Tell us a bit about yourself! How did you get started with your current career path/business journey?
Meet the #KillerPitchMaster - Precious L. Williams. To understand me is to understand my experience. I once weighed 327 pounds and somehow used my moxie, grit and determination to talk my way into funding for a company that didn’t even exist — Curvy Girlz Lingerie. I made this company a reality and my ability to think on my feet, boldly break the rules and tell a story has since made me the #KillerPitchMaster. Some also refer to me as the female McGuyver of business! Not only am I a 13-time elevator pitch champion, I’ve successfully appeared on “Shark Tank” and taken my company from $0 to multi-6 figures in less than 2 years. I’ve since watched my clients gain national and international media attention, secure corporate training contracts and launch their next beautiful NOW! Dropping Names Besides helping women entrepreneurs and business leaders, I also conduct corporate trainings, helping teams to create killer communication skills, craft messaging and understand how to pitch and build sales programs. I’m also a world-class speaker for global brands including: Harvard University, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, George Washington University, Intuit Quickbooks, NBC Universal, PwC and more. Never one to forget my roots, I give back by working with organizations like Bottomless Closet, the Bowery Women’s Mission and Dress for Success. Ain’t Nothing But Some Accolades I’m featured in a MasterCard “Priceless” commercial, am a 4-time Book of the Year Finalist, a Stevie Awards “Maverick of the Year” Silver Medalist, a 2021 Leadership in Action Awardee for Career Mastered and an ICABA 2021 Women of Impact Awardee.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why?
What’s a mistake you made early on in your career, or in your business, and what did you learn from it?
The first time I was successful, I was not comfortable in my own skin. I believed that because I came from the bottom, I did not deserve the success I was experiencing. I self-sabotaged and lost many lucrative opportunities because of my fear of not measuring up to what I thought I should look and sound like!
What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?
Executive presence and strategic financial planning
How do you invite others to take a seat at the table?
I call them up, text and email them to meet me at the Luminary so they can see the space, how warm the members are and interact. I invite them to #comesitatourtable. I even paid for my friend's membership because this space and place has reignited my soul and my business.
What is one thing you wish you knew a year ago?
That who I am is enough as I am!
What impact has Luminary made in your career? eg: Business Generated, Revenue, New Clients, Career Connections, Advancement Opportunities
My revenue increased 300% since being a member, I was able to shoot a Masterclass "Priceless" add campaign here, Yelp booked me as a Speaker because of the Luminary. The connections, clients, etc have blown my mind!!!!
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