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IAP 2016 Activities by Sponsor - Toastmasters@MIT

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Conflict Resolution - Better Communication, Happier life

Kitty Huang

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/20
Limited to 25 participants
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions
Prereq: none

Excellent communication skills can enhance your work performance and create more joy in your personal life. The right mindset is key. In addition to communication techniques, learn how to prepare your mind and body for better communication. Our two interactive workshops introduce tools such as recognizing intent, effective listening, positive thinking, and getting to the root of the problem.  Bring your challenges for case study!  Discover ways such as meditation and Shiatsu that can get our minds and bodies in a centered state for successful communication.

Meet our team:

Communication Trainer: Kitty Huang <>

Wellness Coach: Katrina Piehler (

Inspirational Speaker: Kurt Faustin <>

Shiatsu Practitioner: Jeff Leonard <>


*Registration required. Please email Kitty Huang at <>to register. 

Sponsor(s): Toastmasters@MIT
Contact: Keesler Welch, KEESLER@MIT.EDU

w/ Wellness Coach

Jan/14 Thu 06:30PM-08:00PM Location TBD

Meditation is more than a tool for reducing stress or helping us focus. It can powerfully effect how we interact, connect and communicate with others. Experience an easy meditation led by Wellness Coach Katrina Piehler.

Communication Trainer Kitty Huang offers problem solving skills on "Get to the Root of the Problem" and "Effective Listening". Gain a new perspective on challenges that trouble you.

w/ Shiatsu & Inspirational Speaker

Jan/21 Thu 06:30PM-08:00PM Location TBD

Licensed Shiatsu Practitioner Jeff Leonard has a healing touch. Shiatsu can reduce pain, tension and worry. Learn DIY exercises for staying awake while driving and the technique for a good night's sleep.  

Expect to be WOWed by award winning speaker Kurt Faustin's speech "Standing Tall", as Kurt speaks about FEAR...

Kitty Huang shares the magic of "The Positive Approach". 

IAP 2016: Stand up and present yourself!

International Training in Communications, Powertalk

Jan/11 Mon 12:00PM-01:00PM E51-149, RSVP if you like, so we have enough handouts

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up

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IAP 2016: Stand up and present yourself!

Monday, January 11, 2016, 12-1:30

Stop hiding behind that i-Phone and join members of

International Training in Communications for a discussion

of the elements of speaking you need to stand up and

present yourself: we’ll cover the basics of vocal variety,

gestures, and organizing your message.  We’ll also

discuss upcoming plans for starting a POWERtalk club on

campus. For more information contact Ruth,, 857-266-3400.


Sign-up encouraged but not required (just so we have enough handouts)


Sponsored by International Training in Communications/Powertalk

Sponsor(s): Toastmasters@MIT
Contact: Ruth Levitsky, E18-201C, 617 253-3399, LEVITSKY@MIT.EDU