After fleeing Cuba as a child, I spent three years in a boarding school where no one spoke Spanish. Traumatized, I developed a stammer and forgot much of my Spanish. Speaking English without stuttering became key to my survival in the U.S. Years later, as a junior publicist, I was petrified when a TV crew interviewed me in Spanish. Determined to be fully bilingual, I got a voice coach, took immersive Spanish classes in Latin America. I became Hispanic campaign spokesperson for major corporations. Now, I want to combine my communications and on-camera savvy to help broaden your impact as a speaker.

Rosemary Ravinal’s professional services address gaps in presentation skills, public speaking and media readiness among C-suite executives in bilingual, bicultural settings.  As a communications expert, she brings more than three decades of experience in the U.S. mainstream, Hispanic and Latin American markets, and has held senior public relations positions at multinational corporations, non-profit organizations and agencies in New York and South Florida. An accomplished media readiness trainer, public speaking coach and spokesperson, she has worked with organizations such as Univision, HBO, A&E Networks, Azteca America, Merck, Goya Foods, National Pork Board, Toyota North America, Sony Ericsson, Discovery, AT&T, and Florida Crystals. She is past president of the Hispanic Public Relations Association and has lectured nationally and written about Hispanic marketing, multicultural competency and Latina empowerment.  She was a contributing news analyst for MSNBC cable news network and hosted various award-winning local public affairs television and radio shows.

Rosemary holds a Master of Science in Global Strategic Communications from Florida International University and an undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism from Adelphi University.  She is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America and a member of its Counselors Academy.

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