Free Workshop: ‘How to Captivate an Audience in Two Minutes’

LAEN News:

The Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network will host a free workshop on “How to Captivate an Audience in Two Minutes” at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.



Betsy Bailey, certified Dale Carnegie trainer in presentations, will present the workshop on how to increase listening levels and motivate others to action.


Baily’s presentation is made available by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network (LAEN) and is open to the public on a first come basis. And it’s free.


In a survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal with 200 large company vice-presidents when asked about the effectiveness of presentations:


44 percent were bored;

40 percent were put to sleep;

13 percent responded other; and

only 3 percent were stimulated.


The bottom-line on getting ideas accepted and things done depends upon one’s ability to quickly build rapport and establish a high level of engagement with an audience. This workshop is designed to help participants increase their skills in engaging their audience.


Bailey has had two careers in her professional life: basketball player/coach and Dale Carnegie trainer. In basketball, she played on the U.S. National Team and professionally in Europe for 10 years.


Subsequently, she coached basketball in Turkey, to include the Turkish National Team.


In 1995, Bailey joined the New Mexico Dale Carnegie Team and is a 5-Course Certified Trainer in Leadership, Management, Presentations, Process Improvement and Sales.


Today, she is the Area Manager for Dale Carnegie Training for the Northern Navajo Nation, Northern and Central New Mexico and Southwest Colorado. She demonstrates ownership of the work and facilitates with creativity and responsibility to client outcomes.


Known for its top 100 headline of all time, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” Dale Carnegie Training, founded 100 years ago, has evolved from one man’s belief in the power of self-improvement to a performance-based training company with offices worldwide.


The company focuses on giving people in business the opportunity to sharpen their skills and improve their performance in order to build positive, steady, and profitable results.



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