Fairfield Network of Executive Women will host special guest Julie Jansen, an author, trainer, coach and business consultant to Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits, who will address "Executive Presence -- Behaving and Performing as a Leader" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Norwalk Inn, 99 East Ave., Norwalk.

Jansen helps senior executives, managers, business owners and professionals in all industries learn how to increase their effectiveness and jump-start their careers.

Topics will include enhancing communication skills; confidence and poise; being a positive role model; understanding political savvy; adhering to a code of conduct and ethics; maintaining a positive attitude; respecting others; and image.

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The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Walk-in guests will be charged additional $5. For reservations, which must be made by Monday, Feb. 10, email fnew.org@gmail.com or call 203-506-3176. For information, visit www.fnew.org.