April 9, 2014
MARIA CARVALHO CAPTURES SPEECH TITLE
HONOLULU, HI — Maria Carvalho, Vice President of the Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) and Product Development Manager for 21st Century Insurance / Farmers Insurance Hawaii, Inc., recently won the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) Region VIII CWC - Communication Speak-Off Competition at their annual conference in Fresno, California. CWC is a highly prestigious program which allows participants to enhance communication skills by preparing and delivering oral presentations.
Carvalho won the regional level competition by presenting a three-minute prepared speech and completing a one-minute impromptu speech. She will go on to compete on the national level with the winners representing the other eight regions of IAIP. The International CWC Speak-Off will be held during the National Convention in June, in San Diego, California.
The Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals is the local chapter of the International Association of Insurance Professionals. Founded in 1947, the mission of IAIP / HAIP is education and alliance. The organization provides professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances, and other opportunities to make connections with individuals of differing career paths and levels of insurance experience. Members are actively involved in many community service projects and provide support to non-profit organizations. For more information, visit its website at: www.haipro.org.