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​​Pink, Cuddy and Cowen challenge traditional practices and mindsets
DENVER – The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) today announced its keynote speakers for FPA Experience 2013, the annual conference for the financial planning community, to be held Oct. 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Leading business thinker and author Dan Pink, will kick off the conference on Saturday, Oct. 19, with his provocative discussion about the new rules of selling. Sales techniques have changed more in the past 10 years than in the previous 100, and today’s buyer has as much information as the seller and is armed with ample choices and the confidence to negotiate. Pink will draw on cutting-edge social science and best practices from organizations around the world to reveal the new rules of selling to attendees.

On Sunday, Oct. 20, Harvard Associate Professor Amy Cuddy will talk about how we perceive and are influenced by others. A popular TED-speaker, her work on how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people from the classroom to the boardroom has won praise worldwide. Cuddy’s recent work investigates how brief nonverbal expressions of competence and power can alter an individual at the biological level and help the brain cope with stressful situations.

Closing the keynote series on Monday, Oct. 21, writer and George Mason University Holbert C. Harris Professor of Economics Tyler Cowen unveils the economic, financial and demographic forces which will determine the winners and losers of the next decade in various fields. His compelling analyses of the future of the American financial system, and many more areas, will leave attendees with an understanding of who will come out on top and why.

FPA Experience 2013 continues the association’s tradition of transforming attendee’s perceptions through providing thought-provoking speakers, tremendous networking and community opportunities, and a diverse slate of educational tracks. “The financial planning profession is evolving quickly, and it is imperative that our attendees stay abreast of new ways of conducting business at FPA Experience,” said FPA Executive Director and CEO Lauren M. Schadle, CAE. “Our slate of speakers showcases the importance of non-traditional ways of thinking for financial planners to succeed professionally and in business.”

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