Join me at the Leadership & Influence Summit

I’m excited to join the lineup of awesome speakers for the Leadership and Influence Summit on November 3rd and 4th. From Robert Cialdini (whose great research on influence first made an impact on me in my upper division psychology courses), to Chris Brogan and Keith Ferrazzi.

Besides the speakers, here’s what’s great about this event:

  • It’s free!
  • Speakers record 6-20 minute videos so you’ll get great pithy bits of wisdom and perspective in a short amount of time
  • It’s online so you can access it any time during the two days (and for a few days after the event)
  • You have access to and can download more resources and tools

My angle: Leadership without communications is NOT leadership. Join me to learn three key priorities for your communications.

Register here for the event. Hope you can make it, and spread the word.

Be sure to drop us a line with some feedback — I’d love your thoughts.

Last but not least, October 29 is the deadline to enter our Decker Made to Stick Messaging seat giveaway! Comment here with why you need help with messaging to enter.

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