How to become a more confident and courageous communicator, with Barbara Taylor, April 12

Join IABC Philadelphia April 12 to learn about becoming a more confident and courageous communicator.

No one is confident and courageous all the time.  You may have experienced trepidation about sharing an idea at a staff meeting, asking your boss for a raise or pitching to a prospective client. These are a few situations that can bring out your insecurities. Also, if you are an introvert or have a “quiet” demeanor, others may think that you lack confidence – or that you are a pushover.

So, even if you are shaking in your boots, is it still possible to project an image of calm and self-assurance? Yes, and by showing a confident exterior, you can actually strengthen your inner resolve.

As a communicator, it is essential to project confidence to your senior managers, your staff, project teams and to clients/customers.  You want people to have no doubt that you can handle their challenges successfully. Additionally, saying what needs to be said, to the right people, at the right time and in the right manner takes courage. In fact, lacking these skills can hold your career back – even if you have great experience and expertise. Learn how to project an air of self-assurance, face your fears, build your career and, if necessary, pick your battles.

At the conclusion of the presentation, you will be able to:

  • Understand what holds people back from being confident and courageous.
  • Understand the interplay between confidence and competence and its impact on taking action and influence.
  • Determine what skillful confidence and courage looks like.
  • Learn techniques for portraying confidence and courage.


Penn State University
Great Valley Campus
30 E. Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Directions to Penn State Great Valley campus:

**Program will occur in classroom 127 (Main building on the right as you enter the campus)


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

6 – 8 p.m.

Fee: $25 for members; $35 for non-members; $10 for students

***This program includes light refreshments and free parking.

About the speaker

Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor offers 20+ years of expertise in business coaching; talent management and succession planning; leadership development; high potential identification; assessment; and performance management.

Currently, Barbara is a business partner of JanBara & Associates, a full-service leadership development, high performance consulting company.  The partners specialize in HR performance strategy and leadership initiatives – including leadership and management programs; talent management; coaching; and the integration of effective change management strategies and processes. The firm helps companies assess individuals as part of the hiring process as well as identify high potential talent.


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