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Monthly Meeting: Speaking on the Spot: How to Speak Effectively Under Pressure

  • 19 June 2015
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Medtronic, 710 Medtronic Parkway NE, Minneapolis MN 55432

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Speaking on the Spot: How to Speak Effectively Under Pressure

Gail Zack Anderson, Applause, Inc.

As trainers, consultants, leaders, and coaches, we are called on often to share an opinion, answer a tough question or make a case. If we have time to plan and focus, we do great. But often we are called on suddenly—in the hallway, in a meeting or literally in the elevator. And that’s when we can stumble a bit. Get tongue tied. Forget some of the points we wanted to make. It's aggravating.

Does any of this sound familiar? If it does, be sure to attend this session, as we explore strategies and tools for speaking under pressure. You’ll learn and practice ways to build your confidence from the inside out and outside in. You will discover ways to answer questions, even challenging or hostile ones, with more grace, aplomb, and finesse.

Join us as we discover the ins and outs of speaking on the spot.

Read more on Gail's blog  and we'll build on this topic as well as practice within our meeting session! http://www.applauseinc.net/six-reasons-you-need-to-stop-saying-thats-a-good-question

About the speaker:

Gail Zack Anderson, President of Applause, Inc. helps people who struggle to find their confidence, and who find it difficult to organize their thoughts and their words. No matter what you do, if speaking clearly and confidently is a critical skill, she can help you master it.

For the past 25 years Gail has been privileged to coach people from a wide range of organizations and functions, helping them to create compelling content and deliver meetings, training, or presentations with confidence and credibility.

Gail teaches train the trainer skills at the University of Minnesota, and she coaches Executive MBA students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota to help each one fine-tune their communication skills.

Gail has a MA in Human Resource and Change Leadership from the University of St. Thomas, and a BS in business from the University of Minnesota. Gail has served on the board of directors and is a past president for ATD-GTC.

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Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice, received one week prior to the event, you will receive a refund, less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations the week of the event are non-refundable.
Notice of cancellation must be emailed to KristinD@ATD-GTC.org. No-shows will not receive a refund


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