Arguably the most unconventional class at Virginia State University, a Historically Black College and University (HHCU) located twenty miles south of Richmond, thirty students in Career Launch learn by doing. Lisa Byrd representing Zenetex along with ten other companies on August 22nd facilitated hands-on small group role-play exercises for undergraduates. Consisting of elevator speeches, the hour long session accommodated the program’s aims to refine "soft skills", augment career awareness, and develop "real world" skills not often learned in a traditional classroom!
Lisa Byrd played an instrumental role in improving the students’ capacity to interrelate with other professionals and in doing it found a lot of reward. She remarked how it was rewarding to give back and to contribute to the students professional development. Jonathan Young, Director of Corporate Relations at VSU, said of Byrd, “Lisa stepped right in and connected with the students and was unapologetic in her critique of their performance and offered terrific advice.
Jonathan M. Young Director of Corporate Relations
Virginia State University
Reginald F. Lewis College of Business
I recommend Lisa Byrd for her Leadership skills. She volunteers to come to my annual Career Day event to talk to our middle school students about her career and inspire them to get into the computer field. She is a positive person that wants to give back to our youth and make a difference in their lives.
Ms. Bobbi Peck, 7th Grade Guidance Counselor
Carter G. Woodson Middle School
Lisa Byrd I'm really looking forward to seeing and hearing from you a lot from this coming year of 2019. You're a very good motivated speaker. You can really inspire and elevate this young society today on their purpose in life and setting the goals they need. I wish I had someone like you at my young age I got a lot of purpose from you. I can still reach for the stars their is nothing you can't accomplish as long as you stick to you goals.
My son also attend the speaking event with me. And it brings me so much joy to see his eyes light up. He is motivated he's ready to reach his goals. Thank you Lisa M Byrd for speaking into our lives. The only goal that can not be reached is when you keep up on it.rue warrior that I'm am. With God 's help I can do anything that I set my mind to.
My son also attend the speaking event with me. And it brings me so much joy to see his eyes light up. He is motivated he's ready to reach his goals. Thank you Lisa M Byrd for speaking into our lives. The only goal that can not be reached is when you give up on it.
I liked the experience base motivation. The way you told the stories about how everything that you've done in your past prepared you for your future. It was stories that has painted a picture which is now reality. Very Powerful!!
This is my assessment of your presentation. Darius is one of your best assets. He looks and conducts himself very professionally. He can comfortably talk to all ages. His introduction to you was great. He's an excellent businessman. He is serious when he should be. He multi-tasked well. Your projector was and is an excellent investment. Your presentation is a 10.
Your intro was great. I like how its part of your website. I love how you read it. Audience involvement was great. Walking around to people was great. Both Darius and your attire... great. Having the t-shirts on hand great. Optional - You may want to include pictures of your t-shirts (front and back) on the screen when announcing they're available. Everything showed you were prepared. Your presentation showed you are very comfortable speaking to people and very approachable.