Techniques for clear, confident communication
– Stop holding back and start stepping up with these essential frameworks for meetings and conversations
Best for: Opening keynotes, tech/STEM/Data teams, away days and summits, diversity and inclusion events
This high energy, inspiring and transformational keynote will get your people communicating with each other in the room. As such it’s great for events where strangers are coming together or where the audience comprises teams from different locations. The tools individuals pick up are also great for raising profiles within their organisation and connecting with colleagues, so this talk is also useful as part of diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Women, quieter individuals and other groups frequently complain about being spoken over during meetings. Other problems include their ideas being ignored only for the same suggestion to be embraced enthusiastically a few minutes later when voiced by a more popular or vocal colleague. This speech provides frameworks to help their ideas cut through and get noticed.
The keynote starts off with Shola’s story about being reluctant to speak up in the workplace and resonates with many who have been cut off or interrupted in meetings, or who need techniques to be heard during fast-paced sessions and high stakes conversations.
Individuals then learn several useful frameworks they can carry away with them to the office. Not only this but they practise these with their neighbours. This serves as a great icebreaker creating bonds and inviting strangers to interact with openness and a sense of adventure. The session is particularly effective with technically minded or data driven groups who sometimes need a bit of encouragement to warm up and interact during conferences, off-sites and summits.
The outcome of this keynote is that individuals feel more confident speaking up in a punchy, concise way. They are equipped with storytelling formulas that keep them on track, and frameworks to be more persuasive, using more than just logic to make their case. In a fast-paced meeting environment individuals get their ideas across with more impact and greater effectiveness. They are able to raise their profile, and become seen as viable, influential candidates who are equipped for fast-track progress within the organisation.
I loved that storytelling framework you showed us at the conference. I used it in a meeting yesterday and it was bang on!
– S. T., Royal Bank of Scotland