Category: Communication Skills

Yes, You Can Become a Natural at Public Speaking

Seeing Patty Chang Anker speak at the Conference for Women, you would never guess that she still occasionally gets performance anxiety. “There have been times when I was in the bathroom before going on stage and felt like I didn’t want to come out,” says Anker, laughing. “Woolly mouth? Pounding heart? Dizziness? I’ve had them all.” Read More

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Podcast | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

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To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, explains how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential. Read More

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EXPERT EXCHANGE | Diversity, Equity and Race: Broadening Perspectives in the Workplace

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As the conversation around race and diversity in our society today continues to evolve, so does the need to understand how this impacts our roles in the workplace. The focus of this panel is to candidly discuss the challenges, address difficult issues and talk about how to make room for a constructive dialogue when bridging cultural and technical perspectives. Join this honest discussion and learn how we can all improve and learn from equity related issues we encounter daily. Read More

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EXPERT EXCHANGE | Let’s Talk About It! Understanding and Engaging the LGBTQ Community for Business Success

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Whether you are an LGBTQ-identified individual or an ally who wants to gain a greater understanding of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals in the workplace, this panel will offer one-of-a-kind insights from key influencers working in the tech community. Please join us as Megan Dickey guides a conversation revealing key stories, unique actions and successes related to engaging and honoring this diverse community for greater business success and a richer life. Read More

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EXPERT EXCHANGE | Gender Partnership: Engaging Men As Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equity

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By engaging men in advocating for more equal workplaces, we’re creating better leaders, stronger businesses, more fulfilling lives for both women and men as well as establishing a business imperative required at all levels from all managers. The stats are staggering, in terms of where women stand in the workplace even after all this time, and will need an all hands on deck approach to make the changes necessary for equality. Yet, while progress is slow, it is critical to understand that advancements are being made and this forward movement is not being solely spearheaded by women. This session will bring together top female and male diversity leaders from the Valley to share their firsthand experiences and contributions for achieving gender equity within their organizations. Read More

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The Power of Narrative in Selling Your Idea

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Being able to “pitch” your idea, in person or in writing, has become a critical skill whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager climbing the corporate ladder or a freelance worker looking for engagement. Everyone has the ability to tell a one of a kind story to make a good impression, convince an audience or make a sale. Join former journalist and news correspondent, Marie Perruchet as she outlines her proven methodology, with key do’s and don’ts. to sway an audience. Our expert panelists will share their stories and best practices for what works across industries and mediums.  Read More

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Reclaiming Civility for Professional and Personal Advantage

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Is there room for civility in today’s high-paced, heads-down, sound-bite, cut-to-the-chase world? The answer is a resounding yes. Civility brings financial, emotional and physical benefits. Join researcher and rudeness expert, Dr. Christine Porath as she leads a panel discussion on the costs and remedies for incivility. Read More

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Connectional Intelligence: Today’s Secret to Getting Things Done

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In today’s hyper-competitive world, smarts, passion and luck aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability. In this session Erica will share with you how to use Connectional Intelligence to enlist supporters, accelerate innovation, develop strategies, and sustain solutions to big problems. Read More

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Free Teleclass | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

Erica DhawanHarness the Power of Your Relationships
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:00-10:30 am

Eventbrite - Harness the Power of Your Relationships (Free Teleclass with Erica Dhawan)

To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, will explain how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential. Read More

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The Costly Mistake You May Be Making as a Boss

Christine PorathWhen you’re busy and under pressure, you might speak tersely, forget to smile and skip other niceties when interacting with your team. You think it’s obvious that you’re just trying to get things done, but your direct reports probably feel differently.

“Most rude bosses don’t know how they’re coming across because they don’t intend to treat their employees poorly,” says Christine Porath, a professor of management at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace. “They think they’re being efficient or they are behaving the way their role models behaved—or they may simply lack self-awareness.” Read More

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