No matter what field you work in, a significant part of it involves communication. Even when you are not actively talking or writing, you are continually interacting with your environment and sending out non-verbal signals. Communicating effectively is a skill like any other, and as such it can be learned and improved.
In this seminar, the focus is on the communication skills that make academics successful in presenting. The main topic of this training is presenting your ideas effectively, both in formal lecture-type situations and in informal meetings. Participants will have the opportunity to review the basics of communication success, get feedback on their communication and presentation style, and learn strategies for improvement. Topics include: non-verbal (body language) and verbal communication, understanding and adapting to your audience, and how to both create and deliver superior presentations.
Presenting in a foreign language is an added level of difficulty for many of us. Such situations can lead to stress, uncertainty, and misunderstandings -- on both sides. This training will offer you specific tools and techniques to communicate well in English as a foreign language. What are the key do’s and don’ts of spoken English? What are typical language traps? This workshop is intended to give you the self-confidence and the tools to master your next presentation in English, no matter what it may be.