Public speaking skills are among the most important of all professional qualities. Engaging and persuasive speakers have fundamental traits in common, such as the ability to listen well, the fluent use of gestures and talented ways to play with their voice. This series of three workshops home in on these abilities - speaking and listening, body language, and vocal variety - each workshop being a standalone learning opportunity which collectively provides maximum speaking effectiveness.
Each workshop includes examples to illustrate the ideas paired with in-class practice and immediate feedback. You are invited to share your learning in small groups.
January 29, Part 1: Shhh... the Art of Listening to Speak
February 5, Part 2: The Secret Power of Communication: Body Language
February 12, Part 3: Do-Re-Mi: Vocal Variety Adds Volume to Any Conversation
Facilitator: Niem Huynh, PhD, PPCC
Geographer. Inquirer. Risk taker (calculated). Niem is an educator and geographer by training and applies those skills to her role at Concordia University. Niem's diverse professional experience working in different positions within the university and non-profit sectors has ignited her interest in how people navigate their career paths.