Empowering Your Hidden Genius

Event Description:

Discover how to refine your communications skills for every aspect of your life! Join us for a fun and informative presentation that will reveal an intuitive framework for understanding human nature.

During this deeply insightful yet entertaining talk, speaker and author Dan Silvert will illustrate the four basic drivers of human personality using the metaphor of Eagles, Parrots, Doves, and Owls. This awareness provides powerful approaches to improving communication and connection with the relationships that matter most in both your professional and personal lives.

How do people react the moment you walk into the room? Why do some respond to your social media, online posts, or emails while others are ignored? Understanding such dynamics uncovers sophisticated ways of better connecting with and inspiring everyone whom you encounter in today’s fast-paced, mobile world.

If you manage others, this talk will reveal predictive insights around the hidden strengths and challenges of your employees. You will understand how they handle stress, share information, manage their time, and determine priorities.

If you are part of a team, the styles will reveal how the collective strengths and blind-spots of your group are likely to play out, and what you can do to improve communication and productivity.


  • Take a brief one page profile assessment (Optional)
  • Birdwatching: Learn how to read people’s styles quickly and accurately (especially when networking).
  • Discover effective ways to influence and motivate others by determining their style
  • Understand how overusing our strengths creates weakness
  • Learn how to harness the hidden genius of each style for yourself and others

Daniel Silvert
Daniel Silvert

Daniel Silvert is the President of Velocity Advisory Group. A sought after speaker, executive coach, and facilitator, Daniel has led organizational developmental programs at every level on the DISC styles, leadership, teamwork, and accountability. Daniel is the co-author of Taking Flight! Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships… Your Life, published in 9 languages. Daniel has consulted organizations through merger/acquisition cultural integrations, building greater accountability into workplace culture, effective communication through behavioral style awareness, leading change, and executive coaching.

His clients have included: Adidas, Aflac Insurance, Alstom Power, American Medical Systems, Bechtel, Biogen, Brinker Capital, Boston College Carrol School of Management, Con Edison, Dow Jones, Drexel University, Fifth Third Processing, GE Healthcare, Genentech, Icahn Industries, Intercontinental Hotels Group, L-3 Communications, L’Oreal, Pfizer, Octagon Research, Shell Oil, Situs, W.L. Gore, and WP Global Partners.

Daniel speaks at business, higher education, and industry associations including: The Harvard Business School Alumni Group (S.F.), Tri-State Human Resources Association, The Project Management Institute, The Entrepreneurs Forum, ChemPharma, Fordham University, The Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group, and the Financial Executive Networking Group. Daniel holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Maryland.

Join us! Food and wine will be served

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Event Details

November 10, 2015


Perkins Coie LLP
3150 Porter Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304


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