May 11, 2013 - Saturday
Present for Impact
The biggest differentiator between good leaders and great leaders is how they present their ideas. Presentations are part of any business endeavor, and many social and professional organizations. But just how effective are most of them?
When was the last time you listened and fought dozing off because the presenter droned on and on and did not engage you in the dialogue? Perhaps you've experienced "Death by Powerpoint" - learn how to use visuals to your advantage.
Or, when was the last time you heard an inspirational speech that got you all fired up, but by the time you got home, you couldn't remember the main points? Learn how to tie your stories to a point so your audience can relate.
Back by popular demand, Christie Ward's "Present for Impact" will give you the skills you need to present to anyone, anytime, anywhere!
EVENT: Professional Speaking Boot Camp
DATE: May 11, 2013 - Saturday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $69, Members: $49, SuperMembers: Free
TOPIC: Present for Impact
SPEAKER: Christie Ward
SPEAKER: Christie Ward
Principal of The Impact Institute
In the ‘90’s, Christie Ward coached and managed more than 200 of the best professional trainers around the world for CareerTrack , Inc., where she was director of training. Since 1999, as an entrepreneur and principal in The Impact Institute, she has facilitated Communication topics that make the difference for performance, productive Teams, and effective Leadership. She personally coached the World Champion of Public Speaking for the year 2000! In 2004 she won the ASTD-RMC Best Practices award for a program that lowered union grievances at AT&T in Denver 66%. She earned her CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 2009. This certification is held by fewer than 10% of the professional speakers worldwide.
She is Past-President of the ASTD-Rocky Mountain Chapter, where she has been a member since 1991 She became part of NAC (National Advisors for Chapters for ASTD, the American Society of Training and Development) in 2008, served 3 years and was elected NAC Chair for 2011-2012 by her peers. She served on the National Board of directors for ASTD (2011-2012). She is past president for NSA (National Speaker’s Association) Colorado. She was voted member of the year 3x for NSA Colorado, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Christie regularly volunteers for the Tennyson Center for Abused Children, where she judges a speech contest, and for Goodwill, where she does mock-scholarship interviews at inner-city high schools. She is a leader on and off the platform.
The focus of the Impact Institute is to give people the skills and tools they need to be effective with each other, their managers, their subordinates, their teams and their communities. The diverse landscape of human interaction today makes that a challenge. People are born and raised in a cultural context, and that is now complicated by a virtual context that has changed the way we communicate. There is more stress today caused by misperception and miscommunication than ever before. For this reason, Christie is called in to serve groups of people (teams or boards) where diversity of style and interest can get in the way of effective communication.
8:00 - 8:30 – Registration
8:30 - 9:00 - Welcome and Introductions
9:00 - 10:00 Section 1
- Understand your behavior style and how that impacts your presentation style.
- Learn the key to connecting and engaging any audience.
- Understand and practice influencing styles so you can effectively persuade and convince your audience.
10:00 - 10:15 – Break
10:15 - 11:15 – Section 2
- Learn the tricks of effective Q&A
- Discover how to deal with difficult audience members
- Engage with effective visual aids and materials Understand and practice confidence, competence and connection with your audience.
11:15 - 11:30 – Break
11:30 - 12:30 - Section Three
- Learn the basics of storytelling
- Create a story with your peers
- For a few volunteers, practice giving your story for coaching on movement, voice and connection to a business point.
12:30 - Thanks for coming!