Author: Elizabeth Macdonald
Elizabeth Macdonald is a published author, business communication specialist, and the founder of Applied Wisdom Consulting, providing coaching and training in business communications and resume services. She has over 15 years’ experience teaching business/managerial communication to 6,000+ MBA students at the top-ranked Thunderbird School of Global Management, and has developed executive programs for Intel, American Express, Henkel and First Solar. Elizabeth has traveled to over 50 countries on 4 continents; her extensive international experience greatly benefits clients as they position themselves for success in today’s global business environment.
As the Director of Business Communication at Thunderbird, Elizabeth delivered innovative and effective programs, tools, and strategies.
With a Master's degree from the Monterey Institute, and a BA from Bryn Mawr, Elizabeth lead Peace Corps training programs in Europe, Asia and Africa, and was later hired as the youngest Sector Specialist for Peace Corps in Washington DC, responsible for training staff and developing innovative, sustainable education programs world-wide.
In one-on-one coaching, Elizabeth is known for her strong insight, helping others better understand themselves personally and professionally – whether developing a presentation or preparing a resume with impact.
Don’t take offense, but your audience does not hang on your every word when you deliver a business presentation. Research shows that people’s minds wander about every 22 seconds — no matter how powerful the message. One reason is because…