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Impromptu Leadership: How to Think and Respond in the Moment

The Conference Board of Canada, May 16, 2018
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This Webinar shows listeners how to lead successfully in impromptu situations. The ability to speak eloquently off the cuff is often thought to be an innate gift. Either you have it or you don’t. But not according to bestselling leadership author and communications expert, Judith Humphrey. As she will show in this webinar, impromptu speaking is a skill that can be learned.

Webinar Highlights

Anyone who aspires to lead today must be able to communicate effectively and deliver a powerful message on the spot. Audiences expect you to speak authentically and clearly at a moment’s notice, without the benefit of a podium or scripted text. In this webinar you will learn how to prepare to be spontaneous and lead in corridor and elevator conversations, networking events, meeting dialogue, interviews, and Q&As. This session is based on Judith Humphrey’s book, Impromptu: Leading in the Moment (2017).

This webinar will show you how to:

  • Think like an impromptu leader
  • Instantly read any audience, of any size, anywhere
  • Rapidly collect your thoughts and craft a persuasive message
  • “Script” yourself within seconds for any occasion
  • Avoid “um’s” and “ah’s” and find the right words
  • Deliver your message with clarity and confidence
  • Speak with presence

About Judith

Photo of Judith HumphreyJudith founded The Humphrey Group in 1988 and built the company into a global organization that teaches leaders how to communicate with inspirational power. She is also the author of three books, Speaking as a Leader: How to Lead Every Time You Speak (2012), Taking the Stage: How Women Can Speak Up, Stand Out, and Succeed (2014), and Impromptu: Leading in the Moment (2017). She is also an acclaimed speaker, a regular columnist for Fast Company, and a top Global Communications Guru. Judith received an M.A. in English from The University of Rochester. She was awarded the 2012 YWCA’S prestigious Woman of Distinction award for Entrepreneurship. Impromptu: Leading in the Moment was featured in CEO World and was chosen by Soundview as one of the best business books of the year. She can be found on her website judithhumphrey.com, on LinkedIn and on Twitter @Judith_Humphrey.

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