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‘The 5 Love Languages’ Author Dr. Gary Chapman to Speak in Boone on Tuesday

By Jessica Isaacs | jessica@highcountrypress.com

Hear from the Rev. Dr. Gary Chapman, a North Carolina pastor, marriage counselor and the accomplished author of The 5 Love Languages, at a special program hosted by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 22.

This New York Times best-selling author will speak to a local audience on “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace,” helping entrepreneurs and employees in the High Country better understand how to effectively communicate appreciation so that each individual understands that he or she is valued.

The discussion will help participating leaders and guests understand how to:

  • Discover what employees want most.
  • Increase loyalty and decrease turnover with employees and volunteers.
  • Reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment.
  • Elevate employee engagement by making your staff feel truly valued.
  • Replace ineffective employee recognition with authentic appreciation.

“His New York Times best-seller, The 5 Languages of Love, is kind of a staple. It’s a guide for marriage, and he has applied those same principles to the workplace and how to treat your staff,” said Barbara Armstrong, director of operations for the Boone Chamber. “It’s all in the communication. Our members are employers, and a more positive work environment produces better employees.

“It’s also good to apply this information to your everyday life and in any relationships that you have. If you’re a nonprofit, then it’s important to know how to make your volunteers and your board members feel appreciated and valued. Nobody wants their staff to feel like they’re coming in, punching a clock and just doing their time. When that happens, it reflects all the way out, even to the customer that walks in.”

The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Samaritan’s Purse Training and Conference Center, 7691 Valley Blvd. in Blowing Rock.

Sponsorship by Caldwell Community College and Chuck Eyler Nationwide Insurance has allowed the chamber to offer this program to you at an extremely discounted rate!

Join the program for just $10 per person and find out what you can do to improve communication with your colleagues in the workplace and in the community.

Following the program, Dr. Chapman will be on-hand for a book signing and will have copies available for purchase.

Click here to register for the event if you plan to participate. This event will definitely sell out, so reserve your seat now!