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WITI Portland Regional Network
Confident Communication: Ideas and skills to help you untangle the web of gender, culture, and language in communication

Thursday, April 21, 2005
6:00-8:00 PM

In technology, our common ground is filled with complex ideas, complicated code, intricate chip design, but we manage because in common we know fundamentally the ideas. How we discuss them, however, is an entirely different story. For women working in technology, knowing how to effectively communicate around gender, cultural, and language barriers is an every day challenge.

Learn how to present effectively in a technology world with the challenges that you face as a woman. Learn how to apply these skills and ideas to your meetings, small group and one on one communications. Realize how gender differences, cultural differences, and language barriers affect not only you, but your audience as well. Most importantly, however, learn to not just face, but overcome these obstacles to better reach your business goals.

About Our Speaker(s)

Jerri Gillean is an public speaking coach with a specializing in technology. In her career she has given more than 400 speeches to a combined audience of more than 4,000. While in college, she was a nationally competitive public speaker with dozens of awards in public speaking. Prior to starting her own business, she worked as a manager in non-profit, then transitioned to high-tech working in both sales and sales operations. When she is not speaking or coaching, you can find Jerri riding her Paso Fino horses.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at:

    Rose Garden, Executive Suite Conference Room
    One Center Court
    Portland, Oregon 97227

Parking in the Garden Garage is complimentary. The Garden Garage is located
on the north-east side of the Rose Garden and is accessible from NE Wheeler
and NE Winning Way. Park on level P5 and follow the WITI signs. (P4 is
street level.) The Executive Suite Conference Room is located on the box seat level of the Rose Garden.


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jen Van Tassel ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.