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Monthly Program | Speak for Yourself: Why Speaking Up at Work is Challenging and What to Do About It!

  • 16 Aug 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Ivy Tech, 2820 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis


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Speak for Yourself: Why Speaking Up at Work is Challenging and What to Do About It!

Facilitated by Alexandra Rufatto-Perry

Friday, August 16, 2019

Research shows that in a typical group of six, two people do over sixty percent of the talking. As the group grows in size this effect becomes more and more magnified. Is your voice being heard? You know that speaking up impacts organizational performance, commands respect, strengthens your influence, solidifies your brand, brings unexpected opportunities and accelerates your career. So why don't you do more of it? Every day you have the opportunity to speak for yourself and others. Whether you're talking to one person, a small group or the entire company, your voice deserves to be heard. In this highly interactive workshop, you'll discover why speaking up is challenging for many. You'll get Alex's go to list of fifteen immediately actionable steps to help you start speaking up right now and you'll participate in facilitated practice scenarios to help you learn to speak up.

Participants will:

  • List the challenges associated with speaking up at work
  • Identify the benefits associated with speaking up at work
  • Learning fifteen action steps to improve their ability to speak up
  • Practice speaking up in real time scenarios

Meet Alexandra:

Alexandra Rufatto-Perry is the owner and CEO of Practically Speaking, LLC, which helps executives and their leadership teams develop the communication skills necessary to command rooms and deliver captivating messages. Alex is a highly-acclaimed motivational speaker, facilitator, and mentor, using strategies she learned in nearly two decades of studying powerful communication in workplace settings. She is a nationally certified Speech Language Pathologist, has a background in adult neurology and emotional intelligence and is an EQ-I 2.0 certified administrator. Most importantly, Alex blends her scientific approach to executive presence and public speaking with her love of storytelling, laughter, and humor into her professional development work with individual clients and corporate teams alike. Meet Alex and learn more at pswithalex.com.

Session Details:

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Open Networking


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