Research has established that 93% of the effectiveness of a presentation is due to voice, body language and communication style. Only 7% of the effectiveness is due to content.
To be successful, it is essential to convey a focused, clear and concise message in a dynamic manner.
Designed to maximize the speaker’s image and message, this program improves the individual’s delivery skills in small and large settings.
Areas for improvement include: Speech and Voice Dynamics, Body Language, Eye Contact, Gestures, Targeting the Message to the Audience, Highlighting Main Points, Conciseness, Telling the Story Instead of Reading from Slides, Handling Questions Effectively and Converting Nervousness into Dynamic Energy.
Communication Style Modification sm
Designed to modify distracting, ineffective and offensive personal speaking styles, this program addresses specific bad habits. It helps the individual become aware of these traits and provides alternative ways of communicating more effectively.
Although individuals may be excellent in performing the substantive aspects of their roles, detracting communication habits can limit the individual’s overall effectiveness and interaction with others. Often communication styles appropriate to one role may be counter-productive in another and interfere with the individual’s ability to add value.
This highly customized program addresses sensitive issues such as: Disorganized Communication, Poor Listening Skills, Passive Aggressiveness, Perfectionism, Arrogance, Lack of Assertiveness, Lack of Presence, Lack of Diplomacy, Sarcasm or Inappropriate Humor.
Voice and Speech Improvement, Accent Reduction
Designed to improve vocal dynamics and speech clarity, this program addresses the technical aspects of speech that detract from an individual’s verbal image.
An audience of one or many will be more willing to listen and integrate information if the content is presented clearly, crisply and correctly.
Issues addressed include: Voice Projection, Vocal Variety, Articulation, Breathing, Pacing, Pausing, Elimination of Fillers, Mumbling, Monotone Voice, Non-assertive Intonation Patterns, Regional and Foreign Accents, Substandard Grammar, Vocabulary and Usage. I specialize in minimizing foreign accents.
Designed to improve the individual’s verbal and non-verbal listening, this program addresses the verbal and non-verbal skills that communicate respect for others and thereby foster positive relationships.
Poor listening skills may label an executive as immature, not a team player, and unfit for more senior level roles.
Issues addressed include: Maintaining an Open Mind, Controlling Impatience, Masking Emotional Reactions, Eliminating Negative Facial and Body Language, and Controlling the Impulse to Interrupt.
Designed to enhance the individual’s ability to influence others, this coaching provides the tools required for effective, persuasive communication.
The ability to get one’s point across dynamically and diplomatically can accelerate a career to the fast track; the inability to influence others may stall a career.
Issues addressed include: Conciseness, How to Structure a Platform for Best Reception, How To Counter Opposition, How To Gain Buy-In, Rhetorical Tricks To Lead People to Agreement, Clarifying and Verifying, Maintaining Respect and Diplomacy, Managing Body Language.
This program is designed to help individuals converse comfortably in informal business/social settings.
Climbing the corporate ladder is not merely based on performance. It is crucial to broadcast accomplishments and build relationships in order to increase visibility and access people and resources across the globe. Those who converse and network easily have an edge.
Coaching demystifies the science of social small talk. It provides introverted people with specific skills to become more comfortable “tooting their own horn” and reaching out to others.
Practical techniques presented include: starting and continuing a conversation, breaking into groups, weaving in accomplishments, finding common ground and building networks.
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