People Skills & Creative Thinking Seminars
for Law Firms, Corporations, Entrepreneurs, and Organizations
Presented by Loyd Auerbach
Speak as Yourself: Presentation and Public Speaking Skills
Great public speaking skills can improve outcomes when presenting to groups whether for peers or potential new clients, in acquiring new business, delivering a specific message, education, sales presentations, speaking extemporaneously at meetings and in networking situations, and much more. It is essential in speaking to groups, large or small, or when standing up in court and delivering arguments or examining witnesses. It is even involved when speaking about yourself and your products, services, books, or profession when networking, meeting with potential clients, and any one on one conversation..
The best public speakers develop and fine tune skills that allow them to express credibility and command attention, all the while projecting an air of confidence, credibility and charisma. This seminar provides tools and practice to develop these skills. We also address the fear of speaking in public since it is so common.
Additionally, you'll learn to build interesting and well-organized presentations (including the appropriate visual components) and conduct appropriate audience analysis.
This interactive seminar is offered as a one or two day program. A one to two hour overview presentation is also available, covering the basics.
Speak as Yourself: Public Speaking for Lawyers is offered as a one or two day interactive seminar (two day seminar includes tips on creating effective presentation agendas and visuals). This is a variation of the more general seminar described above, specifically tailored for attorneys (paralegals and other legal staff may be included). Also available as a one to two hour presentation to cover the basics.
Speak as Yourself: Public Speaking for IT Professionals and Trainers is offered as a one or two day interactive seminar (two day seminar includes tips on creating effective presentation agendas and visuals). This is a variation of the more general seminar described above, specifically tailored for IT professionals who are asked to speak about what services they offer their clients or employer-companies, find themselves conducting training within their employer-companies or client-companies, or need to get out and network to secure clients. Also available as a one to two hour presentation to cover the basics. Perfect for a company's IT staff!
Workplace Diplomacy: How to best get along with others at work without losing yourself in the process.
This workshop deals with interpersonal challenges that crop up among individuals and groups in the workplace and how to overcome them. It looks at the importance of listening skills and general awareness of other people’s needs, covers the concept of respect for others and for oneself, why respectful communication is important, and explaining emotional vs. intellectual reactions to others. We deal with how understanding others, coupled with the willingness to respond to others in a positive way, can lead to more cooperation and greater productivity in the workplace. The better people get along (even if they don’t like each other personally), the better the work environment and the higher the productivity and creativity. Tips and best practices to get along with others are provided.
Workplace Diplomacy, while best as a full day seminar, it’s also available as a half day seminar and a one hour presentation to introduce the concepts. What attendees learn here can also be applied to meeting with new clients, networking and other rainmaking situations.
Speak as Yourself with Humor in Your Presentations: Contrary to the common stereotype, starting a presentation with a joke or telling jokes at all in a presentation is generally the wrong way to execute a great idea: adding humor. So how can a speaker who’s not a comedian bring a little lightheartedness to what they do?
In this presentation, Loyd Auerbach will talk about why humor can be such an important thing in a presentation. He’ll discuss how it can help you connect to an audience, hold their attention and aid in their comprehension. He’ll address how to choose a humorous approach that best suits your personality, and discuss simple ways for even the “humor-challenged” to enhance any presentation.
Speak as Yourself with Humor in Your Presentations is available as a 60-90 minute presentation (shorter versions are available as well).
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