I wish my wife could have been at your talk yesterday; I told her all about it last night. She is an assertive woman and an excellent communicator, and maybe has been called that word that we referred to yesterday. Another thing that hit home yesterday was your mention of the dumbing down of women, and it was where my daughter is concerned. She is now 23, but when she was in junior high school it was brought to our attention by her science teacher, who was male. It almost floored me really, but I didn’t give it much attention at the time. But how could my daughter, whom had been raised by progressive thinking parents put on this submissive act? Oh well, water under the bridge, and I didn’t confront her about it. I do remember that my wife and I were confused about it. I hope to see you again also. I think one of your books might make a nice birthday present for my wife and/or daughter.
Newmont Metallurgical Services
“I’m looking forward to using some of your suggestions in the future as I deal with difficult employees. The group interaction was outstanding.”
Thanks again, and have a great weekend!
Dee Dee Dunstan, MAI
Regional Appraisal Manager
Audrey - thank you for a wonderful presentation on Smart Talk: Credibility, Power, and Communication. Your message really transcends gender, race etc…
I appreciate your professional delivery, presentation, and the opportunity for class room discussion. My only regret is that we didn’t have more time
!A. M. Gavrisheff, PE
Deputy Director Forest Service
Technology and Development Centers
It was a pleasure to host you in “da burgh”. Your scores were 6.78 on your effectiveness as a speaker and 6.52 for the value of the content. (on a 7 point scale) Below is what i wrote on the IMS evaluation site.
"Audrey is very professional, demonstrates a thorough knowledge on the topic, and most of all really engages everyone in the room. If I had to pick a comment to push it would be that a number of people wanted the seminar to last two days.”
The Institute for Management Studies - Pittsburgh
I thoroughly enjoyed your talk today, and yes I am male. Part of my story is being raised partly by a single mother during the 1970’s, so maybe I am more sensitive to women’s issues than the average Joe. Thank you for adding more meaning to the term Androgyny than just the physical attributes of a person’s appearance for me; and the positive spin. One of my hobbies is the practice of Tai chi, and we speak of yin and yang. Yin is usually thought of as feminine and Yang masculine. I have learned to think of both as strengths, just different kinds. I have NEVER thought of women as the “weaker” sex because of the examples that I grew up with, namely my mother and grandmother, who are stories in themselves. Thank you for broadening my perspective a little today. I hope to read at least one of your books someday, and look forward to reading your newsletter or blog that I put my email on the list for.
Newmont Metallurgical Services
Hi Dr. Nelson,
I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday at the Fairlane Club. So many things I knew; so many things I did not know. Also, I exited without leaving my Session Feedback Form - it is attached. I also failed to ask if you would be providing any CE for yesterday's most valuable session. Thank you again. I will definitely update my skills. I especially appreciated your comments about e-mail.