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Cultivating Executive Competencies Series: Verbal Intelligence

  • Standard Insurance: Plaza Building 1100 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR, 97204 United States (map)

Sell Ideas Like a Leader

“One of the biggest developmental hurdles that aspiring leaders, male and female alike, must clear is learning to sell their ideas – their vision of the future – to numerous stakeholders.  Presenting an inspiring story about the future is very different from generating a brilliant strategy, analysis or crafting a logical implementation plan. . .”   – Ibarra and Obodaru, Women and the Vision Thing 

Join us with Rebecca Armstrong, Principal and Managing Director of the advertising agency, North Inc. Learn tips and tools from one who has to sell new ideas nearly every day of the year. Even if you're brimming with million-dollar ideas, you won't get anywhere without gumption and tenacity.

This lecture aims to highlight the means by which great leaders sell ideas (hint: it also involves confidence and passion.)

Rebecca Armstrong is an agency veteran with 27 years in ad agency management and client services. She is skilled at strategic planning, nurturing award-winning creative product, mentoring employees, fostering collaborative client relationships and growing brands.  

North is home to 35 full time staff, 15 dogs and 20 guitars and designed for smart, curious people to do their best work, collaborate, grow, have fun, and be kind to each other. North’s clients include Columbia Sportswear, Clif Bar, Pacific Natural Foods, Anchor Brewing, Stanley (a brand of PMI), Granite Gear and Cycle Oregon among others.

This event is the third of the four part Cultivating Executive Competencies Series.

1.    Emotional Intelligence: The Neuroscience of Leadership – March 31 – 7:15 am to 10:00 am – Standard Insurance CENTER building – Atrium Room – $39/person.

2.    Nonverbal Intelligence: Do You Mean What You Are Saying? – April 28 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Downstream’s office building on NW Johnson Street – $39/person.

3.    Verbal Intelligence: Sell Ideas like a Leader – May 26 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am – Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

4.    Analytical Intelligence: Strengthen Your Business Acumen – June 23 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

Purchase all four as a series and save $29 (essentially one free), or sign up individually. $107/person for the series. You do not need to sign up all four to attend one.  

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IMPORTANT LOCATION INFORMATION: The event will be held in the Standard Insurance Plaza Building located at 1100 SW 6th Avenue. The room location is the Rainer Room on the 11th Floor. Parking is available in this building.