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Communicate Confidently: Personal Branding with Edelman

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Member Lab. You have a lot to share with the world, but do you know how to effectively communicate your “elevator speech?” Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm, teaches you the art and science of communicating your story in a polished, confident way. Mary Gannon, executive vice president of media and presentation coaching, will share the ins and outs of developing your key messages and tips on sharing your story effectively.

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What If We're Wrong? With Chuck Klosterman

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Chuck Klosterman , Mark Caro

How certain are we about gravity? What will we be considered the defining moment in rock music five hundred from now? How seriously should we take what happens in our dreams? Have we reached the end of knowledge? Every generation assumes that what we’ve defined and accepted is pretty close to how reality will be viewed forever. But what if we’re wrong? Time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure—until, of course, they don’t.

What to expect: Best-selling author Chuck Klosterman brings these questions to the Chicago Ideas stage with his implausible book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we

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Communicate Confidently: Personal Branding with Edelman

Lab

Member Lab. You have a lot to share with the world, but do you know how to effectively communicate your “elevator speech?” Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm, teaches you the art and science of communicating your story in a polished, confident way. Mary Gannon, executive vice president of media and presentation coaching, will share the ins and outs of developing your key messages and tips on sharing your story effectively.

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What If We're Wrong? With Chuck Klosterman

Conversation
Chuck Klosterman , Mark Caro

How certain are we about gravity? What will we be considered the defining moment in rock music five hundred from now? How seriously should we take what happens in our dreams? Have we reached the end of knowledge? Every generation assumes that what we’ve defined and accepted is pretty close to how reality will be viewed forever. But what if we’re wrong? Time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure—until, of course, they don’t.

What to expect: Best-selling author Chuck Klosterman brings these questions to the Chicago Ideas stage with his implausible book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we

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