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I was delighted to speak at the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit in New York. As many Womensphere gatherings, this event focused on accelerating gender parity and advancing women in leadership and innovation in the workplace and society. There was a special emphasis on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development–a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
THE BUZZ: I participated in two wonderful Womensphere events recently. I spoke at the 7th Womensphere Summit 2014, closing the event out in true Power Living fashion. The theme this year was “Creating the Future: Accelerating Advancement.” There were a slew of dynamic women in addition to a few good men.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
- Napoleon Hill
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
- Khalil Gibran
POWER LIVING® TV: How do you rate yourself on the sustainability scale? Could you live off the land and in a primarily self-sustainable manner? In this edition of Power Living® with Terri Kennedy, come on a journey to Slovenia in Eastern Europe including a visit to a completely sustainable home and biodynamic farm. Be inspired to travel the globe and experience the richness of life.
POWER LIVING® TIP: Want to be seen as confident and trusted? Watch your tone. There are various strategies to put your best voice forward.
* Moderate your pace
* Be relaxed and breathe
* Smile through in your voice
* Use a strong yet soft volume
* Tailor your style for the occasion
* Vary your pitch to emphasize points
* Put notes aside and speak from the heart
Beware of sounding angry, condescending, frustrated, impatient, defensive, moody or disrespectful. In order to improve, record yourself speaking – better yet, use video so you can see your facial expressions.
Extra Tip: Read email out loud before you hit send to check the tone and hear how the words sound.
THE BUZZ: On Saturday, December 15th, 2012, I spoke at the Jack & Jill Northern Cluster Conference at the beautiful Dolce Conference Center in Norwalk, CT. It was a delightful event to honor their mother members. I spoke about Power Living – outlining the five principles focused on managing yourself spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and what we call, environmentally. It was a very receptive and energetic crowd.
THE BUZZ: From August 17th – 23rd, 2011, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA was on a Power Living® in Jamaica tour introducing Power Living to the beautiful island of Jamaica. She led a Power Living corporate workshop for employees of Jamaica National Bank (JNB) and the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston. She also offered private executive coaching, taught two yoga workshops at the YogaAngels studio at Villa Ronai, and participated in a cultural event held at Wiki Wakae beach.
From May 21st through May 24th, 2009, I participated in the 5th Annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit entitled “Ensuring our Legacy” at the Phoenician Hotel and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. I spoke on the Summit General Session panel entitled, “Let’s Stay Together: Maintaining Family Connectedness in Tough Economic Times” moderated by Hazel N. Dukes. I also taught morning yoga classes.