PROFESSIONALS IN HIGHLY SPECIALIZED FIELDS HAVE A DIALECT ALL THEIR OWN. CONVEYING WHAT THEY KNOW TO PEOPLE OUTSIDE THEIR DISCIPLINE CAN BE LIKE TRYING TO TRANSLATE A FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
Having important and helpful knowledge is one thing. Expressing it in a way that is understandable is something else entirely. PowerPoint, slides, and other visual aids can be helpful, but there are other proven presentation approaches that can capture and hold a listener’s attention.
POINTS OF FOCUS
Every session begins with an inventory of personal style. What messages are you sending with your body language, tone of voice and choice of words? What are your inherent strengths, and what areas need to be developed? Together, we'll develop a personalized communications plan to meet your specific needs, skill level and objectives.
Every speaking situation has its particular demands. Understanding what your listeners need from you allows you to tailor the content of your presentation to address those needs. Identifying and directing the intent of your speech allows you to quickly connect with the audience, gain their trust, and project authority. Active listening enhances that connection and strengthens your confidence in your ability to think on your feet, thereby increasing your competence at fielding audience questions.
WORKING THE ROOM
As a participant you'll learn relaxation and focusing techniques to counter shyness and stage fright. Voice production and breath-control exercises build vocal strength and stamina. Mindful use of the dynamics of pitch, pace, volume and pause, as well as emotion, add vitality and impact to all your communications.
Private and small-group seminars are designed to meet the client's specific needs.