WEST Wisdom Blog

Wow the audience every time – your brand drives your career

Posted by WEST Board Member on Jun 8, 2017 2:47:25 PM

As Warren Buffet says “You can improve your value by 50 percent just by learning communication skills and public speaking." And yet he was terrified of it.

Speaking in public whether we are speaking to a small meeting or a packed conference is daunting. Your presence and delivery are key to your success but you do not have to be a ‘performer’ to deliver a strong, authentic message. These skills can be learned and must be practiced, and practiced and practiced.

Women in science and technology often face a double challenge: building self-confidence and getting our inner critic to shut up; and, since communication skills are generally not included in science curricula, we have probably not received coaching in this area.

Boston based WEST is offering a workshop to help our community work on these skills. Join us to develop your communications skills. Learn all the important aspects of developing, practicing, delivering, and self-evaluating your presentations. You will even get the opportunity to give a short presentation and receive feedback!

The mission of Boston based WEST is to advance the careers of women working in the science and technology. Our members come from the biotech, high tech, pharma, engineering, and software industries to develop their leadership skills in a supportive network.

 
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Topics: Events, Leadership, Communication, Cambridge, Success, Presentation