Quick and Easy Tips for Speaking in the Virtual World


The pandemic of 2020 has thrown us into a virtual world ruled by a myriad of challenges for which we were never prepared. Maybe you’ve been speaking in person for quite some time and doing well. How hard can it be to transfer your speaking to the virtual world? It can be very hard. The virtual world puts a number of restrictions on your speaking and also provides a number of advantages.

In this talk, Frank DiBartolomeo will describe the various virtual communication methods (they’re not all video platforms), describe the pros and cons of virtual communication, and provide numerous, practical, and immediately usable tips to enhance your virtual presentations.

It is challenging enough to speak in person. However, when your speaking is in the virtual world, it behooves you to think of ways to stand out in your virtual event!

Free – $15

National Small Business Week Virtual Conference: Preparing for a Stronger Tomorrow: Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation


Join the U.S Small Business Administration for a variety of educational presentation and panel discussions that help both new and existing businesses to recover, adapt, and innovate in this challenging time. 

Attend this free, online conference to meet the U.S SBA's 2020 Small Business winners from across the country, learn new business strategies, meet other businesses owners, and talk with industry experts. 

Forefront 2020


Forefront brings together leading capital sources and industry changemakers working with some of the country’s most innovative startups and who are committed to advancing efforts that build inclusive and diverse entrepreneurial ecosystems.

$75 – $395

A Discussion on Trade with Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe


Please join the VAIBC online via Zoom platform for a discussion with Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on trade, business challenges and opportunities for growth. This is a great opportunity to hear insights from the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth.

$15 – $20

Franchise Ownership 101 + Work-from-home franchises!


What does it take to be a successful franchise owner in the DC Metro area? Whether you are interested in franchising as a full-time business or semi-absentee investor, learn what […]