NCET Biz Bite – How to Train Your Brain – September 25

Mikalee Byerman – How to Train Your Brain for Personal & Professional Success

Wednesday, Sept 25 | Networking: 11 am | Program: Noon

How many times have you entertained this thought: If only I were smarter or more talented, I could be more successful. And if I were more successful, I’d be so much happier.

But guess what? Research shows that only 25% of job success is based on IQ. An overwhelming 75 percent of job success is predicted by your sense of optimism, social support and your ability to see stress as a challenge instead of a threat.

The takeaway: It’s time to reframe our ideas about “achieving success.” What if happiness isn’t a byproduct of success, but instead, success is a byproduct of happiness? And what if you can program yourself to be more successful by tweaking something fairly simple — your personal sense of positivity?

Join us for an interactive session called “How to Train Your Brain for Personal & Professional Success” Speaker Mikalee Byerman — author, humor writer and communication strategist — has some tips and tricks to help you train your brain to embrace positivity, which will in turn serve to enhance your professional and personal success.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Uncover your personal link between success and positivity
  • Identify an actual value tied to your sense of happiness
  • Develop specific ways to train your brain to be happier
  • Explore case studies and real-world examples of positivity at work

NCET members may bring an unlimited number of guests at member prices. Join before you RSVP for this event and your savings will pay for some of all of your membership!  Join NCET now and save.

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Wednesday, Sept 25, 2019
11 am > 1 pm

$30 – NCET members
$40 – non-members

Tables for 8 – includes premium location at front of room, table signage, and recognition from the podium during luncheon.

$240 – NCET members
$320 – non-members

All NCET luncheon events must be paid for in advance.  Unpaid reservations will be cancelled automatically.

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The Fine Print:

  • Advance reservations required.  (Sorry, walk-ins not available)
  • No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless cancelled at least 48 hours before the event
  • NCET members receive substantial discounts on NCET events. Your membership pays for itself quickly. Join NCET now and save!

Reno-Sparks Convention Center
4590 S Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

About Our Speaker

As VP of Strategy for the Estipona Group, Mikalee Byerman (which rhymes with “Prickly Fireman” in case you’re wondering) was one of the founders of Just the Positive — a website dedicated to positive news in northern Nevada. But the website is only the start; she is now taking insights about positivity to the masses, helping them uncover ways they can transform positivity into professional success.

Mikalee is a humor essayist, award-winning writer and keynote speaker. Her debut book is “100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die,” and her writing has been featured on the Huffington Post and TIME Magazine’s websites, in Ladies’ Home Journal, Southwest Spirit Magazine and Alaska Airlines Magazine. Mikalee was named “Best Creative Writer 2018” in the Best of Northern Nevada awards.

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