DR. LAURA PENN’S BIOGRAPHY
This is Dr. Laura Penn’s long-form biography. Use this biography on event websites and other marketing materials to help promote the event, as well as in conference materials such as programs and event apps.
Master Teacher and Business Communication Expert
Dr. Laura Penn is a master teacher in the speaking arts and an international authority on business communication. Award winning speaker, with the title of “European Champion of Public Speaking” and four-time TEDx speaker, earning the honor of twice being selected to appear on the prestigious TED.com platform, home of the world’s best talks, Dr. Penn knows her craft. She is the Founder of The Leadership Speaking School, the host of the popular podcast “Leadership Speaking Radio” and an author at UN Today, the official magazine of the United Nations’ international community. She has written two books about her revolutionary methodology for business communication. Called “The Leadership Speaking Toolbox”, her ground-breaking approach reaches into the boardrooms, meeting rooms and conference halls of the world’s most well-known companies, business schools and organizations where she supports leaders and teams to thrive as communicators. Her clients include The World Economic Forum, The International Olympic Committee, The United Nations, The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), IMD Business School, Ebay, Nespresso, Salesforce, Logitech and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
Dr. Penn’s talks are known for being bold, visionary and full of dynamic audience participation. She speaks on a range of contemporary topics including communication skills for business growth, speaking in the digital age and communicating sustainability. She explores tangible solutions to empower her audiences to communicate with impact, authenticity and human connection. Her talks support leaders to unleash their full potential as communicators so that they can show up as the best versions of themselves every time they speak with their peers, teams and customers. They help to increase engagement, productivity and collaboration for teams so that they can succeed as high-performing winning ensembles. And, her talks help to elevate the value and the positioning of companies so that they can both attract and retain talent and customers.
Native of Sweden and of New York City, Dr. Penn has an eclectic background as both a scientist and as a performing artist. With a Ph.D. in biodiversity management, Dr. Penn is a trained specialist in conservation biology. She is also an accomplished performing artist in dance, starting out as a break-dancer in the 80’s. Mother of two teenagers, she loves gardening, dancing in the living room, Spotify playlists and all things Japanese.
Use this description of Dr. Laura Penn’s keynote for conference materials like agendas, conference programs and event apps
Unlock Your Native Communication Power for Personal, Team and Business Growth
In today’s fast-paced world, many business leaders are stuck in a rut of negative communication habits which limit their personal growth, their team’s development and their company’s success. These habits are learned over a lifetime and appear in the ways that they communicate with others through their presence, how they use their voices, how they move their bodies and how they show up in their general interactions with others.
The good news is that all humans are born as natural communicators, equipped with everything needed to survive and thrive in our tribes. Our five senses, our ability to speak and our whole bodies contain everything required to communicate authentically and to collaborate, innovate and meaningfully connect with those around us.
Aimed at leaders and teams from the business community, this timely talk pulls back the curtain on how to unlock one’s native communication potential for personal, team and business growth. Through a bold and visionary narrative delivered with a dynamic and participatory approach, Dr. Laura Penn will share powerful tools from her innovative method, The Leadership Speaking Toolbox, to empower audiences to elevate how they communicate. This exceptional toolbox contains the keys needed to unlock unlimited communication potential for individuals, their teams and their companies. Audiences will walk away feeling activated on a cellular level to implement what they have learned straight away.
ON-SITE INTRODUCTION FOR DR. LAURA PENN
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Today, business professionals are talking heads. Literally dissociated heads floating on computer screens. We have lost meaningful human connection, and it hurts.
Our guest speaker today is a world expert in business communication. As the Founder of The Leadership Speaking School, she empowers leaders, teams and change-makers from the most well-known companies and organizations to communicate with impact, authenticity and human connection.
She is going to help us to understand what we can do to stop showing up as talking heads in front of our teams, clients and stakeholders. She will empower us to communicate as authentic versions of ourselves.
Expert business communicator and Founder of Leadership Speaking School, Dr. Laura Penn
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