Seth Greenwald

Presentation: Supercharge Your PM Power Skills with Authenticity

Abstract: Every project manager knows that they must wield the power of communication with great effect. After all, according to PMI’s annual global survey, communication is the #1skill that employers are looking for in their project professionals. The way in which we present our ideas is critically important when speaking with our team, our stakeholders and our vertical chain.

There are about a million books published on how to be a more effective public speaker. The topics are sure to include important tips like, the right way to stand, the correct facial expressions, and minimizing your ums and ahs. You certainly will need to master these presentation skills to become a capable communicator. However, your audience isn’t there to count your filler words. They want a PM who they can trust, respect and relate to. And that is all about speaking with the power of authenticity. No book can teach you this key topic because YOU are the author of that yet unwritten manuscript.

The best PMs have learned to engage their audiences with authenticity. They know how to tap into their ‘true impromptu self’. You can too, by learning to recognize and avoid the obstacles which stand in your way. Join me at my seriously fun session as I show you how to supercharge your communication skills with the power of authenticity.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership (Power Skills)

Biography: Seth B. Greenwald, PMP is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and communication coach for project managers, engineers and other technical professionals. He’s earned a Mechanical Engineer degree from The Cooper Union and an Industrial Design degree from Pratt Institute. Seth currently serves as Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He’s the author of three books on public speaking and presentation skills. Seth’s most recent publication “An Engineer’s Formula for Public Speaking Excellence” is a practical manual for technical leaders to discover their unique voice to present with clarity, confidence and conviction.

Seth is a 15 year veteran member of Toastmasters and has earned the organization’s highest speaker designation. In his spare time, Seth teaches a unique speaking program, Improv2Improve which he’s designed specifically for his fellow technical professionals. His students learn to improve their impromptu communication skills with by participating in some seriously fun group exercises focused on finding their authentic speaking self to better connect with their audiences. For more information on his course, visit:

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