Your effectiveness as a professional depends in large part on your ability to influence and persuade others. Particularly in informal or leaderless settings, your skills as a communicator are your greatest asset.
KNP Communications co-founders Matt Kohut and Seth Pendleton are returning to lead a repeat performance of their highly regarded workshop designed to help you present yourself and your ideas in a compelling manner in your professional career. The workshop is inspired by research Matt did with Amy Cuddy (see HBR, “Connect, Then Lead”).
This workshop will have three components:
1. A brief pre-work video exercise
2. Interactive, group skill-building workshop (2 hours)
3. A one-on-one coaching session with a KNP coach (20 minutes)
KNP has worked with Nobel Prize and Academy Award winners, Senators and Governors, CEOs and best-selling authors, NASA scientists and TED talkers, and ambassadors and entrepreneurs.
We’re confident that you will find this program highly engaging and practical.
Please note that by signing up, you’re committing to all three components of the program. We’ll follow up with a confirmation and directions for completing the pre-work video and signing up for your 1:1 coaching session.
KGH - 1120
Global Hub - 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Seth Pendleton, a founding partner of KNP, specializes in preparing political, nonprofit, and business leaders for some of their most crucial public appearances, including media interviews, national convention speeches, keynote addresses, and investor meetings. Seth has been a speaker and media trainer for more than 15 years, working with such clients as AARP, Harvard Business School, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, HBO, Pfizer, Bayer, and Hewitt and Associates. Seth has also served as a media/speaker trainer and debate prep consultant for more than 50 members of the United States Congress and the U.S. Senate. He previously served as a senior speechwriter for the Director of the National Science Foundation. Seth holds a Masters degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and an M.A. in Theatre Arts from Villanova University. A former actor and theater director, he is a longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Matthew Kohut is the managing partner of KNP Communications and co-author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential. He has coached thousands of speakers for events ranging from live television appearances to TED talks. In addition to conducting communications trainings for clients in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors, he has served as a communications consultant to organizations including NASA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Harvard University. He has taught at George Washington University and held a fellowship at Bennington College. Matt holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.