Difficult conversations are inevitable in life, work and business. Whether you come to the conversation willingly or through awkward circumstances, conflict can be tough to manage. As women, we are often tasked with greater pressures to not be labeled and/or be perceived a certain way.
At the heart of any conflict is a difference - a barrier that must be crossed to shared understanding - and the quickest way to get to common ground is with storytelling.
In this presentation, we'll take a look at several difficult conversations and discuss:
Shereese Floyd is the founder of Witness My Life -- a communications and messaging firm offering storytelling products and services to nonprofits, faith communities, socially-driven private companies, and entrepreneurs. Her emotional branding style and storytelling skills have aided in companies making billions of dollars.
- How to bridge the G.A.P. to understanding
- How to tell a story without creating a victim
- When facts and stories collide and how to tell the difference
- How to listen to stay present in the conversation
Shereese is dedicated to teaching people how to use stories to unite people around a cause and to influence behaviors that move people to action. She is an advocate for social change and believes story is the one thing that truly brings the world together. As a TEDx speaker and coach, she helps aspiring speakers craft signature messages that impact the world. She received a Cicero Speechwriting Award for her TEDx: The Secret to Healing the World. Shereese is a contributor to CEO World and Entrepreneur Magazine.