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Exemple de programme (en anglais)
Working in English presents several potential advantages - profit from saying things differently.
Practice techniques for being positive, direct and team oriented.
This series of classes will focus on different essential Managing English Skills to optimize the language differences.
Stay On Track To Set Goals And Measure Results
Identify the key issues; don’t get sidetracked.
Language for prioritizing, sequencing, staying focused, and more…
Communication strategies for staying on track.
Work As A Team
Every person is a valuable player.
Language for positive speaking and encouraging cooperation.
Communication strategies for empowering team members.
Know What To Say
Be direct, explicit and understood.
Language for linking and developing ideas; building arguments
Communication strategies for presenting and convincing.
Develop Feedback Skills When You Don’t Agree
Skills for defending alternatives and dissenting ideas.
Language for responding to opposing ideas.
Communication strategies for active listening and avoiding conflict.
Manage Conflict and Reach Consensus
Conflict is inevitable. Optimize differences of opinion to provide insights and progressive thinking.
Language for creating harmony.
Communication strategies for creating “win-win” decisions;
Reach Decisions and Set-Up Next Steps
Evaluating arguments and outlining next steps is vital to ensure follow up.
Language for summarizing, concluding and scheduling.
Communicating strategies for networking.
PRESENTING IN ENGLISH
Targeting An Audience/Writing Powerful Introductions (To Be Filmed)
Captivate the audience to maximize attention
Language for stating purpose, introducing ideas
Communication strategies for hooking an audience
Creating The Body
Good content requires the right structure
Language for ordering, sequencing and linking ideas
Communication strategies for creating memorable ideas
Showing Visuals (To Be Filmed)
Stay in control of your visuals
Language for correlating. sequencing and comparing; adverbs to intensify or moderate meaning
Communication strategies for positioning your ideas
Don’t lose site of your goals.
Language for summarizing and recommending.
Communication strategies for creating convincing arguments
Delivering (To Be Filmed)
How you say it makes a difference
Language skills for Intonation, Stressing; Pacing; Articulation
Communication strategies to create impact and interes
Taping And Debriefing Of A 15-Minute Presentation. (To Be Filmed)
Language techniques for answering questions
Communication strategies for managing stress
TREAT A PRESENTATION LIKE AN AD
Think of the amount of money put into developing and executing an ad.
Have you ever realized that maybe your presentations should be just as important?
At a conference, you’re one speaker among many, similar to one ad in a clutter. How do you manage to stand out? Why should people remember what you’re saying when everyone is saying a lot of important things?
Similar to an ad, there are basic fundamentals to a presentation.
Develop your strategy
In America, we say, if you know what you’re talking about you can say it in one sentence.
Think of your presentation. What’s the one sentence you would say? Are you sure? Well, that’s the point you should repeat at least 3 times starting with your introduction
Know your target
Identify your audience by their needs. Think in their language.
- Why are they sitting in front of you?
- What do they need to hear?
Know your copy strategy
What is the one big message you want them to get?
Know your positioning
What you need to say to get them to react
Get their attention
Now, that you’ve developed your content, how can you breakthrough the clutter and attract them?
Start with the punch
Just like an ad, you’ve got to get the message across. Presentations should be enjoyable, easy listening.
Your audience is not watching you with blank minds. If you want this already flooded audience to listen to you, it’s going to have to be straightforward and go right to the point.
Make it clear
Tell your audience where you’re going and how you’re going to take them there. This way, they can follow your arguments more clearly. Don’t forget the 3 r’s—repeat, repeat, repeat. In the introduction you tell them what you’re going to tell them. In the body, you tell them. In the conclusion, you remind them of what you just told them.
Make it Memorable
Be sure to use signposting language so your audience can follow you.
Also, try to create word images so that your concepts are memorable.
Additionally, create visual back up that is easy to follow.
Keep the number of lines down to a minimal and make sure the story pops.
Keep it Interesting
Now you’ve got strong content, be sure to deliver it with impact. How? Start by knowing how to use your intonation. Be sure to script the language:
- Know which words go together and where to pause
- Know which words should be emphasized to make your point
- Know where pauses could help get attention and let the audience regroup their ideas