Getting what you want through Effective Communication (Sandy Donovan)

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Bio

Effective communication is continually noted as a key business skill for success as an actuary. Today, we’ll learn from someone who helps others become more effective with their communication and ultimately get more of what they want!

Sandy Donovan is a Keynote Consultant and owner of Clearly Influential where she helps small business owners and entrepreneurs deliver powerful and conversational keynotes.

Sandy uses a combo of quick blog posts, in-depth expert interviews, weekly(ish) newsletters, (plus a range of premium products) to support you while you gain the confidence and know how you need to package up and showcase your content in front of a crowd. (Basically, you’ll become a public speaking pro in no time).

Getting what you want through Effective Communication (Sandy Donovan)

Guiding Quote to Success

Life isn’t happening to you – it’s happening from you. Susan Ferrara, Law of Attraction Coach

First Step of the Journey

While Sandy now has a strong career as a presentation coach, she actually had her beginnings at Penn State as a Bio Tech major!
Listen to how Sandy was able to find her passion through her extracurricular activities and make it into a business later in life!

Roadblock on the Journey

Many of us at some point in our actuarial journey will have to balance growing a family and children while still pursuing excellence in our careers. Sandy talks about how having a child led to a major change in her life, routine, and free time, and how she was able to still launch TWO businesses through it all. By no means was it easy, but it sure is inspirational!

Today’s Theme: Getting what you want through Effective Communication

During the conversation, Sandy shares her expertise on the following:

  • Setting Goals for your audience based on the three primary outcomes of effective communication
  • Strategies to transform your audience from where they are to the goal you have in mind for them
  • Tactics to help your audience connect with your communication
  • Concrete tips for preparing for your communication
  • Rookie mistakes that Journeyers should look to avoid

Useful Resources For Actuarial Toolkit

Making the Connection

Want to get in touch with Sandy? Reach out to here through her website, Clearly Influential.

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