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Essentials to Close the Black Achievement Gap
One ethnic group that has historically scored low on standardized tests is African American students and the official name for this disparity is The Black Achievement Gap. There are many systemic reasons why this gap exists. Janice Celeste offers solutions to help close the nationwide Black Achievement Gap.
Raising Successful Children
As heard on her national tour, Janice Celeste empowers women and parents about raising successful children. She's started Successful Black Parenting magazine in 1995 and has since raised three successful girls to become successful women. Hear her story, how families are changing and what to expect to prepare your children for the future to become successful adults.
TWITTER: Ditch Your Elevator Pitch. Create Your Twit-Pitch!
Format: ​Customizable. Typically between 45 minutes to 2 hours.

Did you know the average human attention span is about 8-seconds? That's less than a goldfish at 9-seconds!
Elevator pitches are too long and people tune out. This 45-minute workshop will help businesses develop a quick-pitch of less than 140 characters, including a hashtag that can easily be broadcasted on Twitter and used in-person as a quick-pitch conversation starter. You'll learn something about Twitter too! What's YOUR Twit-Pitch?

This program is perfect for:
​• Business owners or anyone in sales who must meet with the public about what they do for their company.

The audience will leave with:
• Knowledge of why the traditional elevator pitch doesn't work anymore.
• Their own customized Twit-Pitch.
• Best practices for networking with their Twit-Pitch on social media.

[This seminar requires A/V, which includes a projector and screen.]
KEYNOTE: The Desperate State of Female Mentors
With 10.6 million women-owned businesses there should be plenty of women mentors but there's not. The impact on the world with more females as business role models would solve the gender pay gap and substantially raise the GDP but women aren't stepping up in droves. What's the problem? Janice Celeste dives into the real obstacles that are putting women mentors on the endangered list and how we can solve this international problem.

1. To bring awareness to the lack of female mentors.
2. To spark insight of what the world would look like if we had more female mentors.
3. To show why we don't have more female mentors.
4. To demonstrate the damage being done without these necessary role models.
5. What the attendees can do personally and at their workplace to create change and change the world.

This informational keynote will spark change in the attendees to understand their importance in the world to create mentoring programs for women at their level and beyond. They will understand the impact of this initiative and that mentoring is not just a partnership for a young girl to partner with an executive but for woman-to-woman. They will learn that their life experience is enough to qualify as a mentor and they will be called to action to create change.
KEYNOTE: Success Secrets of Entrepreneurs
Format: ​Customized keynote address typically 30 minutes to 1-hour in length. Can be longer.

​What are the secrets to success when starting a new company?

Janice Celeste has interviewed more than 100 successful entrepreneurs and has brought their success secrets to you to mobilize your audience and inspire them through this seminar. The audience will leave with innovative techniques that can be used to achieve their own business goals.
This program is perfect for:
• ​Entrepreneurs and new businesses
• Those hoping to start a new business
• Encore entrepreneurs
• Established business owners

The audience will leave with:
​• Specific tips on creating a successful business
• Inspiration from others who struggled but were triumphant in the end
• Actionable change based on nontraditional business models

[This seminar requires A/V, which includes a projector and screen.]
Startup & Launch!
Walk-in to Startup & Launch! with a business idea and walk out with a plan. Whether you have an idea for a new business or an idea to expand your existing business, it doesn’t matter, Janice Celeste will help you to develop your idea to maximum capacity for take-off. Sometimes you just need another person’s perspective, input, ideas, tools and resources to ignite your next great idea, that’s what will happen when you attend a Startup & Launch! seminar given by the startup specialist, Janice Celeste.

[This seminar requires A/V, which includes a projector and screen.]