EP-6 Presenting with Power: Confident Communications

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CE Hours: 1.0 CE hour 

Effective communication is a combination of charisma, confidence and authenticity. A leader with strong communication skills makes you want to listen, reflect and take action. However, developing your own executive communication competencies requires not only incorporating techniques, but also knowing who you want to be as a leader and how to get those qualities across to your audiences and stakeholders in a meaningful way. In this session we will discuss the components of confident communications and techniques for strengthening your message.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify your executive voice and help you communicate with confidence, from your body language to your ability to think on your feet.
  • Tailor your message with examples and proof points that reflect your individual perspective and area of expertise.
  • Understand how to utilize tips and techniques to confidently deliver your message to various audiences, from the boardroom to patients to conferences.


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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Mary Gannon

A nationally recognized communications strategist, Mary coaches executives at the world’s leading companies to communicate with confidence. The bulk of her experience is with Fortune 500 C-level executives, management teams and sales professionals. She has extensive background in the consumer, healthcare, technology and financial sectors. Mary’s background as a reporter and producer for CNN Television in Atlanta, WGN-Channel 9 and WBBM Radio in Chicago is crucial to helping clients effectively deliver high impact messages to stakeholders, whether it’s a ballroom of shareholders, an auditorium of employees or just one hard-hitting reporter with a camera. Instruction, diagnosis, discussion, videotape and feedback are all components of Mary’s sessions. Before joining Edelman, Mary ran her own consultancy, delivering strategic counsel to an array of organizations including AbbVie, BMOHarris, Lockheed Martin, Lurie Children’s Hospital, MillerCoors and Motorola Solutions. Her Edelman clients include Barilla, ConAgra, Cooper Tires, Hilton, Hologic, Lenovo, LiftMaster, Nuveen Investments, AstraZeneca, Symantec and Unilever. Mary guest lectures at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and DePaul University. She holds a B.S. in journalism from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mary swims, bikes and runs (somewhat slowly) in triathlons, is an avid traveler and a complete sports nut.

Mary Gannon

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.