Seminar Shows Leaders Keys to Effective Speaking

New technology provides plenty of ways to quickly share information with others, but research suggests there's no substitute for in-person conversation when it comes to selling an idea or issuing a call to action.

Harper College this week will host a seminar aimed at helping business leaders do it well.

The session, "Speaking to Influence Others," runs from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 10 at the Wojcik Conference Center on Harper's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

Participants will learn speaking techniques and strategies intended to produce results in today's professional environment.

The event is the latest in Harper's Leadership Seminar Series, a slate of training-and-networking sessions geared to rising suburban business leaders.

The session will be led by consultants for Harper College for Business, which provides training, development, tuition help, small business support and more for Northwest suburban employers.

"Being an effective leader isn't easy," Harper College for Business Manager Robyn Leslie says. "This series will help local leaders meet the demands of their position, increase productivity, build skills and share best practices so they can make sure their business - and our community - is headed in the right direction."

The session's cost is $179, which includes breakfast and materials. Registration closes Sunday, October 7.

To register, or for a list of upcoming seminar topics and dates, call 847.925.6640 or visit

Press Contact: Erin Brooks, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159.