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(ALL) Guess the CEO

March 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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For All Students: According to Forbes, in 2019 Fortune 500 CEOs generated $13.7 trillion in revenue and employed 28.7 million people worldwide. What separates these CEOs from other leaders? Is it how they communicate? What they’re communicating? Is it their gender? Ethnicity? Culture? Language?

Gabelli School of Business is partnering with NYU’s Verbatim Performance Lab to answer these questions through a unique and exciting performance event.

By examining the communication skills and found media of five prominent CEOs and then manipulating one of the speaker’s identity characteristics, this session will illustrate what happens when a “flip” occurs. For example, what happens to an audience’s perception of Mark Zuckerberg’s message in a particular speech when a woman delivers the same content verbatim, using the same speech and gestural patterns as Zuckerberg? To put it simply, what if Mark Zuckerberg were a woman?

This event will culminate in a conversation with performers, creators and audience considering questions such as:

Who would you want to work for and why?
Who has the most potential as a leader?
What was effective about a person’s communication style?

This event is open to all Fordham students, faculty, and staff. Join us in McNally Amphitheater on Wednesday, March 11th from 11:00AM to 12:30PM for this exciting event! RSVP on GradLink.

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March 11, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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140W McNally Amphitheater
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Open for
U/G-Both undergraduate and graduate students

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