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When: September 10, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Carver Branch Public Library
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, Texas  78722
United States
Contact: EWTG

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September 10, 2014
EWTG Mini-Course

The Other Side of Leadership

The Power of Words to Inspire, to Heal, and to Lead! 

Brian Francis
Deputy Executive Director
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Poet & Coach of Neo Soul Slam Poetry Team of Austin, Texas


Slam Poetry for Leaders

Brian Francis, Deputy Executive Director by day, poet by night; a man of many talents. Mr. Francis will guide the group in a session on how leaders use words to heal, lift, inspire, create, and release. As leaders, words carry the capacity to encourage growth or the ability to diminish the negative. Find out how you can use the power of words to motivate others and bring strength to your leadership.

If you have ever drawn a blank when you pick up a pen, or would simply like to enhance your own art of speaking, don't miss Brian's workshop. This will be an educational, enlightening and fun event!

About the Speaker Brian Francis:

Brian Francis joined the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as the Deputy Executive Director on October 18, 1999, resuming a long working relationship with Bill Kuntz.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Francis served as the Assistant Administrator of the Texas Real Estate Commission and as a Senior Securities Analyst at the State Securities Board. He started his public service at the Texas Savings and Loan Department.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University with a major in General Business and his Master of Business Administration from Saint Edward’s University with a concentration in Financial Management.

Brian Francis is the Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation by day and by night he is a poet with the Neo Soul Slam Poetry Team of Austin, TX.  He was a member of the 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2014 teams which went to the finals in the National Poetry Slam. He has been a coach of the Neo Soul Team for the past three years and has taken his team to the finals at the National Poetry Slam each year.  Brian holds writing workshops and has published several books of poetry and has two CD's of Spoken Word Poetry.  Brian's most recent book titled Write Now!!!  encourages future writers through journal prompts, writing exercises and word building practices.  


The program begins at noon and ends by 1:00 p.m. To help you make the most of your lunchtime, EWTG will have pizza from Eastside Pies, fresh green salad, a drink and dessert for $10 per person, or you can bring your own lunch. Pizza will be served from 11:45 a.m. to noon.

Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event to receive a refund for pizza orders.

Acceptable forms of payment onsite are cash or check.

For information contact EWTG by email at or by telephone at 512-220-4298.

PO Box 1635, Leander, TX 78646
| 512-220-4298
| 512-692-2651 (fax)

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