Dropping Someone's Guard: A Hands-On Workshop
Have you ever spoken with someone who was resistant to your presence or content?
If you tried reasoning with them, it probably didn't work. That's because the part of the brain that puts up walls or guardedness must be spoken to as the part of the brain it is (hint: not the calculating part of your mind).
Our long-time Action Design member and Action Design Lab member, Isaiah McPeak happens to be an communication expert. And he will guide us in a hands-on workshop where we will rehearse how handle guardedness in hard conversations, executive briefings, and sales.
In this hands-on workshop, we will:
1. Gain a foundation in the general principles of guardedness in communication
2. Talk through applying these principles to "hard conversations"
3. Practice the "executive launch frame" for your presentations and meetings with executives
4. Learn a sales framework for getting on the same side of the table
Please join us and bring a friend!
Isaiah McPeak is an activation communication coach and growth startup executive in Austin, TX. Starting his career as an intelligence analyst, Isaiah rapidly collected frameworks for clearer thinking, which led to product management and business applications. An accomplished speaker, he has also given over 1,000 speeches or presentations, including high stakes presentations to top executives at GE, HP, Raytheon, keynotes at business conferences, multi-million dollar contract negotiations, and talks with angry people who didn’t want to hear.
Isaiah has coached thousand of speakers and debaters for 15 years, including ten national champions, and has a 5-star book on Amazon called Upside Down Debate that coaches debaters in the time-honored classical tradition to be teachers rather than conquerers. Today he works with politicians, CEOs, Fortune 500 executives, startup leaders, and anyone who has a difficult conversation. He’s working on a second communications book project, called Thinking Together, with Dr. Steven Tomlinson.