Mariana Atencio Keynote Topics
Embracing Change, Reducing Anxiety, Reinventing Yourself (Virtual presentation)
In the wake of Covid-19, we have all - whether we wanted it or not- been thrust into a transformation. Being nimble, adapting, reinventing ourselves have been become key to our survival.
This isn’t entirely new to Mariana. As a breaking news journalist, she has been covering natural disasters, protests and mass shootings for over a decade. Mariana has been meeting people on what is probably the worst day of their lives. Yet, they’ve shown her incredible kindness, forgiveness and resilience.
In this very pressing talk, Mariana reveals what she has learned through these interactions and shares applicable takeaways for audiences to -re-act- to the current changes, to reclaim our power, lessen the fear of failure and to reinvent ourselves.
Human beings innately want to blend in – think back to being a child on a playground. Over time, we repeatedly minimize the traits that make us special until we can even lose our sense of self. Through her powerful speech on authenticity, Mariana will share how minimizing the traits that made her special prevented her from standing out in the marketplace. It wasn’t until she began to recognize and celebrate those differences, life began to shift. Mariana will teach attendees to flip the script and share the power that authenticity holds for an employee, inevitably strengthening teams and impacting the world. Mariana will also share insights of tapping into your authenticity in era of filters and social media.
The Power of Storytelling for People and Brands
After a 10-year career navigating traditional television and social media, having been awarded a Peabody for her work in journalism, Mariana knows how to tell an authentic story – one that will build bridges and create change. In this talk, Mariana will demonstrate how the same principles of authentic storytelling on television can be applied by brands to engage customers and employees alike.
For better or worse, an authentic story is what sticks. It is essential to our collective history. Mariana will teach the audience how the power of a message, spoken, written, recorded, will be ever present in our lives. Discover what kind of a lasting message YOU want to leave behind and how to make it stick!
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
One of the top challenges for executives nowadays is not only ensuring employee diversity and inclusion but also cultivating a sense of belonging. Employees who feel connected and valued are more expressive and liberal with their ideas. This sense of belonging fosters creativity; providing an environment where employees feel safe taking risks.
How does an organization successfully diversify its workforce? How can they reach underrepresented communities? As the only Latina National correspondent on NBC news, Mariana will share insights for executives on how to attract this diverse talent in the 21st century. She will share tools to help cultivate belonging – championing and celebrating workforce cultures and perspectives. As Mariana explained in her viral Ted Talk “What Makes You Special?”, we think that belonging should happen instinctively, but it takes work. Through exercises like “Your Top 3s”, which Mariana has engaged during global conferences like Spotify Annual Conference and United Nations Girl Up Summit, Mariana will guide attendees on how to discover their own magic in order to recognize and embrace it within their workforce talent.