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SPEAK AND BE HEARD: Communication Tools for Career Success with Eliza VanCort

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Rockefeller Hall, 133
Central Campus

Professionals at the top of their fields are not simply subject matter experts, they are also highly skilled communicators who message quickly and easily while forging meaningful connections. You can have the best ideas in the world, but if you communicate them poorly, your career will suffer.

My seminar, SPEAK AND BE HEARD: Communication Tools For Career Success, improves global professional presentation and communication prowess while imparting invaluable public speaking skills. I’ll provide a targeted overview of powerful research while sharing customized physical and vocal adjustments participants can integrate immediately into their professional lives.

Optimize your collaboration skills, leadership potential, and career success while adding more value to your organization. Learn the art and science of persuasive communication.

Eliza VanCort is a motivational speaker with a focus on communication. Her background and experience fostered her passionate interest in human behavior's critical role in shaping personal/organizational outcomes, and its impact on society. Eliza got her degree in political science, interned at the DCCC during Bill Clinton’s first run for President, worked as an actor in NYC, taught The Sanford Meisner Technique in Boston, and founded upstate New York's preeminent Meisner Technique studio, The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca (AWI), which is still thriving today. Eliza gives high impact talks and seminars throughout the world, and works privately with clients in-person and remotely. Her unique intersectional approach integrates personal narrative, voice/physicality techniques, and the latest socio-political communication research. A great deal of Eliza’s work is focused on communication challenges people with less power and privilege face when intersecting with institutionalized power structures. Eliza is currently writing a book inspired by the highly personal, but universally relatable, questions women ask her in the privacy of the women’s bathroom after her talks! She is a Cook House Fellow at Cornell University, and an advisory board member of Performing Arts for Social Change . Eliza is also the proud parent of four kids, ages 15 - 23, mentors dozens of young people, and helps progressive political candidates craft and present their speeches. In 2018 she gave a well received TedX, “ Women, Power, and Revolutionizing Speech ”.

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College of Arts & Sciences, Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity


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Contact Name

Aidan Kelly

Contact Phone

(607) 255-6480


Eliza VanCort

Speaker Affiliation

CEO of VanCort Consulting

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Students in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity

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