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    Acting 'As If': How to Gain Confidence and Presence by Using Your Strengths (Breakfast)

    Date: October 18, 2017, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Hidden Creek Country Club
    1711 Clubhouse Road
    Reston, Virginia 20190
    $35.00 Member, $55.00 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Breakfast
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    At this breakfast meeting, you will see that it’s a common myth that you either have ‘executive presence’ – that essence that helps you to command a room – or you don’t. Actors know that there are tangible techniques and exercises you can do to cultivate that presence…and that they can be taught. This keynote translates the skills of the theater to the office. The approach is from two vantage points - the external and the internal aspects of presence. Externally, Shannon will address aligning spoken messages with unspoken ones in the keynote by focusing on the external aspects of presence: posture (standing and seated), breathing, voice, eye contact, gestures, movement, and posture. Research shows that changing your posture makes you more confident and more successful in high stress situations.

    This has been approved for 1 SHRM credit and 1 HRCI credit.

    NOTE: We will be collecting new pajamas and books for our fall outreach partner, the Pajama Project! ( For more information on this program and our cooperative event, contact Katt Hancher at

    • 7:30-8:00 Networking
    • 8:00-8:10 Chapter announcements
    • 8:10-8:30 Breakfast buffet
    • 8:30-8:45 Sponsor announcements
    • 8:45-9:45 Program
    • 9:45-10:00 Closing remarks/raffles