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FAN: Think Faster, Talk Smarter

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FAN: Think Faster, Talk Smarter

Wed, January 24
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm


Wed, January 24, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You’re Put on the Spot, Stanford lecturer, podcast host, and communication expert Matt Abrahams provides tangible, actionable skills to help even the most anxious of speakers succeed when speaking spontaneously. Abrahams provides science-based strategies for managing anxiety, responding to the mood of the room, and making content concise, relevant, compelling, and memorable. Drawing on stories from his clients and students, he offers best practices for navigating Q&A sessions, shining in job interviews, providing effective feedback, making small talk, fixing faux pas, persuading others, and handling other impromptu speaking tasks.

Abrahams has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered IPO road shows as well as TED, World Economic Forum, and Nobel Prize presentations. Whether it’s a prospective client asking you an unexpected question during a meeting or all eyes turning to you at a dinner party, you’ll know how to navigate the situation like a pro and bring out your very best.

Abrahams will be in conversation with Kim Scott, the co-founder of Radical Candor, a company to help leaders build more radically candid organizations. She is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity and Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better. Scott was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google.

This event suitable for youth 12+. It will be recorded and available on FAN’s website and YouTube channel.

BONUS AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Think Faster, Talk Smarter from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Abrahams and Scott that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.



Wed, January 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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