Chamber Academy - Speaking for Influence

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Name: Chamber Academy - Speaking for Influence
Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AKDT
Registration: Online registration for this event has closed.
Event Description:

Your ability to speak effectively is a critical key to success when it comes to influencing and impacting people. Whether you are making a 15-minute presentation or an hour-long keynote, your ability to connect and communicate will be essential to effectively get the audience to take action and move forward.

We will cover:

  • The speaking skills essential for every leader.
  • How to connect with others and keep them engaged.
  • The power of stories – even in the most technical presentations.
  • Why it is important for you to continue to develop your speaking skills.


About Mike Lightner

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I first discovered John Maxwell in 2008, when a coworker sent me an executive summer of the book “Leadership Gold.” Upon completion, I dug into more and more of John’s materials. Within a few months, I found myself purchasing several of the training kits and used this material to teach John’s philosophy to anyone who would listen. In Feb 2011, when the announcement was made about the John Maxwell Certification Program, I committed myself to attend and in August of 2013, my dream became a reality.

As a retired Chief Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force, I have extensive knowledge and experience in team leadership and personnel development. While serving as the Aircrew Flight Equipment Career Field Manager, I oversaw the leadership and management of over 5,200 Total Force (Active Duty, Air National Guard, and Reserved) Airman and civilian employees as well as the inspection, maintenance, acquisition and sustainment of over $8 billion in critical live sustaining aircrew and passenger safety, survival, and chemical defense equipment all around the world.

My passion is to develop leaders who, in turn, have a passion to develop leaders. If this is the type of culture, you would like to create within your organization, then I stand ready to help you achieve your goal.



This lunch-time educational seminar is geared towards business owners, entrepreneurs and young professionals. Community experts present on a variety of topics. Subjects may include anything from down-to-earth "how-to's" and "best practices" to more abstract topics like collecting and leveraging data, and exploring what it takes to create an inviting and productive work environment.

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Event Sponsors:
  • Alaska Business Monthly
Anchorage Chamber board room at:
1016 W 6th Ave.
Suite 304
Date/Time Information:
Noon to 1 pm
(Doors open at 11:30 am for lunch)
Contact Information:
Tosha Kelly: 907.677.7103
General Admission: $20
Anchorage Chamber Members: $15
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