Does this sound familiar?
You’ve just left another team meeting where your best idea was hijacked by a male colleague. You’re in conversation with a vendor who is not answering your questions and ignoring your glances at the clock. You’re not alone.
Join us as Susan Morris brings to light some current challenges faced by NWCT members and guests
“In John Gray’s popular book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: a Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in a Relationship, he outlines the underlying differences in communication styles between men and women…Gray suggests that men and women are so different in their approaches to communication that they are from different planets: they have different needs, goals and values in they way they communicate. (Gray, 1992)”*
Gray’s book was published over 25 years ago. Men and women still communicate as if they are from different planets today. That has not changed. However, this presentation explores how men and women communicate differently in the age of virtual communication. Given how in-person, live communication is becoming less frequent in how we relate to others, we only sometimes depend on our ability to read body language.
Body language speaks volumes if we are attuned to observe closely. There are distinct differences in the way that men and women use non-verbal communication. Body language topics such as facial expressions, gestures and personal space are surprisingly different for each gender potentially causing mis-communication. Participants learn a technique to overcome body language mishaps.
As a result of attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:
*Karima Merchant, How Men and Women Differ: Gender Differences in Communication Styles, Influence Tactics and Leadership Styles. Claremont Colleges, 2012, page 19.
Susan Morris consults and coaches to the pharmaceutical and high tech industries. Susan helps scientists and technologists to communicate effectively, influence with and without authority, lead teams and get a seat at the top of organizations.
Susan’s most satisfying client work is advancing the careers of women scientists and technologists. Susan is an internationally certified leadeship coach, a frequently requested speaker at many national organizations such as HBA, AWIS, MRS, DIA, AAPS and lives in Doylestown, PA.
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