Communication Keynote Speakers

The Last 8% Conversation

IHHP represents communication keynote speakers who explain the brain science behind why it’s difficult to have difficult conversations.  Our communication keynote speakers provide audiences with valuable tools that give them the skills to address the most important issues they need to discuss with their teams.

Communication is not easy, especially under pressure. Our research has found that when facing a challenging conversation, most managers adequately cover the first 92% of content they want to cover. When they get to the more difficult part of the conversation, more often than not, they avoid the last 8% of the conversation or they mess it up. What’s missed in the communication is the critical information and feedback an individual or organization needs to improve performance, grow and achieve objectives.

Having the “Last 8% Conversation” is one of the key differentiators of world class organizations and while not easy, it is a skill that can be learned and mastered.

In this powerful communication keynote speech, your team will learn: 

  • Why communication is at the heart of high performance.
  • What a “Last 8% Conversation” is and why most people avoid them or mess them up. 
  • How to have these conversations in a way that the other person can hear us. 
  • How to navigate the difficult emotions that typically prompt us to avoid the Last 8% Conversation. 
  • How to inspire your team to be more courageous and skillful in their communication with others.

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, founder of IHHP and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Performing Under Pressure, spends his time consulting with and speaking to organizations on the topics of Culture, High Performance, Emotional Intelligence and The Last 8%. His clients include IBM, Goldman Sachs and Mercedes, as well as Navy Seals, Olympic Athletes and NBA and NFL teams.   To learn more and see video of JP speaking, click here.

Bill Benjamin

Bill Benjamin is a Partner at IHHP and has advanced degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science.   Combined with his 30 years of real-world business experience, Bill brings a science-based approach to the topics of Leadership, Performance, Emotional Intelligence and The Last 8%.  His clients include Intel, Marriott and Coca-Cola, as well as U.S. Marines, NASA Scientists and Surgeons.   To learn more and see video of Bill speaking, click here.

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