Who should attend
Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
- Years of Experience – Designed for professionals with 7+ years of work experience
- Job Functions – This is not a public speaking course. Rather, it's meant for executives looking to develop their leadership presence in order to effectively communicate to their teams.
- Prerequisites – Intended for professionals with existing communication skills and experience
About the course
As a leader, your words are going to be repeated, broadcast, commented on and critiqued. Enhancing your communication skills will help you deliver more powerful statements across multiple stakeholder groups and multiple platforms.
In this advanced communication program, participants will practice developing and delivering well-crafted, concise messages with clearly defined intents that support their personal brand. Three videotaped sessions provide an opportunity for participants to identify key strengths in their communication style, as well as opportunities for improvement. They will also receive individualized feedback from faculty and peers and learn how to use this feedback to augment their existing skills. Participants will leave empowered to enhance their leadership presence, build trust with key constituents and create more memorable and effective communications.
- Skills Assessment – Assess communication preferences and review personal delivery techniques for strengths and listener perception of authenticity
- Coaching and Feedback – Integrate feedback from faculty members and peers during videotaped sessions into a personal plan for enhancing their presence as a leader
- Key Strategies – Develop communication strategies, storyboards and presentation outlines that support a defined audience experience
Session 1: Communication Preferences: A Self Assessment
- Discover how preferences in perceptions, words and opportunities effect communication style
- Explore the effect of communication preferences on business opportunities
Session 2: Communication Strategy
- Developing communication strategy using audience, intent, message and task
- Creating credibility and relevance with your communication strategy
- Group exercise: Communication Strategy
Session 3: Structuring Presentations for Maximum Effectiveness
- Structuring presentations that work best for your audience and intent
- Organizing for logical patterns and building transitions
- Using imagery and metaphors to enhance audience retention and engagement, clarify concepts and make difficult data accessible
Session 4: Presentation 2.0: Upgrading Your Presentation Technique
- Task: Two- to three-minute taped presentation on current business challenge or project
- Feedback and debrief
Session 5: Communication Strategy
- Understand your non-verbal cues, vocal strength, body language and personal energy to upgrade your presentation and communication skills
- Techniques for more effective delivery
Session 6: 2nd Taped Presentation: Upgrading Your Presentation Techniques
- Task: One-minute elevator presentation summarizing a longer prepared speech for a large diverse audience
- Feedback and debrief
Day 1 Conclusion and Evaluations
Session 7: Audience Interaction
- Increasing your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
- Developing better listening, questioning and answering habits
- Enhancing facilitation skills
- Interacting with diverse audiences
Session 8: 3rd Taped Presentation: Projecting Credibility and Expertise
- Task: Three-minute presentation expanding on your elevator presentation with preparation for questions
- Feedback and debrief
- Self-reflection exercise: Questions to ask yourself after every presentation
Session 9: The Presence of a Leader
- Using feedback from presentations to develop your leadership style
- Using language of feedback with staff/superiors to show support as a leader and build trust
Session 10: Projecting Trust in an Age of Transparency
- When and when not to challenge a listener/audience in your communication
- Identifying situations to enhance your leadership presence
- Monitoring your online profile
- Developing a plan to get constant feedback and improve your communication skills
Program Conclusion and Evaluations
Susan Stehlik joined New York University Stern School of Business as an adjunct professor in 1999 and now serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communication. She also manages a consulting practice, Prime Time Ideas, inc. Her combined academic and profession projects have focuse...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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