Friday 2 August, 1120 – 1220
Is there a ‘work you’ and a ‘home you’? It can be hard to be the best version of yourself as you jump from meetings to classrooms to spreadsheets to strategic directions! Research suggests people who feel they are being authentic have higher self-esteem and lower stress, anxiety, and depression. Plus, people who feel authentic in their jobs feel less neurotic and more satisfied with their work. After conducting more than 20,000 interviews with politicians to prisoners, talkback callers to Ted talkers Penny Terry has worked out how to help people own their authenticity, fast. In this interactive, funny and insightful presentation Penny shows audiences how to take the fear and risk out of saying what they really think as she helps them understand their own communication style, the science of storytelling and how to adapt to their audiences authentically. She demonstrates how storytelling skills are critical along the path to influence and can change conversations from outrage to empathy and inspire collaboration over competition. From this session, delegates will leave with some key tools to help them be more authentic at work and feel happier in their jobs.