Develop Your Communication Skills: It's How You Tell Them!
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Discover how to speak powerfully and communicate effectively in a variety of contexts, capture the attention of your audience and make your body language work to your advantage.
- Learn how to successfully structure, design and deliver different types of oral presentations.
- Explore the role of emotional and rational intelligence as a means of persuasion.
- Make a memorable and lasting impact on your audience through the power of storytelling.
- Examine the impact of non-verbal aspects of communication: authority, energy and audience awareness.
Understand and develop your own communication style to become more effective and inspire those around you by assessing your own individual needs and objectives.
Content and Speaking Style
Effective speeches take time and forethought. Learn how to open and close speeches successfully, plan content effectively and enhance your speaking style so that you project authority, energy and audience awareness.
Nonverbal Aspects of Communication
Learn to control emotions such as nervousness and shyness in order to maximize personal self-confidence, gain credibility with the audience and achieve consistency between the verbal and nonverbal aspects of your message.
Discover the importance of first impressions and how to create positive connection between speaker and audience. Develop selfawareness and manage your own personal image by understanding gestures, expressions and appearance.
The Power of Storytelling
Understand the power of storytelling, a valuable skill that will help you transmit your vision, project or brand to any audience. Learn to draw upon your own personal experiences to make a memorable and lasting impact on others.
The Link Between Communication and Leadership Style
To become an effective leader, you have to become a great communicator. Communication styles are either inclined towards a detailed and argumentative approach or a persuasive and motivational one. Although most managers may find one or the other more natural, good speakers should be able to master both styles. The truth is that everyone should develop the skill of using the other style with some degree of effectiveness.
Four Speech Models
You will analyze four case studies that focus on world leaders with different leadership and communication styles: the inspirer, the negotiator, the persuader and the winner of arguments. Identify the “best practices” of these successful communicators to strengthen your own unique communication style.
During the program, you will be filmed making various types of presentations and will receive valuable feedback from peers and faculty members. The presentation styles include:
- The rational-based speech, used for interviews, informal meetings and business presentations
- The special occasion speech, aimed at persuading or inspiring others in times of crisis or
- corporate restructuring
- The visionary speech, designed to gain credibility and obtain buy-in for your project or idea
The”Develop Your Communication Skills: It’s How You Tell Them!” program merges highly dynamic and interactive teaching methods, including video recordings, individual feedback sessions, classroom discussions, lectures and practical exercises. Participants are divided into small groups and grow as communicators in a positive and enriching learning environment.
Who should attend
The”Develop Your Communication Skills: It’s How You Tell Them!” program is designed for managers who aspire to become better communicators and develop a style that fosters commitment among team members and stake holders. Professionals who lead large teams, manage client relationships or hold customer-facing roles will find this program particularly beneficial.