November 2019 Chapter Meeting

November 19, 2019
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Norris Meetings and Events Center
2525 West Anderson Lane, #365
Austin, TX 78757

* NOTE: Chapter meeting is on the THIRD Tuesday of November *


Norris Centers 

Norris Centers
2525 West Anderson Lane, #365 
Austin, TX 78757

Our dinner events have been selling out, so please register early! Dinner orders closed on Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 PM. Session(s) online registration closes on Monday, November 14 at 5:30 PM. Please note: If you have paid for your PMI Austin Chapter Membership within the past 48 hours, register as a guest and self-report the PDUs.

Menu: TBD. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

5:30 – 7:00 pm
(.5 Leadership PDU)
Registration, Business Meeting, Networking and Dinner (Cash Bar)

6:00 – 6:30 pm


Join us for a new member networking and knowledge sharing session. In addition to going over the various opportunities that PMI and this chapter can offer, this is your chance to tell us what you are looking for to advance in your career.  Share your goals and knowledge with the chapter leaders and fellow professionals. 

7:00 – 8:00 pm
(1 Leadership PDU)

Modes of Persuasion: The Only Three Ways to Convince Anyone of Anything

From networking to high stakes presentations, we all need to know how to persuade, influence, and convince your targeted listener. If you can speak persuasively, you inspire people to take action.  We can move the listener from where they are to where you want them to be. With simple techniques, you can learn what these three modes of persuasion are, and how to utilize that knowledge to craft productive meetings, presentations, and pitches. 

Even a minuscule shift in your awareness of the three modes of persuasion can create increased confidence, profit growth, and an entirely new level of communication mastery.

Laura Mathis is an admired speaker and communication coach with over 20 years of experience. She has taught all forms of communication skills, from high-stakes presentations, handling nervousness, content organization, and corporate storytelling. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, from executive retreats to her 2012 TEDx talk with over 140,000 views. As an Executive Communication Coach at The Speech Improvement Company, she offers private coaching and group workshops to a wide range of clients and industries. Laura focuses on understanding each client’s specific message, the listeners, generating dynamic content, and allowing her clients to convey their ideas more effectively.

Laura is a published author with the American Bar Association. Her book, Acting Skills for Lawyers, incorporates style and presence with persuasive argument skills for maximum impact before a judge or jury. As a coach, Laura brings an insightful, engaged, and dynamic approach, inspiring executives to more effectively craft their message, engage listeners with their unique story and encourage the listener into action. She takes pride that her coaching improves careers and makes a long-term impact on her client’s growth and advancement.

8:00 – 9:00 pm
(1 Technical PDU)

The 90-Second Executive Launch Frame

Attendees will learn the process to launch executive presentations and create discussions rather than Death by PowerPoint. I teach this to executives at Johnson & Johnson, generally at Fortune 500s, and in coaching with emerging young leaders. A radically different way to present to execs that will help their entire career

Isiah McPeakNeuroscience, philosophy, classical rhetoric, music, and a weird background bring that together for me in ways I can offer other people: product management, team leadership, high stakes communication, UX, marketing funnels, and revenue conversations. Isaiah McPeak is an accomplished leader who has turned around major projects from the tiniest startup, to merchants, to Fortune 10s. He has logged more than 5,000 hours teaching at a whiteboard and was named best presenter at Product Camp 23, in Austin. 



For any issues with registration or questions about claiming PDUs, email VP of Professional Development.

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Thanks to our Chapter Meeting Sponsors:

 Norris Centers


$15.00 PMI Austin Chapter Member: Presentations Only
$10.00 Earlybird rate before November 13

$25.00 Non-Member: Presentations Only
$20.00 Earlybird rate before November 13