From Monologue to Dialogue:
Adding Interaction to your Presentations


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Stanford Lecturer, Co-founder Bold Echo, Author of "Speaking Up without Freaking Out"
Webinar Recording Details
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    Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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    $0 (Free)
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Opening channels for collaborative communication is critical in today’s ever-changing work place.  Employers and managers risk drowning out valuable input and alienating employees if they simply push information out and dictate direction.  However, providing and managing invitations to participate can be challenging.  In other words, moving from monologue to dialog is necessary, yet difficult.  You must balance presenting clear information concisely – that is, commanding the room -- with facilitating input and innovation – in other words, collaborating creatively.

In this webinar, you will learn specific, immediately applicable facilitation techniques that are informed by scholarly research.

Your will learn to:

1.   Manage anxiety prior to speaking so that you are calm and confident when engaging your audience.
2.   Prepare your audience for interactive participation.
3.   Facilitate the participation while it’s happening, such as calling for questions and queuing them up.

Click here to download the eBook / handout "From Monologue to Dialogue: Adding Interaction to your Presentations" for this webinar.

About Matt Abrahams

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and coach. He has published research articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication. Matt recently published the third edition of his book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, a book written to help the millions of people who suffer from anxiety around speaking in public. Additionally, Matt developed a software package that provides instant, proscriptive feedback to presenters. Prior to teaching, Matt held senior leadership positions in several leading software companies, where he created and ran global training and development organizations.

Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. Matt has worked with executives to help prepare and present keynote addresses and IPO road shows, conduct media interviews, and deliver TED talks. He is currently a member of the Management Communication Association (where he received a "Rising Star" award) as well as the National and Western States Communication Associations. Matt received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford and his graduate degree in communication studies from UC Davis.

Follow Matt at @boldecho



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