Erica delivered an outstanding keynote. Her message about digital body language could not be more relevant and timely than it is today.
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Unleash your Connectional Intelligence:
We live in a world of endless meetings and emails and constant cross-team dysfunction, duplication, and delays. Our collaboration skills aren’t working to unlock better value in our business. The world’s leading collaboration expert Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is turning people into superconnectors who accelerate innovation, break down silos and foster breakthrough top and bottom-line impact in the 21st-century digital workplace.
• Learn successful tactics to address communication overload and create authentic digital relationships
• Discover how to break down silos and keep teams aligned, accountable, and motivated without in-person meetings
• Gain specific actions to foster loyalty, respect, collaboration, and innovation across all stakeholder networks regardless of physical distance
Collaborate Faster and Further, Together
Learn the new common sense rules of effective communication on digital teams across business silos, levels, backgrounds and regions.
We all leave a digital impression on each other. If someone doesn’t text back for hours or even days, do you think they are being rude? Is using an emoji or LOL unprofessional, or creating a human connection with your team? What impression does your boss, team, or colleague think of that kind of behavior? Whether your team works on separate floors, buildings or even countries, they have to connect online in order to collaborate. These new misunderstandings are happening all day, every day. They’re reducing your employee engagement, morale, and team performance each time. In this keynote, you will learn new rules and nuances of Digital Body Language, the new requirement to innovate faster and further together, led by collaboration expert Erica Dhawan.
- Understand your collaboration style and what digital body language signals you are broadcasting (even if you don’t intend to!)
- Create cultures of maniacal clarity in email, phone, IM, text, video mediums and even live meetings in the new normal
- Develop a collaboration strategy to create the highest performing teams and relationships
Reimagine Leadership to Drive Impactful Innovation
Inspire Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
We used to think of leadership as constant hustle and grit – the leader that never slept, sent profits through the roof, and embodied the classic rags-to-riches story… But this tired playbook doesn’t seem to work as well as it once did. What changed? What makes a 21st century leader and a great team now? Is it their ability to tell stories? Their decision-making skills? Their communication style?
The critical missing factor is Maniacal Clarity. This is when leaders give their teams exactly what they need to do their absolute best work and enable them to be empowered to influence anyone, anytime, anywhere. Without it, even skilled, motivated and effective teams languish, with cross-team dysfunction, duplicative work, and unhealthy internal competition.
Maniacal Clarity in our modern world delivers the ability to spark overarching optimism, inspirational imagination, continuous courage and fast focus. In her keynote, WSJ bestselling author and world-renowned speaker Erica Dhawan constructs a new framework for truly shifting minds and changing hearts, in the office, across any distance and with customers.
Based on years of research and advising the respected companies around the world, this keynote promises a ground-breaking look into the science, frameworks, and stories of how to inspire anyone, anytime, anywhere to deliver their best results.
- Conduct your own clarity audit of your workplace and assess your own Maniacal Clarity habits
- Learn the 4 foundations of Maniacal Clarity and how to bring it to everyone around you with optimism, imagination, courage and focus
- Assess your strengths and opportunities to become a Maniacal Clarity change agent
- Develop an action plan to inspire your teams, customers, and the world around you to drive performance, teamwork and innovation
Digital Body Language
Collaborate Faster and Further, Together
Email replies that show up a week later. Video chats full of “oops... sorry no you go” and “can you hear me?!” Ambiguous text-messages. Is it any wonder communication takes us so much time and effort to figure out? How did we lose our innate capacity to understand each other?
Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible - or are they? In her keynote, Erica combines cutting-edge research with engaging storytelling to decode the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language. In-person, we lean in, uncross our arms, smile, nod, and make eye contact to show we listen and care. Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails.
In this keynote, Erica will supercharge your teams with collectively understood rules that foster connection, build trust and drive innovation.
Understand your collaboration style and the digital body language signals you may be broadcasting (even if you don't intend to!)
Create cultures of maniacal clarity across email, phone, IM, text, video and even live meetings
Develop a collaboration strategy that fosters valuable relationships, both in-person and online
End cultures of useless meetings, missed deadlines, and digital misunderstandings
As a presenter at our organization's first large scale virtual conference, Erica delivered a keynote session that was not only engaging and thought-provoking, it was extremely relevant to what our organizational membership is currently experiencing. Erica's presentation took viewers outside of their home offices and truly felt like a live, in-person event.
Erica's presentation was absolutely perfect for our leaders. Our group was diverse and Erica was a hit with everyone! Her storytelling style of presenting along with a healthy dose of informative case studies kept everyone engaged and interested and excited about using connectional intelligence to transform our business.
Erica's session was engaging, relevant, and actionable. She is thoughtful, inspirational, and smart with a contagious positive energy. All organizations and executive leaders would benefit from having her as an advisor to drive behavioral change, harness the power of networks, and think beyond traditional cohorts. She is a thought leader in the development of collaborative ways of working, improving productivity and customer engagement and experience.
Terrific. Our leaders were very engaged and had immediate practical takeaways. Erica made a big impact.
Erica offers a profound look at how to foster inclusion and better leadership in our digital world.
Non-verbal cues are vital to understanding each other. Now that so much communication happens online--and with the massive shift to distance learning and remote workplaces--we need Erica Dhawan's book more than ever. In Digital Body Language, Erica shares tips and strategies for communicating effectively on chats, emails, and video calls, so everyone can successfully share and connect in the digital age.
Erica's presentation was an absolute hit.