Canadian author Diana Kawarsky, an instructor in the School of Continuing Studies at York University, will be on campus June 21 to launch her new book Soft Skills: Volume 1 – A collection of Strategies, Anecdotes, Techniques, Observations, Stories, Tactics, Advice, Experiences, Ideas and Methods.
Soft skills are an everyday challenge for many of us. How can I make an impact? How can I get recognized? How may I better express myself? How can I present this data? How do I improve my relationships? These questions and more are addressed by Kawarsky in her new book, which focuses on professionals and explores why they need to master soft skills to make a difference and define their personal brand. This collection of strategies, anecdotes, and more provides tools to achieve maximum results with minimum effort.
Presented in short and concise chapters, Soft Skills Volume 1 provides readers with the insights and tools needed to make better choices, for self-improvement, and set oneself and others, up for success. The book is written to help professionals improve their communication skills by tweaking body language, becoming a better storyteller, listening to what others are actually saying, and paying more attention to their impact on everyone they interact with every day.
A special book launch event will take place in the Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson College on Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The free event is open to all, and will feature a raffle for one lucky person to win a free copy of the book.
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Kawarsky is president of The Soft Skills Group, a training and development consultant firm. She also teaches multiple courses at the School of Continuing Studies, including those in the Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management, the Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and the Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting.
This opportunity to hear Kawarsky speak about her book, ask any questions, and network with her and other students and professionals should not be missed. Staff from the School of Continuing Studies will also be on hand to help answer any questions about the school and the different programs that are offered.
Those interested are invited to RSVP here. Refreshments will be served.