Virtual Education – Connect & Compel: Become a More Persuasive, Engaging Communicator

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Date(s) - May 20th, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am


Time:  10:00am – 11:30am

Location: ZOOM

Topic: Connect & Compel: Become a More Persuasive, Engaging Communicator

Course Description

Few things are more important than the ability to communicate our ideas and priorities clearly, compelling, and audience focused. Solid communication skills are critical to both individual and team performance. This engaging and interactive session equips people with the tools they need to be more thoughtful, strategic, and empathetic communicators. The attendees will learn to:
• Shift to an audience-focused way of communicating
• Actively listen so they can tune in to what people are really telling them
• Clarify their message to make an impact in a world where people don’t listen
• Organize ideas into a coherent structure
• Bring life, context and meaning to dry data
• Capitalize on the power of story and emotion to move and persuade people
• Cut the clutter from their content and focus on the essentials
• Inspire confidence by bringing energy, polish and poise to every interaction

The program includes individual and group exercises that keep participants engaged and allows them to put the lessons into practice. Participants will leave the training with a simple, repeatable roadmap they can use to make every communication a success and create more constructive relationships with their teammates.

Rob Biesenbach Bio

Rob Biesenbach works with leaders who want to be more persuasive and authoritative in everything they do. That means breaking free from Death by PowerPoint, telling their story, and communicating like humans should. He is the author of three fun, practical books that apply principles from the world of performance to help people perform better in the workplace.

Rob is also an in-demand professional speaker and workshop leader, an awarding-winning consultant, and a Second City-trained actor. His business clients have included AARP, Allstate, American Cancer Society, Coca-Cola, and Deloitte, and Lockheed Martin, among others.

As an actor, he has appeared in nearly 200 stage and commercial productions, including major campaigns for BMO Harris, Blue Cross Blue Shield, ScottTrade, and Walgreens.

Rob was a vice president at Ogilvy PR Worldwide, where he co-founded the global employee communications practice. He was also press secretary to a state attorney general and a nonprofit and association executive in Washington, DC.

Today, Rob lives just outside Chicago in beautiful Evanston, Illinois with his wife, and two children. He continues to offer speaking and consulting engagements worldwide.

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Please contact Susie Perry at to register.  Zoom login will be e-mailed to registered attendees a few days prior to the event.

Program hosted by the MCA Affiliate Alliance