What you will learn:

There are common pitfalls that arise in communication whenever we're working with others. The first step is to identify them (so we can do something about these habits!).

This Elective invites the audience to explore their own habits and walk through each mistake. We will explore pitfalls such as: the curse of knowledge, missing the point with too much detail, and the biggie: unspoken expectations and assumptions.

Most of us have had the experience where we thought we were so clear and yet the message didn't land; learn how to avoid this situation moving forward. This Elective will show employees what's missing in communication and highlight the big mistakes so they can be avoided.

About the instructor:

Karen Laos is a communication expert and confidence cultivator. She is fiercely committed to equipping women in business to stop holding back and start speaking up so they get promoted and win the deal.

Karen works with all genders to communicate with confidence and build teams that trust one another. She specializes in how to influence: giving leaders the tools to know what to say and how to say it.

Karen got her start in human resources at Gap Inc and then found her passion for corporate training at Decker Communications, where she led a team of facilitators and traveled the globe consulting professionals on their communication skills. At 52, she left her corporate job to pursue her mission of eradicating self-doubt in 10 million women within 10 years.

Over her 20+ year career, Karen has gained rave reviews from clients such as NASA, Netflix, Google, Facebook, Bank of America, and AT&T. Karen is the author of Trust Your Own Voice: Growing Your Influence Through Confident Communication. Her podcast, Ignite Your Confidence, equips corporate leaders to speak up and stand out in the boardroom and beyond.

Karen’s style is approachable and engaging. She connects quickly and leaves audiences feeling empowered with practical tools they can apply immediately. Fun fact: To follow her dream of living in Manhattan, she rented an apartment for a month to celebrate her 50th birthday.
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Suggested Length90 min
# of Employees75
FormatLive

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