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Business Over Breakfast Webinar Series with Emory Executive Education
Grab your morning coffee and join us each Thursday morning from 9-10 a.m. ET for Business over Breakfast with Emory Executive Education ─ a free webinar series, where Goizueta Business School faculty address the latest trends and current issues in business.


Communicating the Write Way (August 6)
Have you ever been misunderstood via email? We probably all have at some point in time. Effective communication begins with clearly composed text, especially today, when we are all working remotely or homebound. Unfortunately, mobile device keyboards and faster lifestyles have led to an abundance of quickly written and poorly considered messages. How you write is a key element of your personal brand as well as the brand of your company. Expert storyteller and communications guru, Steve Shepard, shows you how to fine tune your writing to ensure maximum impact, clarity, and engagement with your reader is achieved.

Humor in the Workplace (August 13)
Humor is stress relieving, tension breaking, humanizing and tends to put others at ease. It promotes authenticity, boosts morale, and increases productivity. Humor creates an upbeat atmosphere that encourages interaction, brainstorming of new ideas, and a feeling that there are few risks in thinking outside the box. This webinar, featuring improv maven Allison Gilmore, showcases applying improvisation in the workplace to enhance communication and community by leveraging humor in a professional setting.

The Urgency Epidemic (August 20)
We are in the middle of an urgency epidemic. Join executive educator, culture expert, and author Brandon Smith as he helps you master urgency. In this session, Brandon will discuss how to properly create urgency in others and share tactics and techniques to redirect others when they are attempting to make everything in your world urgent.

Be sure to check back as we add additional dates and topics.
Aug 6, 2020 09:00 AM
Aug 13, 2020 09:00 AM
Aug 20, 2020 09:00 AM
Aug 27, 2020 09:00 AM
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Steve Shepard
Affiliate Faculty, Founder of Shepard Communication Group, LLC @Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Steven Shepard is the founder of the Shepard Communications Group in Williston, Vermont, co-founder of the Executive Crash Course Company, and founder of Shepard Images. In addition to being an executive educator, he is a professional author, photographer and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry. Shepard specializes in international issues in technology with an emphasis on infrastructure development, strategy creation, technical marketing, and strategic technical sales. He also studies the social implications of technological change, the development of multilingual educational programs, and the effective use of multimedia. He has created videos, films, and technical presentations on a broad range of topics for companies and organizations worldwide. Shepard has written and photographed in more than 90 countries, serving clients across many different industries.
Allison Gilmore
Director of PhD Program @Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Allison Gilmore is a sought-after facilitator, trainer, and keynote speaker in the field of spontaneous and intuitive leadership. She utilizes a variety of business facilitation and improvisational techniques to impact individual, team, and organizational performance, working within diverse industries. Building upon her 20+ years of professional experience, Allison expertly weaves the tools of improvisation with business management skills to teach the principles of leadership, communication, emotional intelligence and collaboration through intuitive and spontaneous thinking. Recent clients include Autotrader, Benefit Cosmetics, CareerBuilder.com, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Communications, Nielsen, Newell Rubbermaid, SecureWorks, Siemens, The Southern Company, Turner Broadcasting and TIAA-Cref. Allison currently holds the leadership role of Director of the Doctoral Program in Business at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Brandon Smith, "The Workplace Therapist"
Executive Coach, Speaker & Affiliate Faculty @Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Brandon Smith brings to his courses more than two decades of experience in improving the health and functioning of the workplace. Specializing in corporate culture, his areas of expertise include leadership and change management, team engagement, stakeholder alignment, and executive communication. Known across industries as the “The Workplace Therapist,” Brandon has helped for-profit corporations and non-profit institutions alike reduce dysfunction, establish healthy cultures, and restore a sense of optimism and hope in the workplace. His counseling work includes time at the world-renowned Ridgeview Institute as well as his own practice, where he coaches aspiring leaders and senior executives. This wealth of experience informs his understanding of how to help leaders overcome personal (and professional) challenges and develop themselves. Brandon continues to learn through his research on healthy workplace dynamics, leadership, and communication.