Events


Our events team works closely with our broad network of contacts and partners in Geneva and Lausanne to ensure that our culture and values are firmly embedded in our events calendar.

Events focus on 5 key areas:

  1. International trade & diplomacy
  2. Business & entrepreneurship
  3. Personal & professional development
  4. Women's empowerment
  5. Diversity & inclusion

Upcoming events

    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 18:00 - 20:00
    • TBC

    Mix & mingle around a drink!

    Join us for our monthly networking meeting in Geneva, where you will meet like-minded professionals in an open and friendly atmosphere of mutual respect.

    We will welcome you between 18h00 and 20h00 at Royal Karoma, Rue des Rois 1, 1204 Geneva.


    Fee: none, cost of a drink (please kindly clear your own tab with the bar. OWIT Lake Geneva is not responsible for clearing your bar bill).
    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 18:00 - 20:00
    • F-information, Rue de la Servette 67, 1202 Genève
    • 60

    Voice Your Leadership!


    Modern audio-visual communication is an essential tool for promoting the right ideas at the right time. It is the tool that helps leaders to translate their decisions into actions. It is the tool that creates emotional readiness for action – emotional readiness for trade. The speaker’s voice is known to be a powerful means of leadership. Its impact on the hearer is immediate. It is not just what you say - it is how you say it. Scientists have identified the vocal features that enhance credibility and persuasiveness. Yet, the assessment of vocal competences remains subjective and intuitive. The questions therefore are:

    (1) What are the main vocal skills to master?

    (2) Can they be objectively measured?

    (3) How can women develop / improve the impact of their speech communication in the international trade?

    This interactive masterclass will lead you through the subtleties of the human voice as a powerful tool of influence. The nonverbal features of charismatic leadership and oratory in general will also be presented.

    During this unique workshop on voice development offered by OWIT Lake Geneva, the attendees will:

    • See and hear the acoustic features of the voices of powerful leaders.
    • Assess the impact of different speaking styles on the perception of the speaker’s credibility, clarity and persuasiveness.
    • Learn about Vox Institute’s system of measuring acoustic and nonverbal aspects of speech communication.
    • See and hear examples of interculturally valid features of nonverbal behaviour (facial expressions, gestures, posture and gaze).
    This is a hands on, practical experience where you will be able to:

    1.     Practice the 3 main vocal skills: chunking, emphasis, intonation;

    2.     Record their voices and immediate measure their vocal features

    3.     Auditory assessment of 3 different vocal styles related to 3 main vocal skills.

    About the trainer: 

    Branka Zei Pollermann PhD (founder and director) teaches speech communication, leadership and social/emotional intelligence in Switzerland, France and the UK. She has been involved in Geneva University scientific research for 35 years and is author of numerous publications. Her academic credentials include: PhD in psychology (University of Geneva), three MAs (general linguistics, psychology, English and Italian languages and literature) and postgraduate studies in speech pathology, phonetics, philosophy and sociology. In parallel to her work at Vox Institute, she held part-time teaching and research positions at: Geneva University (Faculty of Psychology - 9 yrs.a), University Hospitals (17 yrs.), CERN (7 yrs.), Phonetics Institute - Zagreb University (7 yrs.).  For media coverage see: http://www.vox-institute.ch/eng/about_us/media

    Vox Institute was founded in Geneva in 1988. It is training and research institute specialized in speech communication and emotion psychology. Its mission is to provide scientifically based courses and objective assessment of: (a) communication skills and (b) emotional climate in organisations. Vox Institute uses leading-edge technology for assessment and coaching in vocal and non-verbal skills of speech communication. 

Past events

11 Jul 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva "pied dans l'eau"
27 Jun 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
15 Jun 2017 2017 Annual Summer Reception - The Art of "Present-ing" workshop
31 May 2017 OWIT International Webinar: Why Trade Matters
23 May 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Success as a team!
16 May 2017 WORKSHOP: Resilience, a mindful approach to Performance
11 May 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
02 May 2017 Invitation à la conférence: UN FUTUR CENTRE DE RECHERCHE APPLIQUEE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE NOUVELLES VOIES THERAPEUTIQUES
26 Apr 2017 NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY NOT TO MISS: Future of Digital Trade - hosted by the ITC
11 Apr 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
28 Mar 2017 WORKSHOP: Nonviolent communication workshop
21 Mar 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Empowering Women
14 Mar 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne - International Women's Day
07 Mar 2017 Free event at Palais des Nations: The power of digital women
28 Feb 2017 Panel discussion: Can "Equal Pay" be a reality in the companies?
27 Feb 2017 Webinar by OWIT International: "TRADE, TAX & BEYOND: NAVIGATING THE 2017 U.S. AGENDA"
21 Feb 2017 MNM Geneva - "Equal Pay" Theme
07 Feb 2017 MNM Lausanne - "Equal Pay" Theme
30 Jan 2017 Raise Your Voice: OWIT Workshop on Public Speaking
25 Jan 2017 Webinar by OWIT International: The NEW SheTrades Web & Mobile Application: Connecting One Million Women Entrepreneurs
17 Jan 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
10 Jan 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
13 Dec 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne with a Christmas twist
13 Dec 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva with a Christmas twist
15 Nov 2016 Webinar by OWIT International: HOW TO DO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WITH BRAZIL
15 Nov 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva and Mentoring Program
08 Nov 2016 Networking Tools Workshop with Esther Goette
08 Nov 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
10 Oct 2016 Build Resilience and Get Ready
22 Sep 2016 Inclusive Trade: Expanding Participation of Women and Small & Medium Size Enterprises
21 Sep 2016 Special Session: Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
13 Sep 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
16 Aug 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
19 Jul 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
12 Jul 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
21 Jun 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
14 Jun 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
17 May 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
10 May 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
08 May 2016 OWIT Get-Together: Spring Clean Your CV for a New Job-hunting Season
19 Apr 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
10 Mar 2016 A Deeper Look into Social Entrepreneurship
08 Mar 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
01 Mar 2016 Spring Into Action: Why Time Management Matters for Women in Transition
16 Feb 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
09 Feb 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne
07 Feb 2016 OWIT Get-Together: Reach Your Goal in 100 Days! How to Make That Happen
19 Jan 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva
14 Jan 2016 Women and Career Negotiations
12 Jan 2016 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne

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