Administration Professionals Day
Melbourne EA Group and Australian Venue Co. invite you to celebrate & network with fellow Administration Professionals.
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Be inspired by our guest speakers
Debra Lawrance - Are you being heard?
Debra Lawrance is a graduate of NIDA – 1977; and holds a Bachelor degree in Dramatic Art. She has worked extensively and continuously in film, theatre and television and is still a working actor. Debra is perhaps best known for playing the central role Pippa in the hugely successful Australian soap Home and Away. More recently, she can be seen as Rose in the internationally acclaimed comedy Please Like Me - that continues to stream worldwide. In 2015 Debra was the recipient of the AACTA award for Best Performance in a Comedy for this role, and in 2017 she won the TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress.
Since 2005 Debra has also been teaching communication skills to clients from across all sectors of the work force, with a particular emphasis on women’s communication issues in the workplace. Overwhelmingly, the main challenge that women confront at work is their reduced ability to be heard in meetings, presentations, discussions, and in general. Women have a different vocal capability from men and, as a result, face different challenges when trying to communicate effectively in the workplace.
Everyone, however, can benefit from vocal coaching. Complex language spoken with lazy speech patterns causes poor communication; this can then lead to misunderstanding. Conversely, clear language spoken cleanly and persuasively creates highly effective communication that can lead to successful business outcomes. For most people “nerves” can be a huge issue when presenting or trying to be heard in meetings, but this can be overcome with the right guidance.
Debra’s practical workshops are strongly focussed on understanding and using the voice; they are highly experiential, thoroughly enjoyable and have proved to be a transformative experience for those who participate, and we're lucky enough to have Debra present to us on Admin Professionals Day!
Holly Bailey - Play Like a Girl
As founder of Play Like A Girl, Holly Bailey has an intense desire to ignite the passions of others to be the best that they can be.
Play like a Girl started from the seed of rebellion, says Holly. “I have a highly competitive spirit. I’m pleased to say that both on and off the court, it serves me in a healthy way, yet to be honest, in my younger days I had some lessons to be learned as I didn’t always use it well.”
As an avid sports lover, Holly has played numerous sports throughout her life, at varying levels and claims hermost important lessons about life have come from the court and field.
Holly says, ‘What I learned growing up in sports has equipped me well for the game of life.”
She amuses as she reflects on some of the lessons and the similarities of the business and sports environments.
Holly uses these lessons within her Executive Assistant role at Rankin and Co Business Lawyers and as she navigates her way through the business world using her strengths and sharing her passion to ignite those around her.
Holly’s presence remains on the field both as a player and as an AFLW TAC Development Coach, as well as running a program for a group of high achieving women who advocate for sport.
She hopes to inspire both her clients and those around her to back themselves and create the life they love.
In 2017 this event was sold out in 4 hours and 2018's tickets are selling fast!! Register today and join in the celebrations!!
When: Friday 4th May 2018
Time: 7.15am to 9am
Where: The Park - 36 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park
Premium Members $35
Free & Standard Members $45
Non Members $55
Tables of 8 available. Breakfast included.
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Prizes to be won
Qatar Airways Privilege Club with Q miles (equivalent to 2 economy tickets)
1 night accommodation incl. buffet breakfast for 2 @ Four Points by Sheraton
1 night accommodation @ Crown Towers
A bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne from Melbourne Public
$500 travel voucher from 1000 Mile Travel Group
The Champagne Dame $300 voucher
1 bottle of Champagne & Crystal Tulip glasses from Emperor Champagne
2 night stay during Emirates Stakes' weekend @ Quest Apartments Flemington
Faulty Towers Dining Experience for 2 incl. Dinner & Accomm @ CountryPlace
$250 entertainment voucher from Tixstar
1 night stay @ Jackalope Hotel
A bottle of Champagne from Custom Printed Bags & Boxes
The Emerson 'Rooftop Experience' - Exclusive Booth on the Rooftop Fridays for up to 10 people, with sparkling on arrival, cocktails and platter of gourmet treats
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