your children suceed. All my brothers and sisters went to high school, but none of them graduated. It was my parents dream to see me graduate. Little they knew that their youngest daughter was not only going to graduate high school- but also college.
I wanted to work hard on my education. Not only to sastify myself- but also my parents.
I no only love the hospital or the clinic. I also love training people on how to save lives. I'm very grateful to say that not only did I graduate from college, got a job and now concentrating in my own business.
The accelerator program:
I've done many things on my business since I started the program. I try to implement every single thing I learn every week. I told you last week that I got nervous during my pitch last month. I thank the Accelerator program for bringing Todd Fry last tuesday to talk about Public speaking. I learned many things and I'm not as nervous as before to stand in front of people and do my pitch. Here are some key points:
- If you mess up- don't re-start (past experience)
- find the threat of the ark of the presentation
- Keep slides very minimal
- give yourself time markets on my notes
- Practice a bunch of time and measure your time
- Audience need to be brought in to see what you want them to grasp
- Stablish people mind that there is a problem (there is something out there that need some change)
- Important to invite people to participate in a story
- make sure you are framing the argument you are making in a participatory matter
- Pitch begins when people see you (everything you do send massage) as soon as they see you you start the pitch
- Use your hands (use your belly bottom as a reference)
- variation in tones
- Movement is a visual transition to the next paragraph
- selectively break people's expectation
I also loved our class on thursday. Lydia and Josh did a great job sharing their stories and also answering our questions. One thing that I identify myself with Josh is that he loves his primary job. He worked so hard to get there that he does his business after working fulltime. I love what I do and that's why I want to teach the community how rewarding it is to save someone's life.
One more until the program ends. I have lot of work to get done. I can't wait to see what I'm going to learn this week!
“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.