Difficult Presentations

On October 8th, 2008, Kingbridge and MaRS hosted a Difficult Presentations workshop in the Auditorium of the MaRS Collaboration Centre.  The title is of course a play on the famous book title, Difficult Conversations.  Everyone is aware that they must at times engage in difficult conversations.  We polled the group of our workshop, and a few people felt that they did not have to deliver difficult presentations even once a year.  One wonders, would they have answered the same if they were considering family as a possible audience?  “Difficult Presentations” was defined in this context as any time one party has information that when received by another party or parties, may have a negative outcome. The event was presented in partnership with our friends at the MaRS Collaboration Centre. They, like us, believe in effective convening as a critical competency for any successful organization buy jordans for cheap online. This shared vision and very unique settings have made for a natural strategic partnership.  As we endeavour to continue collaborating between our two collaboration focused organizations, we would be interested to know if any of our network would be interested in attending a reprisal of the Difficult Presentations workshop.  We would also like to know what other communication centered issues are of interest to you.  Meeting design?  Moderating?  Selling to hostile customers?  Anything that you or your organization need to improve.  institute@kingbridgecentre.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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About John

“John Abele is a pioneer and leader in the field of less-invasive medicine, For more than four decades, John has devoted himself to innovation in health care, business and solving social problems.” He is retired Founding Chairman of Boston Scientific Corporation. John holds numerous patents and has published and lectured extensively on the technology of various medical devices and on the technical, social, economic, and political trends and issues affecting healthcare. His major interests are science literacy for children, education, and the process by which new technology is invented, developed, and introduced to society. Current activities include Chair of the FIRST Foundation which works with high school kids to make being science-literate cool and fun, and development of The Kingbridge Centre and Institute, a conferencing institution whose mission is to research, develop, and teach improved methods for interactive conferencing: problem solving, conflict resolution, strategic planning, new methods for learning and generally help groups to become “Collectively intelligent.” He lives with his wife and two dogs in Shelburne, Vermont.”

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