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How to Say Anything to Anyone!

How do you tell someone to put the girls away at work? How do you tell an employee they smell? How do you tell a colleague they have something on their nose?

At the Women Business Leader’s Forum (WBLF) to be held June 6-June 9 in New Orleans, speaker and author Shari Harley, MA and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), will present an interactive session on creating a candid culture. She is the founder and president of Candid Culture, an international training and consulting firm.

Harley says, “Giving feedback is challenging for everyone. No one wants to hear that she isn't doing a good job. And thus no one wants to tell her. Telling your boss you're frustrated or aren't hitting your targets can be even more difficult, and thus many of us say nothing. Worse is that most feedback, positive or negative, is useless because it's vague. Get a simple formula to make even the most difficult conversations easier. Conversations will be short, specific and to the point. They won't be personal. They will be actionable. You'll be able to say what you want to say, when you want to say it, in a way that people can hear you and take action.”

Harley will be doing an interactive 2.5-hour workshop with WBLF attendees. To read some of her advice, visit her blog here. Some humorous videos of Shari’s previous presentations are available here.

The early registration deadline is quickly approaching. If you have not yet signed up to attend the WBLF and hear Shari speak, sign up here:

More information about the ASPPA Women Business Leadership Forum is available here, or send an email to

Amanda Iverson, CPA, PHR, SHRM-CP, is Principal, Pinnacle Plan Design, and is WBLF Co-Chair.