The Executive Speaking Presence

Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Gail Anderson, President, Applause Inc.

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What makes us gravitate toward some speakers over others? What is it that makes some people easy to listen to, while others put us to sleep? What can we do to be a great speaker?

This session takes an in depth look at what it takes to be a successful speaker today, and how to maximize your executive presence in front of any group. We’ll examine 12 key aspects of verbal communication that will help you succeed in presenting, leading meetings, training, and engaging others in successful conversation.

In this webcast, you will learn to:

  • Maximize your personal appeal by expressing a fine balance between strength and warmth.
  • Enhance your content by creating clear, compelling messages and delivering them powerfully.
  • Boost your impact by turning presentations into interactive and appealing conversations. 


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Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

President, Applause Inc.

Gail Anderson, president of Applause, is on a mission to help you find your inner superstar speaker so you can create and deliver presentations that deserve applause. After more than 20 years of coaching people from a wide range of organizations and functions, Gail knows she can teach anyone to create compelling content and deliver meetings, training, or presentations with confidence and credibility. She is determined to help others 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.

Gail has worked with individuals from a wide range of organizations and industries, including Agropur, BAE Systems/United Defense, Cargill, the city of Minneapolis, Delphi, Emerson Process/Rosemount, Faegre Baker Daniels, the Metropolitan Council, Optum, The Mosaic Company, the University of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas, and others.

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 ASTD-TCC. She is the author of the forthcoming book, SuperStar: How to Create and Deliver Winning Presentations.

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