ASQ Atlanta Virtual Section Meeting - 25FEB2021

Your Elevator Speech
Presented by Peter Sherman
Managing Partner, Riverwood Associates, LLC

Picture the last time you introduced yourself for an interview, to a professional colleague, or a prospective client. How successful were you? Enter the elevator pitch. One of the most popular communication networking tools for interviewers, entrepreneurs or anyone in today’s business world.

In the time it takes to ride up a couple of floors in an elevator (typically 20 seconds), you’ve got to nail it. Learn to build your own effective elevator speech using this proven 3-step approach. Webinar includes accompanying article in ASQ Quality Progress, October 2016.

Keynote Presentation
Building a Convincing Business Case
Presented by Peter Sherman
Managing Partner, Riverwood Associates, LLC
Quality professionals are expected to use financial data in their daily decisions to drive their business. But many managers have not been trained how to recognize different types of costs and benefits, how to calculate return on investment, or put a business case together. Don't let your fear of finance get in the way of your success.

In this interactive webinar, Peter Sherman will guide you through a 5-step framework for building a convincing Business Case. Prior to the meeting, attendees complete a short online Test Your Knowledge Business Case Skills assessment. Webinar includes accompanying article in SCMNow Magazine, Q2 2020.

Here is the link to the online test: ASQ Atlanta Business Case Assessment

Where? On-Line Only
How? Zoom
The 2 hour workshop and presentation begins 6:00 PM.

The cost for this combined session is $20.00 and will earn 1.0 RU attendance that will be sent the following day. Payment will be through the new ePly system using a credit or debit card.

About the speaker:
Peter J. Sherman is Managing Partner of Riverwood Associates, LLC ( - a Lean Six Sigma training and consulting company based in Atlanta. Peter brings more than 25 years of experience successfully leading process improvement programs. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, and ASCM Certified Supply Chain Professional.

From 2010-14, Peter served as Director of Process Excellence for Cbeyond Communications, a publicly traded, $500M revenue telecommunications provider, based in Atlanta, GA. Previously, Peter was a Master Black Belt with AT&T’s Product Development Group for 10 years.

Peter began his career in Japan as a visiting M.I.T. scholar in 1986-87. There he worked with Dr. Edwards Deming, the noted American Quality expert and learned Japanese quality practices, including the Toyota Production System and Kaizen. Peter served as Lead Instructor at Emory University's Six Sigma Program in Atlanta from 2008-11. From 2010-11, Peter served on the iSixSigma Editorial Advisory Board. He is currently the author of the Association for Supply Chain Management SCMNow Magazine’s Operational Excellence column. Peter also serves on the American Society for Quality’s Quality Progress Magazine Expert Answers panel. He has authored more than 70 articles on Lean, Six Sigma and quality.

Peter holds a B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida, a Master's in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Georgia State University. Since 2014, he has been Section Chair and Programs Chair for the Atlanta ASQ. He is a senior member of ASQ and a member of ASCM.
News Greater Atlanta Section 02/10/2021 5:18pm CST


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