Speak off the Top Public Workshop

Speak off the Top Public Workshop


Handle Q & A More Confidently

This is a two –part program that addresses the challenges of informal communications. In the first part we look at the six most common problems people have coming across well-spoken and confident in informal speaking situations. There are practice exercises to reinforce the techniques. After the update you will practice taking questions and using the techniques discussed previously. Included is a discussion on how to prepare for Q & A and manage group dynamics. Come prepared to present a three minute project update at a mock meeting.

What You Will Learn

• The one skills that will ensure you come across calm and confident
• What to do when your mind goes blank or you don’t know where to start
• Tips you can use to collect your thoughts before you speak
• How to come across more confident and responsive
• How to handle situations when you don’t have a good answer
• What to do when you feel on the defense
• Why filler words make you seem uncertain and how to stop using them
• How to respond so that your answer comes across clear and confident
• Best ways to prepare for Q & A

Who Should Attend

• Anyone who speaks at meetings to provide updates or recommendations
• Anyone who makes recommendations or sells products/services
• Account and project managers
• Executives who speak at town halls or other events that include Q&A

Prep Work Required

Come prepared to present a project update – Length 3 minutes. No PowerPoint. Afterwards, you will be taking questions from the group regarding your update.

Workshop Size

Minimum 5 - Maximum 9 participants
If we don't reach the minimum we will refund your money or give the option of attending the workshop at a future date.


12:15 pm: Registration
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Workshop


5775 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 700
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

Parking: Free surface lot parking

Fee: $449

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  1.  If you cancel 30 days prior to start date you will receive a full refund less $25 processing fee.
  2. If you cancel in the one month period before start date you have two options:
    1. transfer registration to another person – and there is no charge or
    2. receive credit towards future Speaking Group program less our $150 set-up fee
  3. If you cancel after the program starts you will receive credit towards future Speaking Group program less $150 set-up fee and less $75 for each session you have attended. Credits for future groups are valid for six months from the date of the original registration.

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