Michigan Table Talk Training

Are you ready to have a different conversation around farm & food?

Do you need new tools to discuss hormones, chemicals, GMOs, sustainability, animal welfare, antibiotics, sustainability and other emotional issues widening the gap between farm and food? "Table Talk" is a customized training that will equip you to have smarter conversations around farm and food. Certified Speaking Professional Michele Payn has developed a two-day intensive program for a small group. She's designed it to be casual and personal to help farmers, dietitians, agribusinesses, Extension staff, and scientists who really want to take their efforts to a new level.

You'll get personal coaching, a dozen hours of interactive training with case studies, two of Michele's books (and the insight gleaned from writing three of them), and answers to your burning questions. You will walk away with an action plan built around your goals. And you'll be better equipped to have the conversation around the toughest issues facing farm and food, plus ways to go beyond the choir. You will be gaining insight from consumers, asking questions around the table, and building tools to take home.

A small group will gather for "Table Talk" in the Lansing area on August 27-28. Register before August 10 for the best rate. Join Michele at the table: you will be challenged by her 18 years of experience in this arena and walk away empowered with a different understanding of the conversation. And you'll likely meet some amazing people from your region who will deepen your perspective about agriculture and food.

Register today to be a part of  Table Talk in Lansing, Michigan on August 27-28 today!

Table Talk with Michele Payn

August 27

11:00 a.m. Welcome to the Table

12:00 p.m. Lunch and consumer panel

2:30 p.m. Tailoring Table Talk (who are you reaching, what issues matter, how to meet in the middle, etc.)

5-5:30 p.m. Burning questions & review

6:00 p.m. Casual Dinner (not included)

August 28

8:00 a.m.  Tools at the Table

9:00 a.m. Tailoring Table Talk: building personal action plans to put into practice at home

11:30 a.m. Lunch (included) & Taking Table Talk Home

1:00 p.m. Departure


What you need to know beforehand....

  • Make travel plans to Lansing and we will send you hotel information upon registration.
  • You will be asked to complete a questionnaire beforehand to help Michele shape the training. This is an essential tool to be sure she meets your needs and will also help frame the agenda.
  • The training will be held in comfortable board room at your hotel. We will send you details on the facility later. Breaks will be taken as needed, but keep in mind this is an intensive program requiring you to be mentally present.
  • Michele will also set up a coaching call with you beforehand, and another session within 45 days following the workshop.
  • Registration for Table Talk is $459 for the complete package if you register before August 10. Registration will increase to $500 after August 10, so register today! You are welcome to find scholarships or sponsorships from organizations to fund your registration. Discounts are available for organizations sending two or more participants.
  • Two lunches, snacks and beverages are included in the registration fee. We will enjoy a casual dinner as a group on the first evening, which is not included in the registration.
  • Please be sure your correct email is used in the PayPal registration and make note of any dietary restrictions. If you are a sponsoring organization registering for another person, add the registrant's name in notes, as well as their e-mail.
  • Thanks for coming to the table; Michele is excited to see what you can accomplish in moving the farm and food conversation to a different level!

Join Table Talk in Michigan; you register by clicking on this PayPal button. Register today!

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