International Public Speaking
Our global business world means interacting with others beyond our borders. It also means a greater emphasis on the language of business: English. Knowledge of English alone isn’t sufficient enough to transform leaders of global organizations into confident, polished and persuasive presenters. This three-day program was designed specifically for leaders who are non-native English speakers and who are presenting in English. All speeches are videotaped. Unique to this program are seven components that will dramatically shift your speaking style and effectiveness.
1. Avoid the double language trap. How often are the people in your audience also non-native English speakers? Make your words and content more understandable by using our four language comprehension techniques.
2. Learn to become more comfortable with your content and free yourself of notes using our visual note process.
3. Adjust your words and style to make your presentations appropriate for different cultures. Our audience analysis and key message tools ensure that you are being relevant.
4. Expand your business vocabulary and grammar – especially words used in business presentations- by completing our ten grammar and vocabulary learning modules.
5. Get individualized and group feedback on your unique strengths and areas for development as a speaker.
6. Improve your pronunciation and verbal delivery of the English language as you hear and see your videotaped presentations.
7. Become more confident and polished in your delivery. You will learn new concepts by completing our Speaking Skills Boot camp and gain lots of practice while you deliver seven different business presentations.
When you leave this session you will have learned:
- The Impact Presentation structure for creating any presentation and making it logical
- Three persuasion elements to add when you need to sell your ideas
- The six most important elements of executive presence and how to improve your delivery with these elements
- How to use mind mapping to come up with more relevant and interesting presentation content
- How to use metaphor and analogy that is culturally appropriate – but that also makes your point more understandable
- How to apply the “So What?” filter to make content more relevant
- The PEP formula for adding interest
- Why a key message is so important and how to develop one for your talk
- How to use the audience analysis tool to create the presentation they want to hear
- 18 different attention-getting openers
- 11 compelling presentation closes
- The authenticity test for and why you need to say “yes” to each to become more engaged and connected to your audience
- How to use business stories to make your point remembered
- How to reduce your reliance on PowerPoint
- Learn how to speak in terms of your audience’s interests – especially when there are culture differences
- Differences among major cultures regarding body language, gestures, presentation content, voice and audience response.
- How to respond more rapidly and confidently to audience questions
- Common mispronounced English sounds and how to pronounce them correctly
- The most common English grammar mistakes
- A broader business vocabulary for giving speeches and presentations
- How to more effectively use slides and visuals
- 15 ways to reduce presentation anxiety
Session Length: Three Days
I was impressed with the significant improvement I saw in just one day with our group. All their comments about the program were very favorable. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Jackie McMartin, Group VP of Human Resources,
Wagner Spray Tech
I am seeing tangible benefit from your training with my team. Several in our group have considerably improved their presentation style. My satisfaction level is very high.
Bob Paine, VP Regional Field Marketing,
Dairy Queen International