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The Learned-It-in Queens Communications Playbook

  • January 24, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Wednesday, January 24, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Free for WMG members; $15.00 for non-members (Zoom)

Everyone is familiar with the phrase “do-over,” a time-honored request for a pause or a chance to try something again. Julienne B. Ryan, an author, public speaker, storytelling humorist, and proud native of Queens, New York, will use this concept to focus on how to improve workplace and inter-personal communications. Based on her humorous book, The Learned-It-In Queens Communication Playbook-Winning Against Digital Distraction, this lunch & learn program will address the things we do that get us into communication trouble and provide some simple practical things we can do to get out of our own way.

Julienne will reference communication challenges (a.k.a.“mistakes”) she faced as a former Human Resources professional and will use those stories to provide helpful tips for successful communication, with a heavy focus on how to engage in authentic communication when so much interaction is happening via screens. The key takeaway will be advice for effective listening and fostering of better relationships with work colleagues and other networks in one’s life.

Participants will leave this session with:

  • Julienne’s tried-and-true Queensite expressions that defy acceptable grammar principles but are packed with common sense
  • Brain Science facts
  • Practical tips on how to begin* to eliminate self-sabotaging interpersonal habits
  • Helpful and memorable examples
  • A smile

Who should attend?

All professionals who work virtually and in-person who must communicate with humans on a regular basis and need to lead by example.

Julienne’s service commitment:

Julienne is committed to creating a safe and supportive learning environment so that she can disrupt listeners’ thinking. Her hope is that her words will trigger a few smiles so that the audience will begin contemplating this radical thought, “Could it be that some of my communication challenges start with me?”

About the speaker:

Julienne B. Ryan grew up in Queens having three communication choices: be funny, fight, or run really fast. Ironically, everything she wanted to dismiss, avoid, or forget about her formative years has become useful now. Like a one-woman sustainability project, she now encourages people to try to appreciate the parts of themselves that make them unique. Besides being a humorist, she is an organizational storyteller, a keynote speaker, a facilitator and a soft-skills facilitator and coach. She received her BA in Psychology & Urban Studies at Manhattan College and her MA in Organizational and Development Leadership at Teachers College at Columbia University. She is a certified AccumatchBI Coach, a certified Collective Brains Mentor, and a trained Narativ Method Facilitator. Julienne cohosts LEADERSHIP STORYTALKS by Narativ Podcast with Jerome Deroy, CEO – Narativ, Inc. Learn more about Julienne Ryan and her keynotes, workshops, podcasts and coaching practice at: www.jryanpartners.com.

This is a ✏️WMG Lunch & Learn✏️ event! WMG Lunch & Learns are part of a series of midday events designed to help you learn, grow, and connect in only 60 minutes. 

All proceeds from this event support the Women's Media Group Educational Foundation.

Refunds available up to 24 hours before the event. No refunds for cancellations made within 24 hours of the event.

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