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About the course
For anyone who wants to improve oral presentation skills through instruction and practice in a supportive environment. Overcome reluctance to speak in public, analyze and understand your audience for maximum effectiveness, gain tools to organize your thoughts for a more effective/powerful presentation.
- Learning to look, learning to listen: Analyzing other speakers. Analyze and understand your audience for maximum effectiveness
- Tools to organize your thoughts and make your speech more effective/powerful
- Specific techniques to calm those nerves and butterflies in the stomach
- Practicing: Watch yourself on video; get constructive and supportive feedback
- Dealing with a question-and-answer session, including hostile questions
Approach and Features (in-person)
This live in-person workshop utilizes role plays, group discussions and a live presentation. Participants are given a variety of communication tools to improve their verbal and nonverbal communication styles. These presentations/demonstrations are recorded to capture their communications style and strategies for further improvement.
Approach and Features (online)
This asynchronous online workshop utilizes scenarios, group discussions and final communications presentation. Participants can access the website 24 hours a day seven days a week for twenty one days when it is convenient for them. Participants do not have to be online on a specific date or time. Participants must log in on at least 6 different days over the three weeks to allow interaction with others in the workshop. Participants are given a variety of communication tools to improve their verbal and nonverbal communication styles. These presentations/demonstrations are shared to capture their communications style and strategies for further improvement.
Benefits to You and Your Organization
Participants benefit from observing numerous communication styles and receive feedback from others on how to improve their effectiveness. Participants can build their confidence and skill level in a safe environment and gain feedback on their approach.
Trust the experts
Arthur Wheaton is director of Western NY Labor and Environmental Programs for the Worker Institute at Cornell. His expertise includes industry education and workplace training, high performance work systems, negotiations and conflict resolution, as well as auto and aerospace industrial relations....