SOURCE: VitalSmarts


October 09, 2012 11:49 ET

Ron McMillan and Stephen M. R. Covey Present a Community Date Night to Help Utah Couples Improve Relationships

Best-Selling Authors Team Up to Support the United Way of Utah County

PROVO, UT--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - At the fifth annual community date night, best-selling authors and world-class presenters, Ron McMillan and Stephen M. R. Covey, will teach vital skills for communicating with one's spouse and children and building family relationships upon a foundation of trust.

Held at the Covey Center for the Arts Friday, October 19, this fun, entertaining date night will strengthen both relationships and the community. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Utah County. Event attendees will also receive discounts of up to 20% to great restaurants in downtown Provo. (See details below)

Ron McMillan is the co-author of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High and Stephen M. R. Covey is the author of The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. They have taught vital communication and trust skills globally and are excited to share these skills with the community.

"The success of family relationships hinges on family members' ability to effectively communicate in high-stakes situations and establish trust in each other," McMillan said. "We look forward to helping couples in the community strengthen family relationships through developing these important skills."

At the community date night, attendees will learn how to:

  • Talk respectfully and candidly when stakes are high, emotions run strong and opinions differ
  • Create, preserve and restore trust with loved ones
  • Rebuild trust in a broken relationship

When: Friday, October 19, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
425 West Center Street
Provo, UT 84601
Cost: $5/person suggested donation. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Utah County.

To register, please visit: by Wednesday, October 17. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Following the date night, the authors' books will be available for sale and signing. Book sale proceeds will also benefit the United Way of Utah County.

About Ron McMillan:
Ron McMillan is the four-time New York Times best-selling co-author of Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Influencer, and Change Anything. For more than 25 years, he has served as an expert and sought-after speaker in organizational behavior, interpersonal communication and behavior change. McMillan is also the co-founder of VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance. VitalSmarts has helped more than 300 of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable and measurable change in behaviors. VitalSmarts has also been ranked eight times by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America and has trained more than 800,000 people worldwide.

About Stephen M. R. Covey:
Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder of FranklinCovey's Speed of Trust Practice, a worldwide consultancy and training group. A sought-after speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, sales, and high performance, he speaks around the world. He is the New York Times and # 1 Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything (Free Press, 2006) and the co-author, with Greg Link, of the recently released Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World (Free Press, 2012). He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world and today, as FranklinCovey, teaches trust in more than 100 countries.

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