Building Powerful CONNECTIONS® Speaking Programs
Thank you for facilitating this year’s diversity presentation. The RAs could not stop saying exciting and thought provoking things about the information you covered. The evaluation showed high marks - RAs scoring each question at a 4 or higher. The things they liked most about the presentation were: The L.U.C.A.S approach, learning the listening skills, the group activities and the style in which you deliver a presentation. They felt engaged and part of the process. I hope the high marks and comments provide you with some insight as to what the evaluations showed. Again, thanks and I’ll be sure to keep you in mind for future sessions.
Eltaro Hooper, Asst Dir of Res Life, Saginaw Valley State University
Building Powerful CONNECTIONS® in a Culturally Diverse Society. America is one of the most culturally diverse societies on earth. Whether it is based on race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability or communication style, you are more likely than ever to find yourself in a diverse organizational setting. While this diversity offers many benefits, it can also create barriers that inhibit the development of personal and professional relationships. This highly interactive session will teach you how to overcome these barriers with The L.U.C.A.S. Approach®.
Unconscious Bias: A Quiet Performance Killer. Noise is anything that interferes with the accurate transmission of a message between a sender and a receiver. It can be categorized as internal, external, emotional or cultural; however, unconscious bias is the loudest form of noise because it not only interferes with our ability to build powerful relationships across cultural differences, it leads to bad decisions that impair individual and organizational performance. This session will describe unconscious bias and identify the specific ways it can diminish your effectiveness.
A Lesson in Civility. It can be argued that as a nation, we grow less and less “civil” with each passing day. The numerous instances of rude and discourteous behavior, insulting comments, emotional put-downs, nasty tweets, dirty looks and bullying tactics are both disruptive and destructive to building safe, inclusive communities. This session will provide us with an opportunity to discuss steps we can take to increase civility in the workplace.
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Building Powerful CONNECTIONS® with Any Audience. Communication and learning style differences, language differences, cultural misunderstanding, unconscious bias and communication errors can negatively impact your presentations. The good news is we can learn to effectively communicate our messages to a diverse group of individuals. This program will teach you how by introducing The L.U.C.A.S. Approach®. Specifically, you’ll learn to implement 10 steps that will allow you to build powerful connections with a diverse array of audience members.
3 BIG Presentation Mistakes and What to Do About Each One. Whether you are a leader, trainer, facilitator, speaker, teacher or salesperson, sooner or later, you'll need to stand in front of a group and make a powerful impact. To do this, you must avoid some of the common presentation mistakes that can reduce your effectiveness, negatively impact your message and limit the effect of your program. This session will show you how to avoid these pitfalls and demonstrate true speaking eloquence.