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Author Chat - Reinvesting in Your Rhetoric with Jill Slye

Online event

$10.00

Reinvesting in Your Rhetoric is your guide to becoming confident, communicating clearly, and delivering the best speech of your career. By defining and understanding your communication baseline, the OCD Presentation MethodTM will allow you to become a better communicator and speaker, all while establishing a meaningful connection with your audience. Its memorable three-part application is designed to help you organize your message, develop audience-centered content, and deliver your message through your natural strengths and authentic delivery style. Author Jill Slye has both utilized and coached others through the OCD Presentation MethodTM and relishes in the success of her clients and students. She is dedicated to her vision of changing the world one speech at a time. Build your confidence with Reinvesting in Your Rhetoric, the only pocket-sized guide to public presentations you’ll ever need. Date and Time: November 5,[masked]:00 - 5:00 PM Location: Zoom Cost: Members: $5; Non-Members: $10

Empathy Works!

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$15.00

Empathy Works! Empathy is an important relationship skill, no matter what the circumstances. In crisis situations, such as living through a pandemic, it becomes even more critical. Within the current COVID-19 context, people are experiencing lots of emotions related to the uncertainty and loss of control in so many aspects of their lives. Empathy works to help people manage the stressors of this moment. Beyond the pandemic context, empathic listening improves your ability to tune into others and build relationships. And it is through relationships that everything happens. Empathy is the pathway to connection and influence. In this 1 hour workshop, you will learn: what empathy, as a skill, really means; what is looks like and doesn’t look like in action; the steps for empathetic communication, including an opportunity to practice, and what gets in the way of expressing empathy. Presenter Carol Salloway is the Founder of Performa Consulting Group, a Boston-based leadership development firm. She is an executive coach who works with smart, high performing individuals who are interested in continuing their leadership growth. With over 20 years of leadership development experience, Carol has deeply honed her coaching expertise. Her previous line management and extensive management consulting background enables Carol to bring a deep understanding of organizational and business dynamics to her coaching work. Carol earned an MBA from Boston University. She is a certified professional coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She is certified in the best-in-class leadership assessment instruments and processes. Date and Time: November 17,[masked]:00 - 5:00 PM Location: Zoom Cost: Members: $5; Non-Members: $15

How to Captivate Your Virtual Audience

Online event

$15.00

This is a mini-master class with extremely practical tools, insights, and tips you can start using immediately to be more effective at presenting online using tools like Zoom, GoToMeeting, Webex, and Skype. Now that more and more of us are moving to online communications, being more effective at using this medium is a must! Who should attend? Anyone who presents 1:1 or 1:Many online, especially people who want to use a webcam more effectively. In this webinar, you will learn: The secret to being able to start on time How to present to your webcam with confidence The little-known presentation hack you can only use online How to make the best use of your voice online The main keys to presenting your best self on camera How to leverage a 1:1 vs. 1:Many video presentation How to more effectively engage your online attendees using powerful tools This webinar promises to help you become more comfortable presenting online especially when presenting with a camera or webcam and when you find yourself in a 1:Many situation. These 3 bonuses are included: 1. Free access to AHA! That's How You Network 2.0 eCourse 2. Free access to The Handshake Introduction eCourse 3. A free copy of Harness Your Speaking Anxiety by Nathan Gold If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Gold here: https://www.democoach.com/contact/ or call [masked]. About the Speaker My name is Nathan Gold, also known as The Demo Coach. I hail from the San Francisco Bay Area and travel around the world coaching people for high-stakes speaking opportunities. I do this through keynotes, workshops, and 1:1 sessions both in person and online. Date and Time: December 1,[masked]:05 - 12:55 PM Location: Zoom Cost: Members: $5; Non-Members: $15 To attend, you must register here: https://www.westorg.org/2020-12-01-captivate-your-virtual-audience

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

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$15.00

One of the biggest problems faced by professionals, even though they are great at what they do and have great ideas, is the inability to get the attention of customers, clients and colleagues due to not being able to communicate effectively. But the problem is not really a communication problem, it’s a connection problem. Everyone communicates, but few connect. If you can connect with others: one-on-one, in groups, and with an audience – your sense of community improves, your ability to create team work increases, and your influence skyrockets. People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and get more things done than those who cannot connect. Leaders who have learned the art of connection are able to communicate their ideas persuasively, establish buy- in and attract followers. If you want to succeed as a professional, manager or business leader, you must learn the art of connection. Date and Time: January 25,[masked]:00 - 5:30 PM Location: Zoom Cost: Members: $5; Non-Members: $15, bluebird bio employees = free To attend, you must register here: https://www.westorg.org/2021-01-25-communication-impact-webinar

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