December 2006 Newsletter
Audrey Nelson Ph.D, Inc

Smart Talk

"A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it."
Ida Tarbell

...Ida Tarbell’s father was a small oil refinery owner and she grew up listening to his stories of how people like Rockefeller were trying to put the small oil companies out of business. From this experience, she became an activist and her book, The History of Standard Oil (1904) was one of the first works to bring down a major American corporation (Mark Twain was her mentor and encouraged her investigative journalism) .
...As the year draws to a close I always get in a reflective mood and take a look at what I am doing and why I am doing it! I guess I share the same kind of passion Ida Tarbell had for the protection of the underdog. I began my interest in gender communication in the early 70s with issues like gender equity and the elimination of discrimination both at home and work as the underlying motivation. My interest, consulting, speaking, research and writing still consume this goal. I suppose for the last 30 years I resonate with Ida’s claim that once you get hold of a subject you care about, you are not easily detached from it.

Heads Up!
Look for Audrey’s article in the October Colorado Human Resource Association newsletter “Ouch! That Hurts: Dealing with Difficult People”

Business Altitudes Magazine January 2007 issue of the Denver Metro Chamber will feature an article by Audrey “Your Generation or Mine: Managing the Generation Mix.” It addresses the primary four-generation mixes that compose the workforce: Silent, Baby-boomer, Generation X and Generation Y. Learn their key characteristics, what matters to them and how to work with them.

Open to the Public

December Event:
“When Will I Pick Up My Dry Cleaning?”

Presenter: Dr. Audrey Nelson

This program is an interactive session that deals head on with “real life” case studies from Fortune 50 companies including one of the top 4 public accounting firms to one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world. Straight from the mouths of women are their stories and anecdotes of why they left their organization and what management had to say about it.

Hear “real life” solutions to tackling these problems of retention and culture change!

December 5, 2006
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

116 Inverness Drive East,
Englewood Colorado, 80112
Main Floor Conference Room
Free Parking Upper Level of Parking Garage

Space is limited to 35, RSVP is required to attend this event.

Boulder Area Rental Housing Association
"He Speaks, She Speaks:
What Different Things They Say"

Thursday, Dec 14th 11:30 -1:00pm
Spice of Life Events Center
(Flatirons Country Club)

5706 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder
What People are saying about Audrey

Thanks for the excellent seminar He Speaks, She Speaks. It was well received as indicated by the participants comments:

  • Really kept your attention
  • Terrific instructor, lots of fun and great examples
  • Enlightening and fun
  • Skilled in her ability to keep an audience’s attention/engaged

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

I have tried to attend all of your speaking opportunities at both the Boulder and Denver Chamber events. I think you are a great speaker and I always learn something I didn’t think about before. Therefore, I would like to nominate you for the 20007 Small Business Sparks Award. Even if you don’t win, you will get some good publicity, so take a few minutes and let’s give you some well-deserved attention.

On Target Resource Network LLC

Maxine Brand

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