BEACH -- It's
all about listening and communication skills.
the focus of an upcoming businesswomen's spring symposium is all
and Communication Skills," will be offered from 9 a.m.-3:30
p.m., March 20, at the Southern Miss Gulf Park Conference Center
in Long Beach. Southern Miss Gulf Coast's Division of Continuing
Education and the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Gulfport
Charter Chapter are working together to present the symposium.
recent study at Stanford University in California, it was determined
that high IQs are excellent for making good grades, passing exams
and doing laboratory experiments, but the most successful people
had a high social intelligence (i.e., their ability to effectively
listen and communicate with others)," said Edward Leader, a
nationally recognized authority in communications, who will be the
program speaker for the symposium.
said that people are not hard of hearing, but hard of listening.
spring symposium will provide a great opportunity for professional
women to come together to network and improve their communication
skills," said Dayonne McGuire, director of the Southern Miss
Gulf Coast Division of Continuing Education and the Gulf Park Conference
Center. "The symposium facilitator, Edward Leader, has a talent
for making learning fun, so everyone who attends will have a very
of the symposium will learn how to receive, document, assimilate
and recall verbal communication through 12 keys to effective listening.
as a professional consultant to businesses and industries, and was
recently named Instructor of the Year at Kennesaw State University.
Leader's seminars have received national recognition through his
ability to teach all areas of effective communication. He travels
over 100,000 miles a year throughout the United States to campuses
and businesses and has trained thousands of participants.
he is the author of Leader's Originally Weekly Organizer and the
cassette, Remembering Everyone's Name. He is also listed in Who's
Who in Training and Development.
is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and provide
opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally
and professionally through leadership, education, networking, support
and national recognition.
this year the ABWA decided to form a partnership with Southern Miss
to co-host a seminar that could support their mission.
will be an opportunity for businesswomen to network and learn,"
said Phyllis Aduddell, of ABWA.
includes teachers, antique owners, small business owners, financial
professionals and attorneys, among many other professions.
The early bird
registration fee for the symposium is $99, with a Feb. 20 deadline.
The regular fee is $125, thereafter, and $45 for students.
For more information
on this symposium and to register, contact Southern Miss Gulf Coast's
Division of Continuing Education at (228) 867-8777.