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CTN Woodlands: Necessary Bridges

  • August 20, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Spring Creek Barbecue, 19099 W Interstate 45 Service Rd, Shenandoah, TX 77385


  • Open to everyone at no cost

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An unseen (and significant) career danger for rising project managers, engineers and other “STEM professionals & technical experts” is one of mid-career stagnation. Acquiring non-technical expertise becomes increasingly essential. Becoming an expert public speaker and storyteller is an excellent option.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the “why” and “how” of public speaking and storytelling
  • Be persuaded to become a better communicator and leader by making a
  • 100% commitment to acquiring expertise in public speaking and storytelling
  • Create a project charter for a multi-year self-development project “Become an Expert Public Speaker and Storyteller”
  • Assign explicit time and money commitments towards the project and seek out mentors
  • Systematically articulate all you know about yourself and complete an icebreaker speech project
  • Get tools, guidelines and resources to become a confident, motivated and inspirational presenter
  • Understand the roots of glossophobia (fear of public speaking) and learn how to manage it
  • Take steps towards becoming a master orator through a wide range of exercises

Rashid N. Kapadia, PMP, is a speaker, project manager, engineer,
consultant, and author.  Born & raised in India, he started his career in the merchant navy, where over 17 years he progressed from marine engineering apprentice to chief engineer.

Rashid moved to the US in 1995 pursuing a Masters degree in Marine Management and other advanced marine commercial certification in Chartering and Agency.

In the US, over 17 years, he worked for 3 organizations providing leadership in commercial merchant shipping, chartering & operations, marine and offshore engineering and repair operations, project management, and business development.

In 2014 he took a career sabbatical to write a book and polish his public speaking skills. In 2015, along with his wife, he co-founded Necessary Bridges, Inc.

Rashid is a lifelong student and an avid reader, constantly looking for new knowledge that can be applied to uplift professions and solve problems.


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