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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

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As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Public Speaking Made Fun with Ritzya

  • Mon, December 01, 2008
  • 9:45 AM - 11:29 AM
  • 40Plus Dupont Circle Office

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Ritzya

Public Speaking Made Fun

Speaker Website:

Join us in this delightful talk on the power of public speaking to enhance your career, "where public speaking means business." Audience participation is expected! (this is gonna be a fun one).


Ritzya, The Drama Coach

Ritzya Mitchell comes from New Rochelle, a suburb of New York City, by way of UNC-G, where she got her bachelor’s degree in theatre. Besides her professional acting career, Ritzya has been a successful administrator, sales executive, teacher and mother.

In addition, Ritzya has run a number of homebased businesses and ministries over the years. Among them have been a gourmet cookie business and a food bank providing free food monthly to hundreds of needy families and involving 150 volunteers.

Many careers later, she found she was always using the talents and skills she developed as an actress.

Business and drama merge in The Drama Coach™.

Her vision is to see her clients make a greater impact when speaking in front of a group by communicating with passion, purpose and polish. Today, Ritzya’s clients are as varied as businessmen and women, authors, entrepreneurs, and candidates for public office. She also works extensively with students preparing for national competitions.

Ritzya has worked on everything from the inception of a message through its delivery in front of an audience, bringing clarity and creativity to the end result. And always adding an element of humor and fun.

Here’s what some of Ritzya’s clients say about their experience with her:

"Thank you. Everything went super at the presentation regarding my book. Knocked 'em dead! The most often repeated feedback was that I put genuine emotion and feelings into the key points and stories which made them engaging, interesting and meaningful. That was your influence and coaching. I couldn't have done it without your specific and helpful suggestions!"
Dick Stieglitz, author

"What I needed was a catalyst to change my presentations from routine political rhetoric (i.e. boring) to inspiring, motivational and even memorable! Ritzya helped me to do that! Ritzya works not only with the presentation but also the content. She helped me present my ideas in a way that people would relate, understand and remember. I emphasize that she did not put words in my mouth, but helped me put my own ideas into a package that would engage my audience."
Patricia Phillips, Candidate, Virginia State Senate

“Transforming what you say from black and white to color.”™  703-887-1823

ritzya public speaking coaching and training

the drama queen goes green$

where public speaking means business!

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.
40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit

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40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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