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July 2013 Newsletter
Open to the public - SMART TALK - Women, Credibility and Power - SEMINAR!

Smart talk

Smart Talk is a hands-on seminar with how-to-steps for every business women who wants to conquer the communication nuances that can enhance her credibility, and make a greater impact on the job. Credibility and power are attribution variables, they are a perception-in the eyes of the beholder. Women come to the workplace with a set of complex communication behaviors that create an undeniable challenge; women are often seen but not heard. The strategies presented go beyond common sense and will provide women with cutting-edge verbal and nonverbal techniques that can be applied directly with immediate success.

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October 18, 2013
8:00 to 4:30 pm

Omni Hotel & Resort
500 Interlocken Blvd
Broomfield,CO 80021

Cost $175.00 (for 4 or more from the same organization-$165 each)


Smart Talk
Who is Audrey?

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Mentors and Sponsors:
A Must Have for Women's Success

We know Sheryl Sandberg may not have climbed her ladder to success without her mentor Lawrence Summers. In her best seller, Lean In, she identifies him as a mentor who was the catalyst for her success.  Women need someone to lean in with them. For women to advance, she needs to acquire both a mentor and a sponsor. What is the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?

A mentor is a coach and can be either a man or woman who has experience in the ranks. We consult them about career strategies, how to handle a difficult boss or if we should go back to school for that MBA. Mentors serve as a sounding board offering advice and support when needed.

A sponsor is a powerfully positioned champion who can serve as an advocate on your behalf. They introduce you to important players and assignments. The trade off for the sponsor is if you perform well, they look good too. Outstanding performance is expected. Trust is the core of the sponsor relationship. It's in this area that women fail to get the help they need. Unfortunately, senior leaders who are the candidates for sponsors are typically white males and they usually choose people they feel most comfortable with-other white males.

No matter how hard you lean in , your individual effort requires someone to coach you and someone who has the power to propel you.


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Audrey Nelson PhD. is an international trainer, key-note speaker, consultant and author who works with organizations to increase their productivity and profitability through winning communication strategies.

You can reach Audrey at
or at 303.448.1800 O -  303-448-1801 F - 303.448.1802 C

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Are Women Under Pressure to Smile?

Everyday Talk Show Fox 31
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Why Women Fear Failure
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Audrey was interviewed about dealing with difficult people by  The Most Positive Business Talk Show in America AM 560 KLZ - click here to listen

Have you checked out Audrey’s blog?
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Right Words, Wrong Vocal Cues: Why Women Misunderstand Men
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NelnetAudrey presented Victors without Victims for Nelnet Business Solutions.

Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) provides tuition management services for K-12 schools, campus commerce solutions for higher education institutions, and payment processing solutions for municipalities.

Audrey was interviewed for the May 2013 issue of
Diversity Woman Magazine

on gender communication.
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What People are saying about Audrey

Thank you so much for taking the time to come and work with the Women of Molnlycke this week! You are an inspiring, passionate leader and as a woman who is developing my career, I'd love the chance to learn from you.

Kristie A. Palermo
Molnlycke Health Care
Executive Territory Sales Manager/Trainer

Hi Audrey,
 Thank you for your quick response.  We are still talking today in the office about what an impact you had on the women at the meeting.  One of my 30ish male colleagues asked what we talked about and I shared your comment that “women talk in code”. He looked at me like I had cracked the Rosetta Stone.  It was hilarious, but he then acknowledged that he never seemed to get it right.  I think we need a Part II with you and our men.
Many thanks for your materials and references and thanks, too for taking the time to chat with me about this.  It was a pleasure to meet you, too.

All the best,
Jennie Waddington
Molnlycke Health Care
Learning & Development, Surgical
Audrey's Books

The Gender Communication Handbook –
Conquering Conversational Collisions Between Men and Women


The Gender Communication Handbook is for anyone who works with the opposite sex. If you are a part of a management team, in HR, or develop corporate training, this book is a comprehensive guide filled with smart advice, extensive research, self-assessments, and compelling true-to-life case studies. More

Code Switching –
How to Talk so Men will Listen

Code Switching

Code Switching  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. - More

You Don’t Say – Navigating Nonverbal Communication Between the Sexes


You Don't Say is the first book to explore the misunderstandings that often arise between the sexes due to nonverbal communication — and to show readers how to say what they mean and get what they want. More than words, it's nonverbal cues that have the power to improve — or impair — our interactions with the opposite sex at home and in the workplace.

"Audrey's Top 4 CD Communication Hits"


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