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The Power of Persuasion

10:15 – 11:15 am, Auditorium

We can create our own destinies. Better communication and public speaking gives us the ability to seize every opportunity and aspire to new heights. So, whether pitching for new business, delivering a talk at a conference, raising money for our favorite non-profit, or communicating one-on-one, we can become a powerful force when we learn to speak with authenticity and confidence. Deborah will focus on how to become best-in-class through the telling of compelling stories, exhibiting command presence, and the use of intention. Since speaker anxiety affects 90% of the population, Deborah will address how to wrestle this demon and be seen as a leader.

Takeaways include:

  • The value of identifying an Intention and choosing the right Role
  • Debunking the myth that if you’re not an expert, you don’t deserve to speak on a topic
  • How to turn off the critical voices in our heads
  • Techniques for coming from behind and being out front
  • Why being polished and perfect can hurt us
  • The damaging effects of self-critical judgment
  • Practical tools to shorten your prep time and become a person of influence
  • Leveraging your emotional intelligence