Product Management Special Interest Group Virtual Meeting 

Overcoming Product Management's Thorniest Communication Challenges 
November 17, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Learn communication and persuasion tips to increase your leadership effectiveness 

Inside organizations, soft skills are the hardest skills. Relationships and credibility are on the line in every interaction, and your power to positively influence others is one of your most important assets as a product manager. Even if you have brilliant ideas, you can’t change the world unless you can sell them to others. Improving your communication and persuasion skills is a super power that helps you build your mental flexibility and resilience for your role as a leader.

The most effective product managers are skilled at overcoming influence barriers, improving credibility, and persuading others within their organization. Join us for a lively conversation with Nils Davis, podcaster and author of The Secrets of Product Management. Learn tips and techniques for persuasion in the variety of communication contexts product managers navigate. Equally important, Nils will provide context for the techniques ranging from understanding your audience's subconscious to integrating busin

Join us to learn concrete persuasion techniques:

  • Building credibility and trust with colleagues, executives, and customers
  • Asking effective questions
  • Effective storytelling for product managers
  • How to structure your communications
  • Anticipating and handling objections during the product development process

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Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 AM Member Networking
  An opportunity for you to meet a few of your peers before the presentation. No cheesy exercises. This is a chance to build your professional network and share what you are looking to learn from today's event.
9:30 AM Guest Presentation - Persuasion and Communication Skills for Product Managers
  Nils Davis, host of the podcast The Secrets of Product Management and author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook, will join us to share practical tips he's learned throughout his career in product management.
10:25 AM Break
10:30 AM Breakout Discussion Groups
  This is where the magic of the day happens. In small groups this is your chance to share important takeaways, seek clarification, and hear what others found helpful.
10:50 AM Wrap-Up
11:00 AM Adjourn
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