How to Speak Power: Understanding Verbal Power Dynamics
A Masterclass with Kasia Urbaniak & Ruben Flores
More than ever, language is power. In the modern world, where conflicts are settled not on the battlefield but in the boardroom (and bedroom), how we fare depends in large part upon how we speak; our ability to argue our case, persuade others of our point of view, and resist attempts to bully, talk over, and otherwise silence us. Learning to speak power can be immensely difficult, particularly if we have been conditioned from birth to be meek, obliging, and preferably mute.
Since 2013, Kasia Urbaniak & Ruben Flores have taught women how to speak power and navigate conflict at every level of their lives. Their signature class, Power With Men 101, has been a laboratory for exploring the complex power dynamics that underpin some of the most entrenched conflicts women face: from negotiating equal pay at work; navigating sexless but otherwise “happy” marriages; dealing with workplaces that discredit women's opinions, and walking through daily life in an image-obsessed society that asks women to tiptoe an impossibly fine line.
In this three hour, highly interactive masterclass, Urbaniak & Flores will help participants to understand the complexities that lie at the heart of our most entrenched conflicts and suggest ways we can deal with them through forthright and fearless speech. Join us for a unique, insightful and game-changing afternoon that seeks to challenge societal expectations about women and power and teach us all to speak with courage and conviction in every area of life.