Top au­thor to speak at Outlook Con­fer­ence

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Front Page - By KELSEY KUKAUA [email protected]­

Val­ley Press Staff Writer

This year’s an­nual Busi­ness Outlook Con­fer­ence con­ducted by the An­te­lope Val­ley Board of Trade on Feb. 22 will fea­ture key­note speaker and New York Times best­sell­ing au­thor Ja­nine Driver.

An ex­pert on body lan­guage, Driver will present in­for­ma­tion on how to read and use body lan­guage to bet­ter com­mu­ni­cate, pro­vid­ing skills ap­pli­ca­ble across a broad spec­trum of busi­ness needs.

Driver’s back­ground in­cludes a fed­eral law en­force­ment ca­reer as an of­fi­cer for 15 years within the United States De­part­ment of Jus­tice, where she trained more than 60,000 lawyers, judges, and law en­force­ment of­fi­cers within the Bureau of Al­co­hol, To­bacco and Firearms; CIA; FBI; and the Nether­lands Po­lice; as well as how to read body lan­guage and de­tect de­cep­tion. She has au­thored two books on the sub­ject and is founder, pres­i­dent and lead in­struc­tor for the Body Lan­guage In­sti­tute in Wash­ing­ton, an elite cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram that of­fers award­win­ning ad­vanced com­mu­ni­ca­tions train­ing that help ex­ec­u­tives, sales and other pro­fes­sion­als build ex­ec­u­tive pres­ence, ex­plode their sell­ing skills, and cre­ate and de­liver busi­ness pre­sen­ta­tions that win new busi­ness.

Each week, Driver trav­els the coun­try pro­vid­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions train­ing to her clients, who in­clude such com­pa­nies and as­so­ci­a­tions as AOL, Coca­cola, Proc­ter and Gam­ble, Lock­heed Mar­tin, The Hard Rock Ho­tels, Star­wood Ho­tels and Re­sorts World­wide, Meet­ing Pro­fes­sion­als In­ter­na­tional, GAF, and the Cer­ti­fied Con­trac­tors Net­work.

She is also a me­dia ex­pert for NBC’S “To­day Show,” “20/20,” CNN, An­der­son Cooper, Katie, Dr. Drew on Head­line News, and “The Dr. Oz Show.” In ad­di­tion, Driver is an ap­proved speaker for Vistage, a world­wide lead­er­ship com­pany that help se­nior ex­ec­u­tives take their ca­reers—and their com­pa­nies—to a higher level.

Top­ics she speaks on most are her books “You Say More Than You Think” and most re­cently “You Can’t Lie To Me” in which she cov­ers how to use the new body lan­guage to in­crease sales, build clien­tele and get what you want.

Driver also speaks on the new ex­ec­u­tive pres­ence on how to be­come a pow­er­ful leader and dis­cover how to read and fix any sit­u­a­tion in 5 min­utes or less. Other top­ics in­clude hu­man re­sources train­ing, in­ter­view­ing skills, man­ager com­mu­ni­ca­tions train­ing, lead­er­ship train­ing, teamwork, achiev­ing ex­cel­lence in cus­tomer ser­vice, as­sertive­ness skills, build­ing your own per­sonal brand, and proven brain and body lan­guage strate­gies.

In one of her TED talks ti­tled the “Co­op­er­a­tion Par­a­digm,” Driver in­cor­po­rates three steps to get­ting the other per­son to agree with her through pos­i­tive words and as­signed traits. “I be­lieve small acts can change the world,” Driver said.

In an­other talk called “How to see past what drives you nuts,” she goes over the judg­men­tal na­ture of most peo­ple and the inat­ten­tional blind­ness as­so­ci­ated with it. The solution? Move­ment pat­tern anal­y­sis — MPA for short. The goals of MPA are self­aware­ness and self­com­pas­sion, im­proved com­mu­ni­ca­tion and de­ci­sion­mak­ing through strat­egy, and an overall boost in com­pany morale and pro­duc­tiv­ity through a strengths­based coach­ing ap­proach. MPA teaches to em­brace and un­der­stand a per­son’s unique behavioral fin­ger­prints, them.

To hear what Ja­nine has to say in terms of busi­ness in keep­ing with this year’s con­fer­ence theme of “The Fu­ture: Un­leashed!,” regis­ter for the Busi­ness Outlook Con­fer­ence.

Tick­ets for the con­fer­ence are $75 per per­son for An­te­lope Val­ley Board of Trade mem­bers and $90 per per­son for non­mem­bers. Ta­bles of eight are avail­able for $550 for mem­bers and $750 for non­mem­bers.

For de­tails, con­tact the board at 661­947­9033.

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