Workshops can help elevate your team’s communication skills, strengthen company culture, and improve teamwork. I hope they’re also pretty fun! Below is a sample of my current offerings. I’m always happy to customize something to fit your team’s needs.
Preparing for the Unpreparable: Mastering Impromptu Speaking
It’s inevitable: in a meeting, during a Q&A or at a review, or simply walking down the hallway, someone’s going to put you on the spot. Maybe you’re unprepared. Maybe you’re prepared, but nerves get in the way of answering clearly. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to master your nerves, quickly develop a point of view, and speak confidently and concisely in impromptu situations.
- Preparing for the unpreparable: setting yourself up to speak confidently on the spot
- Audience awareness and connection
- Developing clear, memorable content
- Delivering ideas concisely
- Troubleshooting pitfalls (topics often include concerns like sharing credit for ideas, adding to new points, disagreeing collaboratively, how to say “I don’t know,” and overcoming ego)
- Overcoming nerves
Write to Persuade and Connect: Become a Faster, More Impactful Writer & Editor
Your writing precedes you into the room and makes an impact after you’re gone, so let it represent your most concise, audience-driven point of view. This workshop will help you to streamline your writing process to develop sharper content, enabling you to connect with audiences without spending all day at your computer. We’ll also cover how to edit your own work for concision and maximum impact.
Participants in this workshop may submit an email or post to me for offline review and feedback.
Storytelling for Leadership
What’s the difference between an anecdote and a story? A story charts a change, and it tells the listener why the takeaway matters. In this highly interactive workshop, we’ll cover everything from what makes a story compelling to how to deliver it in an engaging, comfortable way. You’ll leave with a story bank based on your own experiences that you can draw on in a variety of settings.
Building Presence and Charisma
The good news is that you already have presence and charisma—you wouldn’t be where you are without them. The challenge comes when we want to communicate our most authentic, memorable selves consistently, across multiple settings. In this workshop, we’ll break down the elements that characterize your ideal leadership style, then practice actionable strategies to help you present that style to the world.
Navigating Difficult Conversations
This workshop focuses on the active listening skills that will guide you through the most difficult of conversations in the workplace. We’ll practice direct, clear communication; handling pushback; how to begin and end a difficult message; and troubleshoot for the most common pitfalls in uncomfortable discussions.
We’ll cover everything from generating memorable, audience-driven content to creating a lean, snappy slide deck and nailing your delivery. Paying special attention to authentic presentation and preparing for the unpreparable element of Q&A, this workshop will help you feel confident in sharing presentations that make a memorable impact.
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