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LIVE WEBINARImprov for business communication (1 hr)

Have you ever been caught off guard by a question or comment during a conversation or presentation? Have you ever looked back at your reaction and felt that you could have handled things differently? Did your emotions get the better of you?

This webinar will introduce you to the idea of using the concepts of improv when confronted with the unexpected during a conversation or presentation. Improv is typically associated with theatre and comedy; however, the techniques used in improv, such as active listening and offering, provide an extraordinary system to help improve an individual’s ability to respond with control to unexpected situations.

LIVE WEBINARHow to create a home studio for video and audio content creation (2 hrs)

In this webinar, we will help turn your office into a professional home studio for video and audio content creation.  We will provide tips and tools to help with the CAL of video content:

  • Camera (C)
  • Audio (A)
  • Lighting (L)

The objective is to provide a cost-effective way to show high production quality when creating video or audio content.

ON DEMANDDelivering engaging presentations (0.5 hr) – $35

As the Jerry Seinfeld joke goes “More people fear public speaking than death. That means at a funeral more people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy.

Delivering a presentation is an anxiety-producing experience for almost everyone. However, as public speakers, we all bring aspects of ourselves that will be engaging to an audience. Improving your presentation delivery takes practice and self-awareness. In this course, we will discuss key challenges to public speaking and provide practical exercises to overcome these obstacles.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding who you are as a public speaker and how you engage an audience
  2. Identifying challenges to public speaking including eye contact, voice and movement
  3. Applying action steps to overcoming common challenges to public speaking

0.5 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDDesigning effective presentations (0.5 hr) – $35

As business professionals, we are constantly finding ourselves presenting information. Whether it is for a board, keynote speech or for potential clients, an important skill set of our profession is the ability to present information to different audiences for different purposes. Much of our preparation focus is on presentation delivery (voice, posture, poise etc.), but how we design the presentation can be much more impactful in creating an effective and clear message for your audience.

In this online course, we will examine the latest in instructional design research to ensure your content and visual aids are helping your presentation delivery.

Learning objectives:

  1. How to understand your audience and what’s in it for them (WIIFT)
  2. Understanding the latest research in how participants for a presentation stay engaged with your message
  3. Applying the latest research in instructional design to improve your presentation including storytelling techniques, the replacement of words with images and the effective use of technology such as PowerPoint

0.5 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

LIVE WEBINARHow to use Zoom effectively to deliver virtual presentations (1.5 hrs)

Zoom is currently the most widely used video conference software to deliver virtual presentations.  However, many do not effectively use the available tools within both Zoom Meeting and Zoom Webinar to maximize participant engagement. These include tools such as:

  • Chats
  • Polling questions
  • Breakout rooms
  • Share audio only
  • Electronic flipcharts
  • Whiteboards

In understanding and effectively using these tools within Zoom, your presentation will become more dynamic and engaging to your audience.  In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to design an engaging presentation within Zoom.

ON DEMANDImprov for business communication (0.3 hr) – $20

Have you ever been caught off guard by a question or comment during a conversation or presentation? Have you ever looked back at your reaction and felt that you could have handled things differently? Did your emotions get the better of you?

The online course will introduce you to the idea of using the concepts of improv when confronted with the unexpected during a conversation or presentation. Improv is typically associated with theatre and comedy; however the techniques used in improv, such as active listening and offering, provide an extraordinary system to help improve an individual’s ability to respond with control to unexpected situations.

Learning objectives

  • Defining improv and the concepts of improv
  • Understanding how it can be used to become a more effective communicator in a business professional environment

0.3 hrs or credits of verifiable professional development (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDNetworking for success (2 hrs) – $65

Course Overview:

In this online course, we will learn key tools to improve your professional networking skills including how to find the value in your networking relationships and build your brand. The course also includes a module on networking in a time of social distancing

Learning objectives:

  1. How to build, organize and find the value in your network
  2. Understanding the challenges of networking as an introvert or extrovert
  3. How to be present at a networking event
  4. How to develop your professional brand
  5. How to use LinkedIn effectively to build your brand
  6. How to network in a time of social distancing

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

LIVE WEBINARThe Science of being present (2 hrs)

“Being present” refers to your level of engagement with your work, teams and organization.  In this webinar will we introduce you to the science of being present and how it can help these connections.

LIVE WEBINARThe Actor’s Studio: How to be effective on camera for virtual presentations (2 hrs)

Speaking in a front a camera can be as anxiety-producing as talking to a live audience.   We are speaking in front of cameras more than we have are ever done.   In this webinar, we will look at the camera the way an actor approaches a camera.   We will learn techniques that actors use to stay present on camera so that the audience can feel you are talking to them rather than at them.

LIVE WEBINARHow to design and deliver an engaging virtual presentation (1.5 hrs)

As a result of the pandemic, many professionals find themselves presenting to teams, clients and others using teleconferencing software such as Zoom, Go to Training, Microsoft Teams etc.  However, presentation design and delivery for a live presentation is much different than for a virtual presentation. It is not enough to simply take a prepared live presentation and just do the same thing in a virtual setting.  Current research shows that this will result in a lack of both clarity and participant engagement.  In fact, virtual presentations require more instructional design and preparation than a live presentation.

A virtual presentation must be re-designed to promote thoughtful use of virtual engagement tools such as audience feedback buttons, polling questions, breakout rooms and shared screens.  The presenters themselves must prepare differently than for a live presentation including setting up proper camera framing, audio levels and lighting.

This webinar will discuss:

  1. Virtual presentations vs live presentations room – significant differences
  2. Virtual presentations – best practices
  3. How to effectively use the virtual presentation engagement tools

 


Great presentation. Garth did an excellent job breaking down simple tips to help improve our virtual presentations. Super useful. I also liked the fact that additional tips and information were shared via PDFs to provide participants with additional information should they need it.

I very much appreciated your practical insights and your energy today.

It was a very informative and interesting session

Very practical, and excellent of Garth to provide links to tools and to stay for questions!