Author: Finola Annibella

January’s Speaker

Topic:  2020 – An Early Look At a Tumultuous Political Year.  This will be an overview of the 2020 political landscape and of our political system even more broadly – presented with a non-partisan perspective and with time at the end for Q&A.

Eric Sondermann is a high-profile, Denver-based political commentator, writer, pundit, civic leader and consultant.

Having been a frequent columnist in the Denver Post for many years, Eric now writes a regular column for Colorado Politics, a publication of the Gazette. He is a regular panelist on the weekly “Colorado Inside Out” program on Colorado Public Television and co-hosts the “Colorado Decides” political debate series sponsored by CBS/Denver-Channel 4, Colorado Public Television, the Colorado Sun and KOA Radio.
He is regularly called upon as a go-to source of independent political insight by a laundry list of media outlets across the state and nation, and occasionally beyond our borders. He is respected for his candor, his independent thinking, and his ability to distinguish analysis from spin.
As a civic leader, Eric has chaired the Boards of the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, The Logan School, Roots Elementary and Catapult Leadership. He has also served as a Board member of Urban Peak, the Colorado League of Charter Schools, Colorado Public Radio, the Children’s Museum of Denver and the Colorado Symphony. He most recently joined the Board of Judaism Your Way.

Well over two decades ago, Eric founded the well-respected media and public affairs consulting firm, SE2. In 2014, he sold his interest to his long-time business partners to devote his next chapter to these pursuits in addition to some high-level strategic consulting on a handful of critical public policy issues.
Eric and his wife Tracy Dunning divide their time between Denver and a mountain retreat near Tabernash. They are the parents of two (mostly) grown children, Katrina and Clarke.

December’s Speaker

December’s Speaker

We welcome Kyle Dyer as our December speaker. She describes her presentation topic as … the importance of discovering and sharing our own individual stories as a way to connect with others. And even more vital.. is listening to those stories.  The connections really happen when we deeply listen to one another and also when we listen to ourselves.   Sharing ‘our why’ we do something or ‘why’ we care about our careers, our clients, our communities.. resonates with others.  By providing that inside look, by being vulnerable.. we make powerful connections. I will encourage the DAB team to be more of a storyteller.. in their marketing materials, when doing presentations, in content on their websites, emails to customers and on their social media platforms… and most of all…  share their stories with their clients and listen to their client’s stories as a way to build and grow a trusted relationship.

September’s Speaker

We look forward to hearing from Liz Wendling on: How To Generate High-Value Sales Conversations, Update Your Outdated Selling Strategies.

Many professionals think they’re using a modern selling approach, fit for today’s fast-paced, information-saturated marketplace. In reality, many are using sales methods that are outdated, old-school and salesy and it costs them clients, income and opportunities.

Come learn how to sell in a way that fits you, your personality and style. Get some practical and tactical guidance about what it takes to attract more clients and close more business—the modern way.

You will:

  • Understand how to sell to today’s new consumer and sync up with the way they buy. (it’s radically different than five short years ago)
  • Learn the old-school words and phrases that turn people off and make you sound like you got stuck in the 1980s.
  • Find out what you are doing that is causing people to avoid your calls and why they delete your emails.