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Leadership and Innovation 2024
Online Conference

Slay the Dragons of Bad Communication

About the Presentation

Communication is the number one soft skill needed in leadership roles today, according to the leading executive search firms. How is the failure to communicate clearly and honestly affecting our ability to forge prosperous businesses and communities? 

Speaker Coach and Communications Expert Rosemary Ravinal believes that everyone has the potential to speak with impact. Yet, our personal “dragons” are eroding the quality of human communication in every aspect of our lives. That’s why she is on a mission to “Slay the Dragons of Bad Communication.” The dragons are metaphors for the many factors, real and imagined, that hold us back from the clear, compelling, and heartfelt communication that can help build a better world.  

This talk will share simple techniques  to sharpen your daggers against poor speech patterns, habits, and misconceptions. These include overwhelming fear, the false belief that we have nothing of value to say, and that no one will want to listen. Rosemary offers a surprisingly potent secret weapon against the dragons in the form of five actions that will help unleash the transformative power of your voice.  

Rosemary will show you how to battle fear, brain freeze and poor word choices that weaken the power of our authentic ideas. She’ll also share why, if you’re speaking from your heart, and speaking your truth, nothing can stop you. 

Key Takeaways

  • Learn common communication mistakes you make every day without knowing. 
  • Understand the dangers and consequences of bad communication. 
  • Gain steps to overcome introversion and fear of ridicule.  
  • Learn how digital information overload is hurting our ability to connect.  
  • Hear why speaking with B.L.I.S.S. (Belief, Love, Imagination, Service and Smile) can transform your speaking. 

About Rosemary Ravinal

Rosemary Ravinal is a TEDx Speaker ad executive speaker coach who works with high-profile leaders in Spanish and English. She is recognized as America’s Premier Bilingual Public Speaking Coach after decades as a corporate spokesperson and media personality in the U.S. and Latin America. She established her consulting practice in 2019, after serving as VP of public relation for TelevisaUnivision, the world’s largest Spanish-language media company. She co-authored The Difference, a collection of essays on loss, courage, and personal transformation, and will soon release her first solo book, The Joy of Thinking Out Loud, which chronicles her struggles with stuttering. 

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Rosemary Ravinal

Founder & CEO
RMR Communications Consulting LLC