EGN Invites you to join EGN Cross Functional Virtual Event: Public Speaking: The Critical Leadership Skill by Mette Johansson & Cindy Tien

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 2, 2021. 4pm networking. 4.30pm - 6pm interactive workshop.

Public Speaking: The Critical Leadership Skill

Who speaks to the audience? You, or your slides? In our professional lives, there is a wide held belief that professionalism equates to putting on a grey suit and behaving accordingly. The result? Boring presentations, “death by PowerPoint” and an audience that retains 10% of what you said after one week. The reality is that many of us long to be inspired. People remember how you made them feel, not what you said. As leaders, we can inspire our audience through our messages by connecting authentically and embodying true presence. Join KeyNote Women Speakers Cindy Tien and Mette Johansson to boost your effective public speaking skills and make your talks memorable.

About the speakers: Mette Johansson & Cindy Tien.

Mette Johansson

Mette Johansson worked in leadership roles across Asia and Europe for multinational corporations for over 15 years before she founded MetaMind Training, a training consultancy, which provides learning programmes in leadership, people, and communication skills. Learning programmes frequently include modules on Authentic Leadership, Executive Presence, and Intercultural Intelligence. Clients include large MNCs such as Citibank, GSK, and Ikea, as well as mid-sized and local companies.

For more than 20 years, Mette has studied leadership, influence, motivation, and engagement in an intercultural setting. She is currently launching a research study on how to increase engagement among Chinese employees, following her MBA thesis in 1996 on the same topic.

As a highly purpose-driven and authentic leader herself, Mette speaks internationally on how to become a purpose-driven and authentic leader: the leader who we follow not because of their position, wealth or title – but because we are inspired to follow them. She has delivered her signature KeyNote talk "Authentic Leadership – Unmask the Leader Within" at conferences, corporations, and business schools alike.

As the founder and relentless driver of KeyNote – Women Speakers’ Directory, she is on a mission to bring diversity to speaking stages around the world. This has led Mette to be a sought-after facilitator for Diversity and Inclusion programmes.

Mette is the author of two Amazon bestsellers; "How to Make Yourself Promotable: 7 skills to help you climb the career ladder", as well as the co-author and ideator of “Unleash Your Voice, Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman”, and is interviewing 100 leaders, predominantly in Asia, for her third book on authentic leadership. 

Mette is a recipient of the Asia Women Icon Award and Insight Magazine’s “50 Most Promising Women in Business” award and has been featured in a range of media incl. Singapore’s flagship paper The Straits Times, the Asian Entrepreneur, BFM, Money FM 89.3 and Harper’s Bazaar.

Having lived, studied, and worked in 11 countries, Mette is a global citizen who speaks fluently in four languages and now calls Singapore home. 

Cindy Tien

Cindy Tien is a passionate speaker, trainer, and coach in building personal brand presence, emotional quotient, and social intelligence.

She believes that every individual should be an authentic personal brand of their own, and she takes pride in helping individuals elevate their ability to connect and influence others through their Appearance, Behaviour and Communication skills. Cindy’s motivation comes from her immense interest and study in human behaviour. Having worked in corporate client-facing roles within various organization structures in the last 20 years, she strongly believes that a well-lived life is one that is filled with true inner strength and confidence, and personal connections with others – resulting in success and lasting happiness.

A lifelong learner, Cindy is certified in Image Management, Behavioural Consulting, and Emotional Intelligence. She is sought after as an authentic, fun, and edgy influencer who brings results to the table. Besides being a member of Keynote Women Speakers, Cindy is also a Senior Consultant & Corporate Trainer at Imageworks, and an Executive Committee member of the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS).


04.00 PM: Networking/ Registration

04.30 PM: Webinar start. EGN introductions and speaker introduction

04.35 PM: Public Speaking: The Critical Leadership Skill

05.35 PM: Q & A and key takeaways

05.55 PM: Meeting end 

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