NAICS codes: 611430, 541612, 541611, 611699

COMMUNICATIONS

The Confident Communicator: Powerful Public Speaking and Presenting to Make Your Mark

Intended Audience: General audience

The most effective, engaging communicators are masters of presence, message and delivery. This keynote develops those skills by exploring fundamental communication pitfalls and methods to help you find your voice and project it with fearlessness. We start with mindset and confidence by identifying the five Impostor Syndrome competence types--the Perfectionist, the Rugged Individualist, the Expert, the Superhero and the Natural Genius. Presentation material and associated insights help the audience understand how their own type impacts their perspective and communication style. With a stronger sense of self, attendees can then focus on their delivery. We’ll dig into the “Seven Deadly Speaking Sins” and common vocal trends to avoid, so the audience learns new methods to elevate their message.  

 

Attendees with leave with:

  • An understanding of how mindset and visualization can build confidence for future communications, and techniques to deploy on their own

  • Awareness of the Impostor Syndrome competence types and how to overcome their specific challenges 

  • Knowledge of the latest vocal trends and common “Speaking Sins” that negatively affect delivery

  • Strategies to improve verbal and non-verbal communication  

Evict the Imposter: Managing Imposter Syndrome in Yourself and Others

Intended Audience: General audience

Have you ever thought of yourself as a fraud or a fake, waiting for others to ‘find out’ that you aren’t really as smart or talented as everyone thinks you are?  If you haven’t personally felt this way, chances are members of your team probably have. Impostor Syndrome affects the majority of women at work, but men can struggle with it too.  In a 2018 study, two-thirds of women suffered from feelings of Impostor Syndrome (along with almost half of men surveyed). It can hold you back from achieving your potential and wreak havoc on your team dynamic and business. 

 

A lack of confidence and self-worth is a major barrier to professional growth. Those touched by the impostor wand shy away from promotions, delay taking action, burn themselves out and more. That's why this keynote provides valuable methods for building confidence and managing Impostor Syndrome--whether it's for yourself or your team.  

Attendees will leave with:

  • An understanding of how pervasive Impostor Syndrome is and why it matters

  • The ability to identify the five Impostor Syndrome types 

  • Strategies for managing their own mindset and behaviors

  • Methods for managing team members with low self-confidence or Impostor Syndrome

Empathy at Work: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

Intended Audience: General audience

A wealth of recent research supports the value of empathetic workplaces: employees perform at a higher level and are more productive, engaged and loyal overall. Clearly there is a place for “feeling” in business culture—but how do you authentically promote, embrace and cultivate it?

 

This keynote explores how a ‘culture of care’ helps your organization prosper, and how investing in manager ‘EQ’ and workplace empathy across all of your people benefits the entire team. On a more personal level, we’ll detail strategies anyone can employ to handle difficult conversations while demonstrating compassion and sensitivity that establishes long term relationships of trust. Your team will learn reflexive listening skills and a structure to help their colleagues-in-crisis calm down and create a plan of action to move forward.
 

Attendees will leave with:

  • A clear understanding of the benefits of workplace empathy and knowledge of how to develop personal skills that embody it

  • Ideas on how to create a “Mindfulness Plan” to help employees be more connected to others and themselves

  • Reflexive listening techniques that demonstrate care and help teammates effectively problem solve