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The Art Of Conversation

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Presented by: Marianne Rowe, Principal of Rowe Training
Solutions, LLC, & The Image Factor


     It may be called small talk, but doing it well can make a big difference in your personal and professional life.  Making connections, gathering information and sharing your passions and expertise are the center stone of your day in your quest for new employment.  While it may be easy for many of you to do so with friends and relatives – doing so with strangers, executive recruiters, networking contacts and potential employers can be a challenge.  Do you avoid networking because you either don’t know what to say or think you’ll say the wrong thing?  Marianne, a certified image consultant and trainer specializing in communications will share some of the secrets of starting a
conversation, keeping it going and ending it gracefully.  Leave armed with increased confidence in your ability to engage casually and successfully as you meet new professional connections.   

     Marianne specializes in personal and professional development.  After a long career in a corporate setting at the VP level, Marianne left to establish her own training company 11 years ago.  She regularly facilitates training
sessions on business writing, presentation skills, listening and conversational skills, customer service, leadership, and communication skills.  In addition she teaches etiquette and has given etiquette luncheons and dinners for major graduate schools, including Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering and University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Marianne also coaches foreign nationals in business communications, helping them improve their presentation skills, business writing, and meeting effectiveness while assisting them in understanding how to be successful in the American business environment. She is a certified image consultant and has co-authored a business self-help book entitled, First Job Survival Guide.

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