“You can improve your value by 50 percent just by learning communication skills--public speaking:” – Warren Buffett
Every business leader agrees on the importance of communications. Improve yours.
Join us to develop your communications skills. Learn all the important aspects of developing, practicing, delivering, and self-evaluating your presentations. Too many call their slides “The Presentation”. Many even build slide decks, filling in various details and data before focusing on the audience, what you want the audience to do, and what you want them to remember. The solution is easy; it will save you time, and raise your stature, but it’s not for the faint of heart because you can’t read your PowerPoint slides. It will give you the opportunity to have your audience leave the room thinking, if not saying, “Wow, that was good”.
We will cover
- Audience, Result, Message
- It’s about them, not you.
- You have to know what you want them to do.
- Know your message in a sentence or two.
- Introduction/Conclusion the bookends of your presentation.
- Main themes, no more than three.
- Yes you have to, and the more important the talk the more important the rehearsal.
- Evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses, we all have them.
- How to use video.
- Dealing with adrenalin and nervousness.
- Q&A and other audience involvement.
- Evaluation for future improvement.
Participants will be video taped giving a short presentation, which they will receive feedback on.
Attendance will be limited to 25 to ensure that everyone has time to present and get feedback.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Tom Kennedy is an Associated Press award-winning broadcaster, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) who coaches business leaders across all vertical markets and all career levels in presentation, public speaking and media/video skills. Tom’s coaching, after TV/radio on-air experience in five major US markets all around the country, has been with clients from the most senior leaders at the largest global companies to individuals like researchers and entrepreneurs. Tom specializes in helping his clients successfully develop and deliver focused, effective, and memorable messages, internally and externally, including the effective use of the Web, print, and broadcast media. Tom is a former Board Member and current Director of Communications for IMC USA, a Board Member of WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology), a regular speaker at the Harvard School of Public Health and numerous business groups, a former board member of The Society of Professional Consultants, and adjunct professor in the Communications Studies Department at Emerson College.
Date and Time:
June 13, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 PM
5:50-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142
Map and Parking Info
We appreciate The Broad Institute donating the use of their event space.
WEST Members: $40; Non-Members: $60, Registration for the summer workshop series (6/6, 6/13, & 6/27) for members: $90
A light dinner will be served.