A key aspect of leadership is being able to reach out and
connect with people just by speaking. Excellent leaders develop
effective skills for communicating with their teams, colleagues,
stake-holders, government, the media, and the public at large.
We tend to think of "a good speaker" as someone
who addresses a crowd with charisma. But good speaking skills
have everyday uses and everyday benefits regardless of the
GWLI offers skill development in the following areas:
the elements of effective communication: speaking,
thinking, and listening.
Analyzing your audience: who are these people?
Why are they here? What do they expect of me? What
do they want to know?
Preparation: getting ready before hand - you,
your message, your environment.
Packaging your message for
maximum impact: knowing and organizing your information
unequivocally and consistently so it makes sense for
you, your audience and the message.
Using audio-visual support
effectively -and it is just that: support, not the
Creating flair: combining head, heart, and
humour to drive home your message.
"Working the moment:" how
to adapt the prepared presentation to the reality of
the speaking environment you are in right now.
Making it inter-active:
communication is a two-way street - how to ensure this,
even when speaking to hundreds of people.
Addressing the hostile
audience: not everyone is your friend, or wants to
hear what you have to say, yet you must say it anyway in
a way that they can hear it!
Managing the Q&A session: getting the
most out of your audience, and yourself. Q&A "make
or break" your communication experience, or just be wasted.
and accepting feedback: yes, leaders need this more
than ever - from up, down and sideways. Can
you handle it?
Handling the inter-personal communications:
after you've "wowed" thousands there will still be individuals - going
from macro to micro with ease.
Want to be a better leader? Become a better communicator!
We will tailor our programs to meet your needs.