Keeping Cool Under Fire©: A workshop to help professionals think on their feet

  • 16 Sep 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Golden Gate University, 536 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105 - Room 5207
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  • Members of SBODN, ICFSF, NSANC and BAHREC.
  • Current Golden Gate Chapter AND National Members - Please fill in your National membership ID# on the registration form.

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In this lively and fun four-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to manage performance anxiety by better understanding neuroscience, and you’ll practice your new skills through a series of challenging and fun “What If” scenarios designed to help you keep your cool no
matter how high they turn up the heat.

Presentations are a part of our regular work life: we’re pitching new ideas, asking for funding, rolling out changes. We’re presenting to leaders, partners, and clients. As we grow in our roles, we are looked to as thought leaders, asked to chair panels, and invited to do media interviews. How you navigate these and other high-stakes presentations can propel – or impede – your career.

When you are the one in the hot seat, how do you respond? Do you get buy-in, or do you freeze up? Can you turn critics into advocates? Can you handle tough Q&A, and win hearts – and budget – from your audience?

Fleischer Communications’ Masters class Keeping Cool Under Fire© is a lively, hands-on training course that will prepare you to read the room, think on your feet, and change course on the fly when you find yourself in high stakes situations.

In this four-hour session, you’ll learn how to:
  • Present a “sticky” message and fuel conviction
  • Understand performance anxiety through the lens of neuroscience
  • Build strong presence
  • Increase influence
  • Handle grandstanding participants
  • Present controversial or bad news
  • Cope when your presentation is cut short

Marianne Fleischer knows how to keep cool under fire. As a newscaster, she was once caught in a tornado and had to ad lib for hours while on the air! As a senior communications strategist she has advised leaders at Fortune 500 companies including
Genentech, Apple, WebEx, Esquire Magazine, Sony, and Stanford.

Ms. Fleischer has been a TV newscaster, a documentary and talk show producer, and a speech writer for the CEOs of Autodesk, Genentech, and Charles Schwab. A member of the Applied Improv Network, Ms. Fleischer’s workshops have the fun, interactive feel of improvisation mixed with short bursts of provocative TED-like mini-lectures.

Registration Deadline: September 15

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