About Pam Terry
Pam Terry is CEO and Founder of The In Demand Speaker and NOWW Media, providing public speaking coaching and marketing strategies to coaches, consultants, CEOs entrepreneurs, and executives. Pam is a savvy marketing strategist with more than 30 years experience in marketing, public speaking, public relations, and systems development. Pam is a leader for improving communities, making the world better for all. Her moniker, NOWW, stands for Network of What's Working.
Pam has continually been in demand for her writing, marketing, and communications skills. In late 2011, Pam began her own speaker coaching business, creating and providing workshops, corporate training programs, individual coaching, and an online training system where she teaches her clients how to overcome anxiety in any situation, become confident, in-demand speakers, position themselves as an expert, and build business from speaking or build a speaker business.
Pam’s unique talent for getting to the heart of the matter, her 30 year career in marketing and public relations, and her life-long experience as a performer, speaker, and community leader, distinguish her as a speaker, coach, and trainer who knows how to connect, engage, and inspire people. She is an expert in helping people to prepare and organize their presentations and marketing strategy with clarity, confidence and impact, whether they are being interviewed or giving a presentation to a group or management. Her clients say that they find “value" and that Pam "exceeded my expectations,” “helped me to feel more confident speaking,” and “gave me freedom to be myself.”
Pam began displaying her marketing experience, skill, and talent in the 1970's when she worked in the consulting department of the then Big Eight accounting firm, Arthur Young, where she showed a penchant for required research, writing, and editing of proposals. Subsequently recruited by another Big Eight accounting firm, Touche Ross & Co., she was their first Marketing Coordinator, where, among other duties, she coached the firm’s partners on how to deepen their relationships with referral sources as a natural way to market. She was so successful in broadening the marketing department program that she was tapped by the national office of Touche Ross to train new marketing coordinators nationwide. While at Touche Ross, Pam was invited to write a chapter on how to create successful seminars for the book, “The Accountant’s Strategic Marketing Guide,” published by John Wiley & Sons, in 1986.
Pam’s interest in expanding her skills led her to become a marketing and public relations consultant (and public speaker) for local and national accounting firms in Houston where she coached and trained partners and managers on how to market themselves and how to sell professional services. During this time, she was recruited by a regional accounting firm to become their Marketing Director to manage the marketing activities for their two offices. As part of her marketing activities, Pam became a member of the Galleria Chamber of Commerce and began speaking regularly to large and small business owners on how to market professional services.
Her involvement in the Galleria Chamber included serving on several committees, including as the Chair of the Publications Committee, being a member of the Board of Directors, and, eventually, being hired as the Executive Director and President of the Chamber. As the head of the Galleria Chamber, Pam excelled in facilitating over one hundred events where she led meetings, introduced dignitaries, was MC of all Chamber events, and was interviewed on TV and radio. Pam’s ability to authentically connect with people and gain their trust was evidenced by her success to increase retention of chamber members from 25% to 75% in three years.
As technology began to take an increasing foothold in society, Pam left the Chamber to pursue a successful career in technology sales and marketing for the next 15 years, where she worked for notable companies such as Time Warner Telecom and Time Warner Cable. During this time, Pam worked probono as the Program Chair for the Association of IT Professionals and was co-founder of Techxans, a technology networking group, now called TechExecs. From 2008 to 2011, Pam worked for TechExecs as their National Director, putting on CIO Panel Forums around the country, serving as the moderator, and coaching and guiding the CIO panelists from major Fortune 500 corporations on how to have successful, engaging panel discussions.
In 2007, Pam took on an additional role as the Houston Regional Director and then later as the Chief Operating Officer of Powerful Women International Connections (PWIC), a woman’s leadership training organization that connects and trains women humanitarian leaders to expand their projects, thereby, improving more lives of at-risk communities. At PWIC, Pam successfully develops, directs, coordinates, and facilitates monthly luncheons, annual conferences, workshops, and teleconferences in addition to developing online training programs.
Currently, Pam is focused on her speaker coaching and training business. Her community activities include serving as President of the Board of the American Organ Transplant Association since 1999 and, more recently, as a member on the Advisory Board for Small Business Today magazine where she regularly writes a column on public speaking.
Pam has received numerous awards and recognition in the community including receiving top sales awards during her technology career, leadership recognition while at the Galleria Chamber of Commerce, and community recognition from Governor Perry, the City of Houston, and Houston organizations such as Service Cooperative Association as a “Houston Hero,” the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation, and the Wealthy Sisters Network as a community leader.
Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Pam has lived in Houston most of her life and enjoys working and being inspired. She has one son who lives in Los Angeles and a large family in Houston, in Texas, and in California. Her interests are varied and broad and include family, traveling, film/movies/TV, research, technology, computers, web development, continuous learning, health and wellness, and making a difference in people’s lives.
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