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Keynote Presentation: Ask for Success: How Questions Can Inspire Confidence, Mission, and Creativity at Your Organization

Frank Sesno, Journalist, Anchor, White House Correspondent, and Talk Show Host

Monday, August 24 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


In this talk, master interviewer and fundraiser Frank Sesno explains how you can use something you probably take for granted–-the questions you ask-–to make your organization more innovative, creative, and successful.

Given the overwhelming volume of information prospect development encounters daily, a single, simple question can be disruptive if you know what you’re after, understand how you listen, and ask more. How can prospect development professionals use questions to spark creativity and craft persuasive stories? How do effective leaders learn, engage members of their teams, and inspire confidence through engaging colleagues with questions? How do questions convey trust and create empathy with colleagues throughout advancement?

As author of Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions and Spark Change, Frank will provide clear examples and practical ideas to foster a more open, collaborative, and high-impact workplace.

About Frank Sesno

Frank Sesno is an internationally recognized journalist with more than 30 years of experience reporting from around the world. Well-known as an anchor, White House correspondent, and talk show host with CNN, he is also a nationally renowned moderator who has engaged some of the world’s leading personalities.

Sesno currently serves as Director of The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, where he leads nearly two dozen world-class faculty and teaches journalism ethics, documentary, sustainability reporting, and “the art of the interview.”

Sesno is a frequent analyst on television and in print on the subject of American politics and media. He has hosted and produced documentaries for both The History Channel and PBS.


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