Storytelling for Business People: Presentations to Elevator Pitches
Not all elevator pitches are created equal. You may think you’ve got a “can’t miss” pitch but if you can’t explain your idea in a compelling and interesting way, your message may get lost in translation. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use stories and storytelling techniques to amaze and inspire your audience.
We’ll start by closely examining the different types of stories in business before delving into techniques for becoming a better listener and a more confident presenter. We’ll end the session with a brief pitching exercise that will give participants the opportunity to put their newfound storytelling skills into practice.
Public Speaking 101
The thought of speaking in front of an audience can throw normally calm and confident people into a frenzy. In this workshop, participants will get expert coaching and feedback on ways to strengthen their public speaking skills, from techniques to ease frayed nerves to exercises designed to build confidence and improve focus.
We’ll start the workshop with improvisational games designed to build self-confidence and sharpen listening skills before tackling specific public speaking challenges in breakout groups. By the end of the workshop, all participants will have the tools necessary to become powerful communicators, and will feel more confident speaking in front of groups of all sizes.
The Art of Conversation
What does it take to navigate small talk towards deeper, more significant topics? How do you gracefully exit from monotonous or unwanted conversations? How do you organically grow your professional network?
In this workshop, we’ll explore the many ways to feel more confident engaging with strangers and forging deeper relationships with existing personal and professional contacts. We’ll delve into the dynamics of conversations of all varieties, from small talk at the office to networking events and social gatherings of all sizes. We’ll also cover tips for staying relaxed when speaking in front of large groups, as well as active listening techniques to improve information recall and emotional IQ. But most importantly, everyone will get lots of practice pitching, improvising and schmoozing.
By the end of the workshop, all participants will have a renewed confidence in their ability to navigate social interactions and an excitement about meeting new people and renewing connections with colleagues, coworkers and friends alike.
Wouldn’t it feel incredible to actually be excited for your next job interview? To feel confident in your ability to stay composed under pressure, provide persuasive answers to tough questions and leave a lasting impression after you wrap?
In this workshop, you’ll gain knowledge of the different interview frameworks as well as important tips, tricks and techniques for navigating the interviewing road map. You’ll then put these tools into practice in real world scenarios to help you build confidence and stay composed in high pressure situations.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a clear roadmap for your upcoming interview, as well as a guide on how to get the most out of high stakes conversations both in and out of the office.
Negotiation 101: Turning Opposition Into Opportunity
Life is full of challenges. You may want to close a deal, discuss a raise or rework a contract, only to discover a mountain of obstacles in your way. How do you overcome hurdles to ensure an optimal outcome without losing face or focus?
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to remain calm while staying committed to your objective. We’ll begin by examining the dynamics of conversations of all varieties, from small talk at the office to networking events and social gatherings of all sizes. We’ll then discuss negotiation structure and active listening techniques before tackling negotiation scenarios.
By the end of the workshop, all participants will have a renewed confidence in their ability to navigate personal and professional challenges and a solid conversation framework to bring to their next negotiation.