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Lunch & Learn: The Pin Drop Principle - Captivate, Influence, and Communicate Better Using Time-Tested Methods of Professional Performers

  • 17 May 2013
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • St. David's Episcopal Church 301 E. 8th St. - Austin, 78701


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The Pin Drop Principle: Captivate, Influence, and Communicate Better Using Time-Tested Methods of Professional Performers

NOTE: Register by May 13 to reserve a lunch.

Credit card users MUST pay in advance. If you are paying at the event, we can only take cash or check.

Program Description:

Do you want to be a more confident and credible communicator -- in presentations, classroom sessions, team meetings, or one-on-one-conversations? Do you want to hold your audience's attention and engage them so completely that you can literally hear a pin drop?

Join us for lunch and learn more about the Pinnacle Method - a 3-step process that gives everyone -- from introverts to polished speakers -- delivery tools and techniques from the world of professional acting. You can use this award-winning process to captivate your audience, persuade others, and enhance your career. 

In this interactive session, you will learn how to:

  • Make a strong first impression
  • Determine your message's objective and how to deliver it in order to influence your audience
  • Align your voice and body language to clearly communicate that message

Competencies for the Training & Development Profession

  • Training Delivery
  • Business Skills [Foundational]
  • Interpersonal Skills [Foundational]

Click here for more about ASTD's Competency Model.

About the Speaker:

David LewisDavid H. Lewis is Co-Founder and CEO of Pinnacle Performance Company and co-inventor of the Pinnacle Method™, a learning system that meshes acting techniques with contemporary business skills. He is also the co-author of The Pin Drop Principle

David has 15 years of experience in executive-level sales and marketing at both Fortune 500 companies and high-tech/Internet start-ups, where he was generally in charge of building and developing the initial sales forces. 

In 2004, he co-founded LastLine Endeavors, a film development and production company that produced the award-winning feature film Brothers Three: An American Gothic. Then in 2006, he co-founded MidCoast Development, a screenplay acquisition and development company that has provided a conduit for many emerging and largely unknown Midwestern screenwriters and their work. 

On stage or in film, David has worked with Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Madeleine Stowe, Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, John Heard, Neal McDonough, Patrick Wilson and more. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Business Management and Communication. He lives in the greater Chicago area.

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