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Leveraging Communication for Maximum Impact
Host: Laura Katen (CFA 1998)

Are you undermining yourself when you communicate? Do your speaking habits support or sabotage your success?

Within the first two minutes of speaking, your audience decides one thing: if they want to listen. How do you distinguish yourself, especially over Zoom, so that within those first two minutes you are perceived as confident, clear and credible? How do you immediately give weight and value to your words and exude presence? This session will highlight top tips for distinguishing yourself!

During this webinar, you will learn the following:

  • Undermining words and phrases to avoid
  • The four dimensions to look polished in a virtual setting
  • Quick tips for giving weight and value to your message

Thursday, October 6, 2022
1-2 p.m. ET
Zoom Meeting, Online

Registration required for this event. A Zoom login link will be provided in a confirmation email.

Register by Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

For event questions, please contact Tim Leonard.

About the Presenter

Presented by Laura Katen (CFA 1998)

Laura Katen, one of today’s leading experts in business communication, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the communication industry. She travels over 100 days a year for speaking engagements. She has spent the last 15 years specifically focused on helping individuals to increase self-awareness around the communication habits that either support their success or unconsciously undermine it. Ms. Katen works closely with corporate and global influencers spanning a wide range of industries, positions and geography. She speaks across core communication themes including Executive Presence, Communicating Your Credibility, Presenting with Impact and Navigating Business & Virtual Etiquette. She is the founder and president of NY-based professional development training company The KATEN CONSULTING Group, a certified 100%-owned Women Business Enterprise (WBE). Prior to co-founding KATEN CONSULTING in 2003, she began her corporate career in financial services at Merrill Lynch supporting the management of $100 million in client assets. She resides in New York and her most recent book “The Communication Habit: Strategies That Set You Apart and Leave a Lasting Impression” was globally launched by publishing powerhouse McGraw Hill.

Laura Katen 

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