“You’ve got personality!” Freethinkers December 18 program

Fran Berman

Fran Berman

Carolyn Badger

Do you get exhausted around fast-paced people or impatient around slow-paced people? Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you know your primary personality style and that of your mate, family and friends?

On Sunday, December 18, at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center you’ll hear how your personality style affects your interaction with others. In this lively, interactive program you’ll learn about the four basic personality styles, their strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and the do’s and don’ts when interacting with each one.

If you’ve ever taken the Meyers-Briggs or Keirsey self-assessment you may already know your personality style. While not as in-depth as these two well respected systems, the techniques in this program will give you a faster and easier way to quickly identify the primary personality style of people you meet. Then you’ll learn how to use this knowledge to get along better.

This program supports one of the main beliefs of the SaddleBrooke Freethinkers “…that tolerance, compassion, equity and civility should characterize the interaction among peace-loving persons and organizations.” By better understanding each other we can make this belief a reality.

Fran Berman, MBA, has been a language teacher, an award-winning salesperson, a project manager, a corporate trainer and a professional speaker. She has amassed an extensive repertoire of skills and knowledge during her long career working for prestigious companies like American Express, National Car Rental, Braniff Airlines, AST Computer, National Seminars Group and SkillPath Seminars.

Fran has presented hundreds of entertaining and informative one and two-day professional skills seminars as well as motivational keynotes to large and small corporate, public and association audiences in the U.S. and internationally. During the last 10 years of her career her seminars were focused on business writing, grammar, e-mail etiquette and interpersonal communication skills.

A published author, Fran earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston, her diplome annuel at La Sorbonne in Paris and her MBA at the University of Redlands. She was awarded the Gold Microphone by the prestigious National Speakers Association (NSA). For many years before retiring to SaddleBrooke she was an active member of NSA and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Her continuing education credits include earning her Total Trainer certification from ASTD and her DiSC® Personal Profile trainer certification. She relied on the latter to enhance her seminars with segments on the four basic personality styles and how they can interact more effectively.

Bring a pen or pencil and notepad to this meeting of the SaddleBrooke Freethinkers at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Coffee is at 9:30; the program starts at 10:00 a.m.

For more information about SaddleBrooke Freethinkers, upcoming presentations and past programs or to be added to the email list, please go to www.sbfreethinkers.wordpress.com.