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Heidi Scholes

Position: Grant Writer, Boston

As an entrepreneur herself, Heidi Scholes understands the powerful impact of giving a young person the skills they need to run their own business. Heidi credits being able to start and run two successful businesses of her own with the skills she learned while participating in an entrepreneurial program similar to Build.

With years of rich and varied professional experiences, Heidi will bring a unique perspective to both the grant writing narrative and the Build Boston team. A team player she likes to help her teammates achieve the best work possible and is always willing to lend a hand when and where needed.

A lifelong and voracious reader, Heidi started writing many years ago, both personally and professionally. A novel is still high on her bucket list. She has been writing successful proposals for more than 5 years.  Her pet peeves are misuse of ellipsis and coming down to the wire on deadlines.

She currently lives on a small hobby farm with her husband, dog, horses and chickens.

VIDEO PREPARATION GUIDELINES

HOW TO RECORD

1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right

PRESENTATION TIPS.

- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

Follow positioning format Above

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