Upcoming Monthly Meeting


710 Medtronic Parkway NE, Minneapolis MN 55432

Join us on Friday, June 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Medtronic, 710 Medtronic Parkway NE, Minneapolis MN 55432

Speaking on the Spot:  How to Speak Effectively Under Pressure

Gail Zack Anderson, Applause, Inc.

As trainers, consultants, leaders, and coaches, we are called on frequently to share an opinion, answer a tough question or make a case. In this interactive, hands-on session, we will explore strategies and tools that help us speak under pressure, and answer tough questions with finesse. Join us to explore the possibilities of speaking on the spot.
  • How to stay calm and composed under pressure during a presentation or training
  • How to express confidence and ease even when you aren’t feeling it
  • How to structure your thoughts when there is no time to prepare
  • How to bridge and answer even the most difficult questions

About the speaker:

Gail Anderson, president of Applause, is on a mission to help you find your inner superstar speaker so you can create and deliver presentations that deserve applause. After more than 20 years of coaching people from many organizations, Gail knows she can help you create compelling content and deliver presentations with confidence and credibility.

Gail has a MA in human resource and change leadership from the University of St. Thomas, and served on the board of directors and is a past president for ASTD-TCC. She is the author of the forthcoming book, SuperStar: How to Create and Deliver Winning Presentations.

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