january, 2019

16jan7:30 am9:30 amFOCUS Event: Leadership CommunicationWith Guest Speaker Margo Myers

Event Details

Communicating with confidence and developing executive presence can be crucial to career success. Studies with hiring managers have shown “executive presence” counts for 26% of what it takes to get promoted. Executive presence also ranks high on the list of desirable leadership traits for today’s corporate and organizational leaders. In fact, legendary investor Warren Buffett says ‘skillful communication’ is the top skill needed for business success.

Margo will cover three primary components in her talk:

Communication: People with a compelling executive presence are skilled communicators. They’re able to clearly and concisely articulate their ideas and express themselves. It doesn’t mean they’re the loudest person in the room; often, they use their voice sparingly, and when they do talk, people listen.  They’re able to communicate their passion and connect with their audience on an emotional level.

Planning effective communication:

  • Who’s your audience?
  • What’s your message?
  • How to effectively present it.

Managing Emotion: Self-awareness and understanding others are essential components of executive presence. The ability to control your emotions, recognize emotion in others and manage your response to them is key. ‘Composure’ could be defined as ‘emotional intelligence.’ Knowing when to maintain your poise, your temper and your patience can help you navigate the complexities of today’s marketplace.

Projecting Confidence: One key aspect of executive presence is to communicate confidence both in what you say and how you say it. Body language and non-verbal communication play a vital role.

We’ll discuss tips for positive body language, posture, and the elemental neuroscience behind reading others’ body language.



Margo Myers
Executive Coach and Communication Consultant 

Executive Coach and Communications Consultant Margo Myers helps high achievers who are ready to do what it takes to get promoted and take their place as leaders making big impact. Her zone of genius includes communication and presentation skills, leadership development, executive presence, and media training.

As a former award-winning TV news anchor at KOMO TV and KIRO TV in Seattle, Margo has covered everything from the downfall of General Manuel Noriega in Panama with U.S. Army troops to the WTO riots in Seattle. She’s flown with the Navy’s Blue Angels, danced with the Seattle Mariners groundskeepers and learned to scuba dive all in search of a good story.

Margo is the Principal at Margo Myers Communications, and holds her coaching certification from the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She also has her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation and served as a Life Reimagined coach for AARP, coaching clients around the world.

Margo graduated with honors from Washington State University, with a Journalism degree from the Murrow College of Communication. She has also served in leadership positions on several boards, including the Seafair Board of Directors, and the WSU Foundation Board of Trustees.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Margo boating on the waters of Puget Sound with her husband. She loves a good mystery book, is partial to a glass of Washington state’s ‘red blends,’ and considers popcorn its own food group.




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