6:00 | In Person: Sign-in, Networking & Dinner
6:15 | Remote: Sign-in, Networking
6:45 | Announcements
7:00 | Guest Speaker (1 PDU)
8:15 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU) or Networking
(PM and Quality CoP's)
Every project manager knows that they must wield the power of communication with great effect. After all, according to PMI’s annual global survey, communication is the #1skill that employers are looking for in their project professionals. The way in which we present our ideas is critically important when speaking with our team, our stakeholders and our vertical chain.
There are about a million books published on how to be a more effective public speaker. The topics are sure to include important tips like the right way to stand, the correct facial expressions, and minimizing your "um"s and "ah"s. You certainly will need to master these presentation skills to become a capable communicator. However, your audience isn’t there to count your filler words. They want a PM who they can trust, respect and relate to. And that is all about speaking with the power of authenticity. No book can teach you this key topic because YOU are the author of that yet-unwritten manuscript.
The best PM's have learned to engage their audiences with authenticity. They know how to tap into their "true impromptu self". You can, too, by learning to recognize and avoid the obstacles which stand in your way. Join us at Seth Greenwald's seriously fun session as he shows us how to supercharge our communication skills with the power of authenticity.
At the completion of this session, attendees will know how to:
- Recognize the five major obstacles which stand in their way from discovering their authenticity as a communicator in order to better connect with their audience
- Use the power of the present moment to neutralize their inner critical voice that holds them back from expressing their off-the-cuff ideas
- Quickly switch to their creative thinking mode to improve their impromptu communication skills during a presentation
- Accept and embrace their unique point of view to break away from group-think
Seth Greenwald is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and popular communication coach for project managers, engineers, and creative professionals. Seth holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union and Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. He has served as a project manager for many of the nation's largest engineering and construction organizations, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Seth is the author of three books on creative problem solving and collaborative communication. His most recent publication “An Engineer’s Formula for Public Speaking Excellence” is a practical field manual for discovering one's authentic voice. Seth’s innovative course called “Improv to Improve Your A-Game Mindset” is a primer for finding the powerful state of flow for working at your peak.
Seth is a veteran member of PMI Westchester and the founding member of the PMI NYC chapter. He lives in Pleasantville with his wife, son and Uno, his always-hungry dog.
This will be a hybrid meeting.
The in-person side of the hybrid meeting will be at The Royal Palace. In order to attend in person, you MUST pre-register on-line; there will be no admittance to "walk-ins" at the door.
The remote side of the meeting will take place via Zoom. You must also pre-register in order to attend remotely.
$30 for PMI Westchester Chapter Members
$45 for non-members
Remote (via Zoom):
$15 for PMI Westchester Chapter Members
$20 for non-members
Pre-registration is required; registration closes Monday, 13 Mar 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Registration fee is non-refundable.
Payments must be made in advance by PayPal/credit card, or by check (payable to PMI Westchester).
Credit card payments can be made through PayPal without the need for a PayPal account.
The Royal Palace - or - Zoom
77 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY