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Create Influence, On Demand


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration and Networking 
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - Announcements and Introduction
6:45 PM - 8:15 PM - Presentation and Hands on activities
8:15 PM - 8:20 PM - Q&A
8:20 PM - 8:25 PM - Takeaways & Retrospective
8:25 PM - 8:30 PM - 
Raffle Prize(s)
8:30 PM - Adjourn

PDU Info:

Category "B", 2 PDUs for PMPs and PMI-ACPs


This event includes FREE food and beverages!


Could you SEE a benefit in CLEARLY communicating 5x more effectively? Or, do you simply wish you could persuade stormtroopers these are not the 'droids they're looking for?

Would you like to influence how others perceive your company, your products, or even yourself?

Come learn some simple, yet subtle techniques to shift communication effectiveness by a factor of 5 or more. And while participants are advised away from initial use with stormtroopers, any VCs, angels, executives and clients *are* fair game.

In this interactive (that means audience participation!) session we’ll cover:

• Why this works

• Simple, verbal techniques to build rapport fast, over the phone, and in person

• Practice on how to build as well as break rapport (helpful to keep discussions concise!)

About the speaker - Bernie Maloney:

Bernie Maloney is an intra*preneurial leader who's helped grow businesses from break even to beyond $100M, leading through influence more than direct authority. He teaches Agile Product Development at Stanford Continuing Studies and consults with early stage startups, drawing on over twenty five years experience with firms such as Bell Telephone Laboratories, Hewlett-Packard, TiVo and Good Technology. A passionate advocate for the Lean Startup Movement, Bernie believes a little structure goes a long way, and that it's possible to Accelerate Genius in just about any person, any group, any industry and any Meetup.


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  • Jan

    This is a most in-depth NLP training though I'd come across this type of training in other seminars. It will take a lot of practice for sure... Thank you, Bernie. You have done a great job!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Nuansri

    Great topic. Bernie made it fun and entertaining all through the end.

    January 25, 2014

  • Karen F.

    So entertaining and informative!!

    January 24, 2014

  • Sharon W.

    I enjoyed Bernie's presentation and how he engaged everyone

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Rod V.

    Good to see you all, all the best for this year!

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Andrew W.

    A great topic. NLP is a way to equip ourselves with soft skills that no-one teaches you at university! In fact, as Bernie said, the great NLP practitioners are like Jedis of influence. Very handy as an agilist.
    Thanks to the organizers and to Yahoo too. Great venue.

    3 · January 24, 2014

  • Peter M. A.

    Fascinating starter kit of Jedi Mind Tricks, especially for aural digital type engineers. Must practice 30 second affinity drills!

    2 · January 24, 2014

  • Alicia W.

    Bernie gave an uplifting and insightful talk. Fascinating science behind human behavior. The interactive exercises were fun. I enjoyed the talk and meeting many wonderful people.

    2 · January 24, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Can't make it. And I'm frustrated because I wanted to tell people about the Practical Agile workshop I'm hosting in February and give some discount codes. Maybe next time.

    3 · January 23, 2014

    • Anita M.

      Sorry you couldn't make it...we missed you. Best of luck with your workshop! See you at the next event

      1 · January 24, 2014

    • Steve M.

      Thanks, Anita. I plan to be there!

      January 24, 2014

  • Larry k.

    The event was great Bernie provided an excellent training session that I am sure everyone walked away with improved skills!

    2 · January 24, 2014

    • Bernie

      Thanks, Larry!

      January 24, 2014

  • Astha

    Due to some last minute engagement I won't be able to make it . Will miss the great session ! See you all during next event !

    1 · January 23, 2014

    • Anita M.

      Astha, we missed you! Hope to see you at the Feb event.

      January 24, 2014

  • Bernie

    Want More? Let me know your interests via:

    2 · January 24, 2014

  • Viviane

    Thanks for the interesting and helpful Silicon Valley Agile Trends and Leadership networking Event.

    2 · January 23, 2014

  • Bernie

    I'm just curious: How will being able to Create Influence, On Demand bring a positive effect in your life & career?

    2 · January 15, 2014

    • Bernie

      And when you learn these by paying attention Thursday night, how will you and your friends reinforce them so they become a habit?

      1 · January 20, 2014

    • Eric O.

      Nice point, Shubhangi.
      I know such techniques can backfire if not used correctly, so I'm up for some practice first before actually moving to consistency. Hopefully, we'll also learn where to start, as well as do's and don'ts.

      1 · January 22, 2014

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