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Talk, Talk, Talk, But is Anyone Really Listening?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

So often it is just “talk, talk, talk". But is anyone really listening? Join us for a round table discussion about Communication Skills
• 4 Ways to Increase Listening and Verbal Communication
• Understanding and Appreciating Communication Style Differences

High Stakes Conversations
Have you seen them, the people who knows how to get to the point of the matter, elicit input, even from those who are angry or frightened? Learn the secret of speaking the truth when the matter is important, opinions vary and emotions are high.

About Our Speaker(s)

Kathy Hill

As a Professional Coach, Kathy specializes in helping people through career and life transitions. With over twenty years of top producing coaching, career counseling, recruiting, sales, and marketing experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients. She works with individuals in one-on-one and group settings, in addition to leading workshops and teaching teleclasses. Several of her recent classes include: “Exploring Your Life Purpose,” “Creating A Mission Statement For Your Life,” “Strategies to Successfully Achieve Your Goals,” and “Laying the Foundation for Explosive Growth In Your Life & Business.” Her personal mission is to “help people connect with their life’s purpose and to then live lives that honor it.”

Kathy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University in Boston, with a BS in Business Administration. She was a top sales producer for several Fortune 100 firms in the Information Technology industry, selling hardware, software, and professional services to clients in the Washington, DC area. She was voted “Outstanding Young Woman of America” in 1982. Every year that she was in sales, Kathy was awarded membership in the “President’s Club” and received recognition trips around the world.

Realizing that her life’s purpose was to help people, she opened and managed a highly successful executive search firm that provided career counseling and recruiting services for individuals and companies in the technology industry. Her passion for helping people grew, and she now focuses exclusively on coaching individuals through career and life transitions. Her coaching clients are located all across the country.

Kathy was a featured speaker at WITI’s 2005 National Conference in Los Angeles and will be speaking at WITI’s upcoming “Taking The Lead…. In The Digital Age” conference in Silicon Valley.

Felicia Joyner

Professional coach, Felicia Joyner is a dynamic expert and speaker. She is recognized for her very personal and practical approach. Felicia coaches people, helping them identify and get what they want. With 25 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience, Felicia helps organizations attract, engage and retain technical associates. Felicia’s powerful presentations have inspired participants to define success and balance and create action plans to achieve life goals. Some of her presentation topics include:
• Work – Life Balance
• High Stakes Conversations
• Creating Your Vision and Life's Mission
• 4 Keys to Unlock Your Career Success Plan
• Starting and Running a Profitable Investment Club
• Women in IT… Where are You Now? And Where Do You Want to Go?

Felicia graduated with a B.A in Spanish from the University of Southern California and has also earned a M.S. Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. She has earned certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Network Administrator; Project Management Professional Certification. Felicia has worked in various capacities for a number of corporations in the Research Triangle Park, NC area.

Felicia is the Regional Vice President for Women In Technology International (WITI). Her region covers North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC. In addition to her love for technology, her interests include working with middle school and high school youth and investing in the stock market.

Felicia’s mission is to lead, counsel and affirm people in order to help them achieve financial and emotional security.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:15pm on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at:

    Credit Suisse
    7200 Kit Creek Road, Cisco Building 11
    Morrisville, North Carolina 27560-8690

6:15 Registration, Refreshments & Networking
6:45 Speakers
7:50 Questions and Answers
8:00 Session Evaluation, Raffle and Networking
8:30 Adjourn


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

About Our Sponsor(s)

In its Investment Banking business, Credit Suisse offers securities products and financial advisory services to corporations, governments and institutional investors. Operating in 57 locations across 26 countries, Credit Suisse's investment banking business specializes in innovative solutions, drawing on expertise from across the full spectrum of products: debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, investment research, correspondent and prime brokerage services.

We are a proven leader across the spectrum of investment banking, capital markets and financial services, ranking in the top tier in virtually all major business segments. Our organizational structure focuses on providing the highest quality of client-centric services.

Credit Suisse serves institutional clients, with expertise in:
Fixed Income
Prime Services
Credit Suisse meets corporate clients' needs in:
Mergers & Acquisitions
Equity Capital Markets
Debt Capital Markets
Private Placement
Leveraged Finance
Industry Experience
Regional Presence
Credit Suisse serves institutional and individual clients:
Private Banking USA
Asset Management

As one of the world's leading banks with more than 40,000 employees globally, Credit Suisse provides its clients with services in the areas of investment banking, private banking and asset management. After a comprehensive nationwide search, Credit Suisse selected Research Triangle Park as the ideal location to move and grow our support operations. Our first group of new hires arrived in May 2005 and began providing vital business continuity, information technology and operations services to internal and external clients. Recently, we expanded our support to include additional functions of our investment banking business. Clearly, we have made a major commitment to build and grow in Research Triangle Park – including the construction of a 205,000sf facility with an estimated completion of Summer, 2007.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Felicia Joyner ([email protected]).

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