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Getting to YES! The Art of Influence

January 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

TVNPA Community Program Getting to Yes!

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What does it take to compel a person to take action? Whether you want them to volunteer, make a donation, join a project or become a partner, it takes more than just making an ask. Amy Aines coaches us on how to harness the power of communication, illustrating five influence principles that cause people to say YES! Through stories and advice, she will reveal what it takes to create a convincing case and provide a roadmap for building support for the outcomes you desire.


About our Speaker

Amy Aines knows how much words matter. As a messaging strategist, speaker coach, and reputation builder, Amy is an expert at tailoring information to engage listeners and build support. For 40 years, she has helped business leaders, scientists and technical experts communicate to get results. Amy is CEO of Damianakes Communications and co-author of Championing Science – Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers. Her work has contributed to the success of countless tech and biotech companies, individuals, corporate initiatives and product innovations. In early 2020, she launched Talking STEM providing workshops and online courses to teach STEM graduates and professionals essential communication, relationship-building and influence skills.

Amy honed her communications expertise as a spokesperson and communications executive for global telecommunications, technology and mobile phone companies for the first 20 years of her career. Since 1999, at the helm of Damianakes Communications, she’s consulted for clients from Genentech, McKesson, BioMarin, Gilead, Cisco, FirstNet, Polaris Wireless, Vodafone and numerous emerging tech and biotech firms. Amy graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Communications Studies and is a certified Human Capital Strategist through the Human Capital Institute. Amy enjoys singing with the Stay at Tone Moms, hiking, and bringing family and friends together at her table.

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