Speaking With Authority

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Speaking With Authority

This professional development webinar, co-hosted by NCSL's Young and New Professionals (YNP) group and Women's Legislative Network, aims to help participants learn to increase self-awareness and personal brand when communicating daily. Whether you are a legislator headed into session or a legislative staffer gearing up for January, we all need to be concise, clear and credible. Ditch those phrases and words that undermine your authority, replace them with words that have impact making you the expert. We are very excited to have Catherine Johns, communications expert, leading a webinar for all young and new legislators and legislative staff. 

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About Catherine Johns

Catherine Johns coaches professionals to speak with power, presence and poise. A one-time wallflower, Johns developed her own presence—and her way with words—as a radio news anchor, talk show host and savvy, sassy morning show side-chick. Since she broke out of the broadcasting boys' club, Johns been guiding executives and entrepreneurs to speak up, stand out, and make their message more magnetic.  Because that’s how they influence their listeners to take action.

About YNP

The Young and New Professionals network aims to engage, educate, and support the state legislative leaders of tomorrow through targeted professional development, networking opportunities and recognition.

About The Women's Legislative Network

The Women's Legislative Network of NCSL is the professional development organization that includes every female state legislator in the 50 states, United States territories, and the District of Columbia. The mission of the Women's Legislative Network is to promote the participation, empowerment, and leadership of women le