EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

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PARTICIPANTS

Executives with public speaking in English issues

OBJECTIVES

  • Acquiring the fundamental communication skills
  • Applying these skills in professional presentations

TRAINING CONTENT (2 days)

DAY 1

  • Present yourself
    • Self awareness : how to optimise your image by using communication techniques
    • The OASIS approach
    • The right way to get the audience’s attention
    • The first 2 minutes : Ice breaking & Hook

Personal introduction exercise recorded on video. Analysis and discussion of the visual image as intended and as perceived.

  • The speaker’s gestures
    • Positive and negative gestures in front of an audience: body language
    • Cultural codes, pitfalls to avoid
    • Visual parasites that obscure the message
    • The picture of confidence : the message sent and the message received
    • The risk of distorting the message : Leavitt exercise
  • Oral expression: Adding highlights to a presentation
    • Enhancing your elocution
    • Re-punctuation : mastering your intention and delivering it with your own personal style
    • Breaking up monotony – Emphasising key words  …
  • Preparing an amusing speech
    • The FOFIR approach : Fact – Opinion  – Feeling – Intended action – Ramification
    • Prioritising and ordering arguments to get to the point
    • Short and precise

Exercises recorded on video: how to defend a point of view which is not your own – Analysis and discussion.

DAY 2

  • Preparing a professional speech
    • 4 kinds of speeches
    • Structuring the arguments (CDI : conclusion – development – introduction)
      • Specify your conclusion to clarify your goal
      • Organise your speech : prioritise arguments, adjust the reasoning to the target audience, apply the FOFIR approach
      • Prepare your opening and your introduction
  • Using note cards
    • Key words to recall ideas
    • How to put together your personal aids
  • Using visuals aids
    • Preparing PowerPoint presentations
    • Synthesising ideas or highlighting them
  • Making a professional presentation to the group
    • Five minutes to convince
    • Using note cards and visual aids
    • Applying communication tools
    • Basic rules for Q & A

Each trainee’s presentation is recorded on video. Analysis and discussion, individual advice.

  • Discussion and debate: the golden rules
    • Typology of troublemakers
    • Tools to avoid being put off balance
    • Responding to objections
    • The art of a persuasive response
    • Reformulating and synthesising

PRICE and ORGANIZATION

Multi – company group: 3 000 € excl. tax per trainee

6 participants max

Lunches: 25 € excluding tax per day per trainee

Single company, group or individual: consult us

NEXT MULTI-COMPANY GROUP SESSIONS

Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th June 2017 (9am-6.5pm)

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st November 2017 (9am-6.5pm)