Top author to speak at Outlook Conference
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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