Thursday, December 18, 2014

Top Ten Best & Worst Communications from Decker Communications

Decker Communications has published its annual Top Ten Best (and Worst) Communicators of 2014:

"There is no such thing as private speaking, and Decker Communications’ 19th Annual Top Ten Best and Worst Communicators list proves it. These famous examples from business, politics, sports and pop culture have left indelible impressions this year – both for better and for worse."

Read their list here:

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Entrepreneurship is the New Women's Movement - WBDC Business Breakfast

Here is a great article in Westfair Online about the Women's Business Development Council's 13th Annual Business Breakfast, held November 13 in Stamford, CT.  Over 700 people attended for a fascinating panel discussion of "Entrepreneurship is the New Women's Movement." 

I was honored to have served as Emcee for the event. 

The article was written by Fairfield County Business Journal editor Bill Fallon.

Gilda Bonanno's blog

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Employee Learning Week: Hot Topic Round Tables 12/8/14

ASTD =>atd  Southern Connecticut's
Employee Learning Week Celebration
Hot Topic Round Table Discussions 12/8
Join us for an interactive forum to learn and share best practices around trends in workplace learning and performance:

Flipping Out In A Very Good Way!  – The Flipped Classroom Explained
Easily one of the most provocative and progressive trends in learning today, the term ‘Flipped Classroom’ is tossed about by those in the know AND those who would like to be!
Facilitator: Samantha Zarrini, Content Management Specialist, GE Corporate Digital Learning and Technology 

Mergers AND Healthy Employee Engagement? Mission POSSIBLE!
Mergers affectively create one brand new organization, and most often result in reduced employee engagement…but not with the right dose of prevention planning!
Facilitator: Rondi Frey, Director Leadership and Employee Development, Western Connecticut Health Network

Building Brand You! – Making Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Work for You
What do CEOs, consultants and job seekers have in common? All three (and virtually everyone else in the world today) need to protect and build their personal and professional brand!
Facilitator:  Sandra Long, Owner, Post Road Consulting, LLC

Humans and Data and Analytics, Oh My! – Human Capital Analytics Basics
Human Capital Analytics is an important emergent discipline for learning professionals, yet many of us are woefully unaware of WHAT IT IS, much less WHY IT MATTERS
Facilitator: Richard A. Montanaro, PhD, Director Career and Self Awareness, Post University and Chair ATD SCC CoP

Up Your Coaching Impact Factor! – Add Assessments to Your Coach’s Toolkit
Explore the range of assessments coaches employ to help their clients expand self-awareness, understand perceptions of others and create readiness for change. 
Facilitator:  Karen Kirchner, Executive Coach, Karen Kirchner Consulting and Chair ATD SCC CoP

Come engage with learning and development leaders, share your expertise and learn about the latest trends.  You will have the opportunity to participate in two different topic discussions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to build your network and expand your expertise!

Monday, Decemebr 8, 2014
5:45 - 8:00 PM
Norwalk Inn and Conference Center


To register or for more info, visit