1. Introduction of the purpose of Pharmaceutical SIG and summary of survey results. (10 minutes)
2. Presentation and workshop: Upping Your Virtual Game when Networking Virtually.
Guest speaker: Peggy Bud, Communication Coach, Trainer and Speaker, Founder of Speaking Skillfully
3. Breakout rooms: (a) Virtual introduction practice session with Peggy Bud, (b) Virtual networking with members, (c) SIG volunteer discussion. (45 minutes)
Peggy Bud is an expert on the art of virtual communication. She is Founder of Speaking Skillfully. As a Communication Coach, Trainer and Speaker, she uses the knowledge of cognitive neuroscience to teach Effective Communication strategies and techniques. As a result of COVID 19, she coaches and trains clients on how to Skillfully Participate on a Video Call, whether during an interview, meeting or networking. She has a BS from Indiana University and a MS and 6th year Certificate in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. She’s a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist and School Administrator. In addition to her private consulting practice, Peggy is the Director of Recruitment for The Financial Executives Consulting Group and part of the leadership team for The Financial Executives Networking Group.
Communication isn’t an innate skill and requires honing and practice. Peggy teaches her clients Effective Communication strategies and techniques by enhancing their written and oral communication, developing their listening skills, and helping them create concise and powerful resumes and memorable elevator pitches. She provides customized coaching on ‘how you look and sound’ across all platforms. Clients come from a variety of industries (medical, legal, financial, insurance, engineering, marketing, and education). She has spoken at National Conferences, Women’s Summits, Rotary Clubs and Libraries. Her speaking and webinar topics include: Bridging the Gender and Generational Divide; Attributes of Effective Communication; Conflict in the Workplace; and The Art of Listening.