Program Details

Say It: Becoming a Fearless Communicator

with Susan Piver
January 5 / 10:00 AM - January 5 / 4:00 PM

Saturday, January 5: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Whether written or spoken, our words really matter. We have so little time to “make
our case” and often those we speak to (or write for) have even less time to listen. Even when there is plenty of time to consider our words, we may be faced with fear and self-doubt. We may clam up.

How can we say it instead?

How can we speak so that others will truly hear us?

How can our words create dialogue rather than sequential monologues?

How do we even know what to say and, as important, when to say it?

Most of all, how can we infuse our speech with clarity and kindness, no matter what
words we choose, how much time we have, or whether our message is soft or hard?

Answers to these questions go way beyond always using “I” statements in a
relationship or preparing carefully for a business meeting. They are about
discovering our voice and using it fearlessly.

To do so, whether in a fight with our partner, asking the boss for a raise, being
interviewed on television, or giving a speech to an audience of thousands, we have
to let go of fixed mind. Of course this is the antithesis of what we usually choose to
do when faced with the fear of speaking, which is to contract our mind, solidify our
concepts, and hope against hope that no one will laugh at us.

Join Susan Piver for an exploration of speech that goes beyond fear. This daylong
program will include:

•Meditation instruction and practice

•A discussion of Right Speech and an exploration of the energetics of speech

•Dyad work to practice communication with each other

•Plenty of time to discuss individual situations and take advantage of the
group’s intelligence to find solutions.

Susan Piver has spent her life exploring and using the power of speech. She is the
New York Times bestselling author of seven books, a workshop leader who teaches
internationally, and a blogger who writes daily for her 7500+ subscribers. He work
has been published in 12 languages. She has appeared on Oprah multiple times and
has been interviewed by Tyra, the TODAY show, CNN, and others. Her work has
been covered by TIME magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and
more. Susan is a student of Sakyong Mipham’s and an authorized meditation instructor
who has been practicing in the Shambhala community since 1995.

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