This interactive session will involve the audience interaction to reinforce the skills that are introduced, using cruise-themed activities based on the acronym of "knowing the ROPES" to increase retention. They will have the opportunity to learn, practice, and evaluate their progress as we discuss several key principles to improve their speaking voice.
This session is designed for professionals who need to communicate their ideas clearly to others in order to move those ideas forward. Whether they are looking for ways to communicate with more confidence, to speak more precisely, to reduce an accent, or improve the quality of their voice, they will leave with techniques to practice to help them become more clear and confident communicators.
Whether you are a seasoned professional or just getting started, you might think that the key to your success is uncovering the next big idea in your area of expertise. But, if you can’t communicate your discovery clearly and effectively to others, it remains just an idea. HOW you express yourself significantly affects the impact of WHAT you say.
That’s why it can be so frustrating when you know you are highly skilled, yet you also know you should be achieving more. Maybe you know that your research is sound but you can’t always articulate it fluently. Your voice might be too quiet or tentative, your pronunciation isn’t easy to understand, or you run out of breath easily when speaking. Or perhaps you are secretly worried about presenting, especially in an online format, because you’re not sure how to keep your audience engaged, even though you are very excited about what you have to share.
Join me to learn the communication principles you need to overcome these obstacles and move your big ideas forward. In this session, you will learn techniques you can take away and practice in order to develop a more clear, confident, and engaging speaking voice. We will do it all through a nautical theme, as we "cruise" our way to clearer speech.
demonstrate how to relax their upper body and mouth muscles in order to produce a clear speaking voice
practice techniques to project a confident and powerful voice
learn the acronym ROPES as a tool to remember the steps to develop a clear and confident speaking voice