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Brain Science and Communication Workshop - promo code for half off in description

San Francisco, CA - May 4 9:00 am all day

Price: $51 to $250

Use promo code GAVIN50 for half off at registration

Want to connect with leading executives in the Bay Area? Ready to drive your career forward with Communication Training from our top coaches? Join us in San Francisco for Own The Room Connect 2018!

Unlike traditional conferences, at Own The Room Connect, you’ll find a unique blend of interactive coaching opportunities, actionable insights from an amazing lineup of speakers, and meaningful connections with leaders from prominent Bay Area companies...all packed into one fast-paced, exciting event.

Choose your learning path:

EXECUTIVE PRESENCE & CONNECT FIRST: No more glazed-over looks or team members checking their phones while you’re talking. We help you understand the basic brain science behind communication, and how you can leverage that science to keep your listeners hooked.

Pick 1 Module for the morning & 1 for the afternoon:

ENGAGE THE AUDIENCE: You already know how to connect. Now it’s time to get your listeners involved. You’ll learn simple strategies that inspire participation from any audience, anytime, on any subject.

VOICE MODULATION & NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION: Learn to use your voice. We won’t ask you to sing, but we will teach you how simple voice modulation and non-verbal tricks can transform your communication in any setting.

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: If you don’t capture your listeners’ attention at the very beginning, how can you expect them to focus until the end? We’ll share three powerful techniques to reel them in from the start and four simple strategies that will inspire your listeners to take action at the end.


Erica Lockheimer, Head of Engineering, Learning (, LinkedIn

Erica Lockheimer has been at LinkedIn for 7 1/2 years and is Sr. Director of Engineering heading the Growth Engineering team focused on increasing growth in new members and deepening engagement with members across LinkedIn's products.

She's started the Growth Team from the ground up to now a high performing 120 person team. She's now ready for her next play at LinkedIn and will be the head of Engineering for the LinkedIn Learning team formerly known as She is also responsible for LinkedIn's Women In Tech (WIT) initiative that is focused on empowering women in technical roles at the company.

Prior to LinkedIn, she worked at Good Technology as Director of Server Engineering to securely manage and synchronize email and calendar data between Exchange and mobile devices. She loves the challenge of starting with something nascent and carving out the right strategy, hiring the best people, and plotting a course to drive results. In 2014 and 2015, Erica was also voted the top 22 women engineers in the world by Business Insider. Erica is a San Francisco Bay Area native, has 2 kids, loves to run and is a graduate from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.

Mike LewisFounder & CEO, When To Jump

Mike Lewis is the author of When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want (Holt, January 2018). He is the founder and CEO of When to Jump, a global community featuring the individuals, stories, and ideas relating to leaving something comfortable in order to pursue a passion. Launched in 2016, the platform has attracted millions of impressions through digital and print media, in-person experiences, and brand collaborations. Goldman Sachs named Mike one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017, and his When to Jump podcast was named a top 10 business podcast by Apple iTunes. Mike graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, and developed When to Jump from his experience leaving his job as an investor at Bain Capital Ventures to chase a dream of competing on the professional squash tour—an adventure across 200,000 miles, six continents and nearly fifty countries.


  • Lunch is provided
  • Please bring a fully charged smartphone or tablet with room on the device to record and save short videos.
  • Be sure to look your best (business casual), as you will be filmed multiple times.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to give refunds. However, you may transfer your registration credit to a later date.

Brain Science and Communication Workshop - promo code for half off in description

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