In today’s frantic, social-media obsessed and narcissistic world, there is an increasing threat to the ‘art form’ of communication. Such is the threat to communication – one person simply listening, processing what is heard and responding to another person, that it is now considered an art form.
At one end of the spectrum, Millennials feel more comfortable communicating to a faceless audience via social media using hashtags, abbreviated words and videos of themselves and at the other end, the Baby Boomer generation are still sending handwritten notes, write greetings cards and interview people in person! How do we close the communication gap and what does the future of communication look like for the business community?
During this event we will introduce the concept of ‘Inspiring Courageous Conversations’ – in other words, driving more effective communication. Discover how much more effective you can be when you are nondirective, listening like crazy, present, mindful and at the service of those with whom you are communicating with.
Also to be discussed during this event is selling oneself. Why is it that our American counterparts are born knowing how to sell and do it shamelessly, yet us Brits are rather modest or even reluctant to promote our attributes and sell our services to the point of asking for work. How can we develop ‘presence’ – the new way to sell oneself in a modest way, taking inspiration from our American counterparts but ‘doing it the British way’.
Richard Hytner, former Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, now Founder of beta baboon - Until setting up beta baboon in 2016, Richard, a Cambridge law graduate, was Saatchi & Saatchi’s Worldwide Deputy Chairman, heading up its global strategy and innovation practice. Working with leaders of many Saatchi & Saatchi’s clients, Richard and his team helped them earn loyalty beyond reason among their customers and people. Board level engagements, involving facilitation with key customers, regulators, leaders and employees, have been for executive teams behind companies including: London Business School; Santander; PwC; Cushman & Wakefield and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe; Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
Louise Chester, Founder and Managing Director - Mindfulness at Work - Louise first started practising mindfulness in 1994 when she was a Director at UBS Ltd. She found it helped her to have balance in her life, while sustaining a pressured career in investment analysis and fund management. Louise left the City and, in 2010, she founded Mindfulness at Work Ltd. with the express intention of enabling people to easily access highly-effective mindfulness training, to enable them to create value and thrive not just in the workplace, but in all areas of their life.
The Rt Hon. the Lord Igor Judge - Lord Judge was the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2008 until 2013. In 2015 he was appointed Chief Surveillance Commissioner. He has been President of the Selden Society since 2009. He has been awarded several honorary degrees, including a Doctorate of Law at Cambridge, where he is a Fellow of Magdalene College and
Distinguished Associate of Darwin College. He is a Doctor of Laws at King’s College London, where, since 2013, he has been a Dickson Poon Distinguished Visitor and Visiting Professor. Lord Judge will be the moderator for the event.
Further speakers to be announced shortly.
5:30pm: Drinks and networking with speakers
6:00pm: Presentation starts
Members attend free-of-charge. Partners also welcome. Non-members £10.00.