Advanced Communications
Engaging them with data and your listening skills 


From your first interviews to leading an organization your communication skills are a, if not the, key to your success. 

One of the most popular WEST workshops - we will cover all the important aspects of developing, practicing, delivering, and self-evaluating, your most important communications, from meetings to large conferences and video. Additionally, the level 1-3 listening skills which will enable you to stay focused, especially on your audience, or key audiences, to insure success.

Leadership is inspiring others who want to follow and work toward a common goal.

You will learn:

  • Message focus
  • Dealing with your nervousness
  • How to prepare for interviews
  • How to present “up” in your organization
  • How to turn down the noise and really understand what the other person or audience is saying.

Listening is a skill and only half of the communication equation. In conversations both parties speak and both parties listen. Whether your message hits its target and whether you get the results you seek all starts with listening.

  • How you listen
  • What you say
  • How you say it
  • When you say it


Suggested workshop preparation:

Take the Myers Briggs type assessment


Or, better yet, invest $32.95 in yourself with the DiSC profile.


About the Presenters


Beth Masterman’s executive coaching practice follows her successful career in law and as a public affairs consultant for business owners, senior executives, board committees, and elected officials in a variety of industries.  Her broad experience combined with her MA in Psychology gives her keen and nuanced insight into leadership, group process, and the challenges facing professionals at every level of an organization.  Beth focuses on working with senior level professionals and teams to improve performance, engagement, and enjoyment at work.  Beth holds a B. A., cum laude, in Psychology from Wesleyan University, a JD from Boston University School of Law, and a MA from Boston University School of Psychology.  She earned her executive coaching certification from William James College and completed the One Year Training Program at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.  Beth is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), DISC and Driving Forces ®  and performs electronic and customized, interview based 360 Assessments to compliment her executive coaching program.

Tom Kennedy is an executive communications coach and consultant and an Associated Press award winning TV/radio broadcaster in major markets across the US. He’s a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) by the Institute of Management Consults, were he spent several years on the national board, and by the International Council of Management Consulting. He’s a current board member of WEST. Tom works with individuals and teams of business leaders in building great communications skills. He provides strategies and coaching to insure comfort, confidence and success before every audience. His clients successfully develop and deliver focused, effective, and memorable messages, internally and externally, including effective use of the web, print, and broadcast media. Although he works across all business verticals, he specializes in life science.




Date and Time:  
July 13, 2016
6:00 - 8:30 PM


5:50-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking



Microsoft, 255 Main Street, Thoreau Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Map and Parking Information

We appreciate Microsoft donating the use of their event space.  Microsoft requires all attendees to check in on the first floor with a government issued photo id card.



Members: $35; Non-Members: $55, Workshop and Annual Membership: $120

A light dinner will be served. 





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