Professional Development Information

Think On Your Feet *ONLINE*

Scheduled Date(s)

December 7, 2021 - December 10, 2021


Delivered virtually December 7-10, from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm NST.

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Price

$1065 +HST

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Think on Your Feet
Structure your ideas simply and persuasively, target listeners’ core concerns, and avoid information overload.
Learn to communication, Thinking training, Professional Development

Over 95% of communication is informal. Think on Your Feet® is the only workshop that addresses these informal situations, providing the skills you need to present, defend, and discuss a position persuasively and fast.

From off-the-cuff discussions, elevator speeches, and Q&A sessions to Meetings, status updates, and conference calls Think on Your Feet® gives you the best communication strategies to deliver persuasive messages with clarity and impact. This 4-day course is filled with practice, coaching, and feedback that will enable participants to master the ability to organize and present their ideas quickly.

Key Learning Outcomes

  •  Use the best communication strategy for any situation.
  •  Structure a topic into bite-sized chunks for easy retention.
  •  Present ideas clearly, concisely, and memorably.
  • Techniques to communicate and respond with confidence
  • Know how to organize your thoughts to communicate more effectively
  • Techniques for building succinct, structured responses
  • Techniques to approach difficult questions
  • Strategies that increase efficiency in preparing presentations and other business communications

This is a module in the Professional Presenter Program 

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 14

Think on Your Feet® is an internationally acclaimed course from education provider McLuhan & Davies.  McLuhan & Davies is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Registered Service Provider.  This course qualifies for Personal Development Units (PDUs) towards your PMP and Gold Seal certifications.

 

 


Benefits

For Individuals

  • Learn techniques to communicate and respond with confidence
  • Learn how to organize your thoughts to communicate more effectively
  • Understand techniques for building succinct, structured responses
  • Learn techniques to approach difficult questions

For Organizations

  • Build an effective and confident team of communicators
  • Introduce strategies that increase efficiency in preparing presentations and other business communications
  • Improve the effectiveness of organizational communications

Who Should Attend

Professionals who are involved in public speaking and delivering presentations.  Previous communication experience or training, such as in presentations or public speaking, is an asset to the training experience.


Details

Build your public speaking and presentation skills through professional development in:

  • Structuring ideas persuasively
  • Supporting ideas with memorable examples
  • Targeting listeners’ concerns
  • Simplifying complex information
  • Avoiding information overload
  • Getting to the point and being remembered
  • Handling objections
  • Answering questions quickly and coherently
  • Dealing with hostile situations and emotional issues

 

Please note, this course has been modified for an online virtual classroom and will be delivered over 4 days.  Each day will include 3.5 hours of virtual instruction.

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 14


Instructors

Martha Muzychka, ABC

Martha Muzychka is an award-winning, experienced communicator and policy researcher with more than 30 years of experience. Operating as Praxis Communications since 2005, Martha brings together a unique community perspective with a firm foundation in strategic communications principles. Her clients are many and varied, including large and small organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada from the government, non-profit, community, and private sectors.

A graduate of Memorial University and Carleton University, Martha has demonstrated strengths in communications, qualitative research, policy analysis, consultation processes, reputation and crisis management, and writing. In her work, Martha explores new and creative approaches for communicating and engaging with target audiences by bringing together a unique community perspective with a firm foundation in strategic communications principles.

A popular workshop leader and presenter, Martha has extensive experience in public speaking, workshop development and presentation, and group facilitation. As well as creating custom training for clients, Martha is a licensed trainer for McLuhan-Davies Communication training products for Newfoundland and Labrador.  She has taught at the Gardiner Centre since 2013 including programs in media relations, technical writing, proposal writing, and public speaking.



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Gardiner Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000