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Act Your Way to Career Success: Strategies for Effective Communication

Originally Aired
January 8, 2016
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Rob Biesenbach
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Too often we go from meeting to meeting, phone call to phone call, without stopping to think strategically about what we want from that interaction and how we’re going to achieve our goals. We treat life like an “improv” scene, going by the seat of our pants, when instead it should be planned, scripted and rehearsed.

Start the New Year off right by learning to set the stage for any interaction, from a formal meeting to a casual conversation. Rob Biesenbach uses principles from the world of acting to teach participants

  • the key questions to ask prior to any interaction,
  • a simple framework for structuring any communication,
  • how to use emotion as a tool for persuasion,
  • tips for becoming a better listener,
  • and more!

Participants come away with a simple, repeatable process they can use to make every communication a success.

About Rob Biesenbach

Rob Biesenbach (Col ’85) combines insights from 30 years in business with the performance skills of a Second City-trained actor to bring energy, humor and a little bit of show business style to the subject of business communications.

Rob has been working independently for 15 years, helping his clients cut through the clutter to engage employees, customers, the public and other audiences. Before that he was a vice president at Ogilvy PR, press secretary to the Ohio Attorney General and a nonprofit and association executive.

Rob brings the worlds of business and acting together in his workshops and books, which are helping people become more skilled, confident communicators so they can enjoy more success in life.

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