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Speaking/Training Services

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Programs can be tailored from 50 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your need, unless otherwise noted. All programs are evidence based and can be tailored to fit your needs. (*Indicates program can be adapted for students.) 


Anatomy of Writing for Publication

Did you pass anatomy and physiology in nursing school? If so, you can write for publication! Learn how to find a great idea, narrow the topic, organize and write your article, and follow the publication process. Comparing writing to the workings of different organs such as the brain, heart, and kidneys, makes it easier to put your words on paper. Writing is an excellent way to share information with your colleagues, see your name in print, and bring you personal and professional rewards.

Creating a Professional Brand

Having a professional brand can boost your career and, more important, help you operationalize your mission. Learn how speaking, writing, and networking, supported by social media and basic tools, can put you on the path for success.


Colorful, Skilled Communication*

Skilled communication is as essential as skilled clinical skills for nurses. Data have shown that poor communication is linked to negative patient outcomes, which makes the stakes high. Attend this program to learn the “color” of your communication style, how the stories we tell ourselves hamper communication, and specific strategies for effective communication. We’ll also review a simple tool to help you structure “difficult” conversations and learn tips for communicating in difficult situations such as when the person you are talking to is angry.

How to Thrive in Difficult Times

How can you not just survive, but actually thrive, in these challenging times? By addressing four key areas: resilience, communication, body health, and mind health. You will leave this session with tips in all four areas.

Brain Power

Every day we face a mind numbing overload of information at work and home. Yet more than ever, we must make sound decisions and take actions that pay off for our patients, friends, and families. We’ll talk about practical ideas and brain exercises to keep our minds—and our patients’ minds—sharp and prevent aging diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Topics include the myths of multitasking and the ability to boost mental power, including a section on improving your memory.


Memory Matters

In this hectic world, it’s tough to remember where you put your car keys, let alone what a patient told you 5 minutes ago. This session explains the types of memories, when to worry (and not to worry) about your memory, and tips for sharpening your memory.


The Science of Happiness

Who doesn’t want to be happy? Science is helping us to identify what makes—and doesn’t make—us happy, as well as simple steps to achieve satisfying happiness. Join us to learn about the science of happiness, including incidence, physiology, and signs and symptoms. We’ll also discuss research-based strategies to boost happiness in your life and the lives of your patients.


Weave Your Strengths into a Tapestry of Success

Are you seeking success but coming up short? Do you feel you’re missing out on a fulfilling work life? By identifying your inner strengths you can discover where your true path lies. Most people focus on their weaknesses, but leveraging your strengths—and the inner passion behind them—frees you to fulfill your potential. In this fast-paced presentation, you’ll learn about the true nature of strengths, how to discover your own, and how to begin your personal journey to success. Practical exercises onsite and to take home will guide you on this journey.


The Image of Nursing*

Gain an overall view of how nurses are portrayed in the media and learn some strategies for improving our image. Don’t sit on the sidelines while nursing’s image is under attack. Be proactive and effective.


How to Partner with the Media

Learn how to develop a partnership with the media, including how to identify a good story, make contacts, write a media release, and be interviewed like a star. This session is ideal for local chapters of specialty organizations.

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