What you will learn:

If you’ve ever spoken to an audience who would clearly rather be somewhere else, this session will provide you with the competence and confidence to engage participants (even those who are on their iPhones). Whether you are facing a distracted or hostile group, a Zoom audience who are "zoomed out", a non-technical audience, or a bunch of clients with a to-do list a mile long, you need to know how to get and keep their rapt attention. This session will help participants create engagement with the audience so that the presentation feels like a dialogue rather than a monologue, use Q&A as an opportunity for the audience to both buy-in and sign-off on your ideas, manage nerves while you manage three types of audience members, read the room, adapt presentation style immediately to engage and re-engage lost listeners, and diffuse difficult situations with poise.

About the instructor:

Deborah Grayson Riegel is a keynote speaker and consultant who teaches leadership communication for Wharton Business School and Columbia Business School. She is a regular contributor for Harvard Business Review, Inc., Psychology Today, Forbes, and Fast Company. The author of "Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life,” she consults and speaks for clients including Amazon, BlackRock, Bloomberg, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, and The United States Army. Her work has been featured in worldwide media, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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