April 2010 Newsletter
Smart Talk
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Barbie turned 50!

For the last 30 years I have conducted research, consulted, delivered keynotes and seminars all across the country and internationally in gender communication. My signature program is “He Speaks, She Speaks: What Different Things They Say.” The most asked question I receive from not only my audiences but television and radio hosts is: “Are men and women born this way or is it learned?” The old nature-nurture issue. Of course it is a combination of both nature and nurture.
Barbie is a reminder of the influence of nurture. The messages boys and girls received from their parents, teachers, coaches, peers and the powerful media influence (anybody catch the latest research claiming the average 12-18 year old in the US is in front of a screen an average of 6 hours a day!) about what it means to be masculine and feminine cannot be underestimated.
Barbie is an iconic symbol of “femininity” for young girls. And she has grown with the expanding roles of women. Does anyone remember the Barbie that said, “Math class is tough?” Yikes. Lawrence Summers, former President of Harvard, said something similar about how women were not “innately” programmed for math and it costs him his job!
Today we can all acknowledge Barbie has come a long way since 1992 when she claimed math was tough. Yup. She went from aerobics instructor and super model to her new job to celebrate her 50th-Computer Engineer. This marks her 126th career. She does have a hot pink lap top and glasses. She also still has that impossible small waist and tip toe feet to accommodate heels. Smothered in pink we will take what we can get-a Computer Engineer!

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Audrey Nelson PhD. is an international trainer, consultant and author who works with organizations to increase their productivity and profitablility thorough winning communication strategies

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Where in the world is Audrey?

April 1, 2010

arrowCode Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen
Missoula, MT
8:30 am- 4 pm

April 15, 2010
Boulder Business and Professional Women
arrowCode Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Spice of Life Event Center
5706 Arapahoe Ave - Boulder, CO

April 21, 2010
8:30 am- 3:30 pm
Art of Conscious Communication

Farm Credit Council Services
Renaissance Hotel - Broomfield, CO

April 28, 2010
The Power of Positive Coaching
Boulder County
8:30 am-4pm
Pearl St Training Room - Boulder,CO

arrowThe Sidney Sun-Telegraph (3/18/10)
Annual Women's Conference

arrowStar Tribune (3/10/10)
Code Switching

arrowDavid “Hutch” Hutcheson (3/9/10)
WBTM - Danville, Va

ABC San Francisco
” View from the Bay”
Code Switching

Cleavage at Work? A New Dress Code for Professional Women
Complete video at: fora.tv - 215 comments and counting- The full keynote has 9,500 hits!

arrowThe Joanie Greggains' Show - Health & Fitness - #1 Show in the #4 Market (2/27/10)
(Live, Saturdays 8-10 AM Pacific) 810 AM San Francisco

arrowWomens Magazine (2/27/10)
"How to talk to men in the workforce"

arrow Ronn Owens Radio 810 AM (2/24/10) #5 market and one of the Top 25 Talk Shows in the USA. Ronn has interviewed everyone from Obama to Howard Stern -
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arrowKGO Newstalk Radio San Francisco (2/14/10)
Code Switching with Audrey

It's here!

Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen
Claire Brown Ph.D. and Audrey Nelson Ph.D.
Penguin Group-Alpha Books
ISBN 978-1-59257-926-6


Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen is a hands-on tool for everyday use at the office. It is a practical resource with how-to steps to help businesswomen conquer the communication nuances between men and women in the workplace. This book explores the gender impact on business talk. It teaches using true stories and case studies, while providing valuable “code-switching” tips to help women gain and strengthen credibility and make a greater impact on the job

Code Switching:
How to Talk so
Men will Listen -
book trailer

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What People are saying about Audrey

Hi Audrey –

Thank you so much for coming to Mines yesterday.  I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation!  I wanted to introduce myself to you afterwards, but you had a “swarm” around your table! 
I wanted to thank you first and foremost for yesterday.

Debi Pretz
Department of Residence Life

Dear Deb:

Wow ... you got a GOOD one today ... how fun! (and informative!)
Tracy Camp
Colorado School of Mines

Audrey - it was so nice to meet you yesterday and everyone I've talked to, including me, enjoyed your presentation here at Mines so much!  Thank you!
Candace S. Sulzbach, P.E.

Division of Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

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