Four Weeks

Many people fear speaking in front of others more than they fear dying. According to Jerry Seinfeld, this means that "people would rather be the one in the casket than the one giving the eulogy." This fear can be crippling, and it can limit your career. 

This course is an introduction to speech communication which emphasizes the practical skill of public speaking, including techniques to lessen speaker anxiety, and the use of visual aids to enhance speaker presentations. Civility and ethical speech-making are the foundations of this course. Its goal is to prepare students for success in typical public speaking situations and to provide them with the basic principles of organization and research needed for effective speeches. 

In this workshop you will:
1. plan and prepare speeches that inform, persuade, or fulfill the needs of a special occasion
2. Use presentation aids to enhance your speeches
3. Outline your speeches in a logical and thorough fashion
4. Conduct meaningful research on a variety of topics
5. Analyze your audience and design speeches to reflect your analysis
6. Evaluate speeches based on a variety of verbal and non-verbal criteria
7. Listen effectively, regardless of your interest in the subject matter
8. Understand and explain the communication process



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Career Coaching – Individuals identify what they want and need from their career, then make decisions and take the needed actions to accomplish their career objectives in balance with the other parts of their lives.

Group Coaching – Group coaches work with individuals in groups. The focus can range from leadership development to career development, stress management to team building. Group coaching combines the benefits of individual coaching with the resources of groups. Individuals learn from each other and the interactions that take place within the group setting.

Performance Coaching – Helps employees at all levels better understand the requirements of their jobs, the competencies needed to fulfill those requirements, any gaps in their current performance, and opportunities to improve performance. Coaches then work with the employees, their bosses, and others in their workplace to help the employees fill performance gaps and develop plans for further professional development.

New Leader Coaching – Coaches of individuals assigned or hired into new leadership roles help these leaders to “onboard.” The goal of New Leader Coaching is to clarify with the leader’s key constituents the most important responsibilities of his/her new role, the deliverables in the first few months of the new assignment, and ways to integrate the team (s)he will lead with the organization. The major focus of this type of coaching is on helping the new leader to assimilate and achieve his/her business objectives.

Relationship Coaching – The relationship coach helps two or more people to form, change, or improve their interactions. The context can be work, personal, or other settings.

Targeted Behavioral Coaching – Coaches who provide targeted behavioral coaching help individuals to change specific behaviors or habits or learn new, more effective ways to work and interact with others. This type of coaching often helps individuals who are otherwise very successful in their current jobs or are taking on new responsibilities that require a change in specific behaviors.

Legacy Coaching – The legacy coach helps leaders who are retiring from a key role to decide on the legacy they would like to leave behind. The coach also provides counsel on transitioning out of the leadership role.

Succession Coaching – The succession coach helps assess potential candidates for senior management positions and prepares them for promotion to more senior roles. This type of coaching may be used in any organization that is experiencing growth or turnover in its leadership ranks. It is especially helpful in family businesses to maintain the viability of the firm. Since assessment is often part of this intervention, clear expectations and ground rules for confidentiality are essential. It may be necessary in some companies to use separate consultants for assessment and coaching.

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Team Coaching – One or more team coaches work with the leader and members of a team to establish their team mission, vision, strategy, and rules of engagement with one another. The team leader and members may be coached individually to facilitate team meetings and other interactions, build the effectiveness of the group as a high-performance team, and achieve team goals.