Vietnamese America Chamber of Commerce Presents Mariam E. Haddad in the Speaker Series

“TRANSFORMING BARRIERS IN SPOKEN COMMUNICATION TO CREATE GREATER RESULTS FOR PEOPLE IN DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS”

About the talk:

In today’s global world, communication is no longer based on only one set of societal or cultural rules. While we are all people from a particular cultural background, we are more importantly people who have individual identities. There are no barriers except those we create. We have the opportunity to be the catalyst of change, to have ownership of who we are in each communication, to be a barrier or to create flow and richer results. Operating within this new paradigm demands that we, as the sender and receiver of messaging, take full accountability and ownership of the development of a new, empowered, communication skill set.

This VACC SPEAKER SERIES will focus on identifying what stops us from creating greater success in our interactions.

Key discussion points:

What is a barrier?
Who are we as communicators?
How does our identity create barriers to connection in business communication?
Strategies to create results.

Why should you come?

To become aware of how to communicate with increased effectiveness and greater results.
To improve your performance in group discussions.
To improve your overall performance and results in conversations, meetings and presentations.

About the Speaker:

Mariam E. Haddad, President and Founder of Performance English, was raised in a tight-knit Middle Eastern community in the U.S. surrounded by the Mexican culture. Interacting in this multi-cultural environment early on highlighted for Mariam the challenge of establishing connection and creating intended results in spoken communication with people of varying cultural identity, age, perspectives and mindsets.

Her extensive training and performance background as a classical pianist and opera singer gave her the tools through which she found her inner voice and understood that we are the instrument of communication. Today, Performance English is a company committed to assisting people in multi-cultural and diverse environments to transform their spoken communication skills in order to create the results they desire. Mariam delivers high-performance seminars, consulting and coaching to the leadership and employees of Fortune 500 companies and to the international community at large.

WHEN & WHERE?
Wednesday – August 29th, 2012

The Hess Club
5430 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056

Registration & Networking: 11:15 AM
Program: Noon—1:00 PM

RSVP INFORMATION

Please RSVP by: August 27th, 2012
Contact: Laura Le (laura@vacc-houston.org)
832.409.1233 / www.vacc-houston.org
Member: $15.00 / Non-Member: $20.00

PLEASE BRING BUSINESS CARDS FOR DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS.

The VACC ‘Speaker Series’ provides opportunities for businesses and people to learn from and network with one another. Ask us how to participate as a sponsor or speaker.
Contact us: info@vacc-houston.org or 832-409-1233

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