Making an effective presentation to an audience regularly tops the list in surveys of people’s fears –much more than heights, flying or dying. Remember: You are not alone if the thought of speaking in public terrifies you. This fear is the bane of every qualified Frontline Manager, Mid-level Manager or Junior Executive.
Effective Presentations skills and public speaking skills are important in business, sales and selling, training, teaching, lecturing and generally entertaining an audience. Developing the confidence and capability to make good presentations and to stand in front of an audience and speak well, are extremely helpful competencies for self-development, too. good presentation skills are not limited to a privileged few – anyone can make a good presentation or deliver a speech to a professional and impressive standard. Like most things, it simply takes a little preparation and practice.
To be an effective presenter – one must commit to be an ongoing learner. Communications is a set of skills that can be learned, honed and taught. To be a proficient public speaker, you will grow as long as you seek to grow. At such times, apply Eleanor Roosevelt’s maxim: “No one can intimidate me without my permission.”
The format for a presentation can be very different: oral (spoken), multimedia (using various media – visuals, audio, etc), PowerPoint presentations, short impromptu presentations, long planned presentations, business presentations, educational or training sessions, lectures and simply giving a talk on a voluntary basis. Even speeches at weddings and eulogies at funerals are forms of presentations. Every effective presentation uses: techniques, confidence, experience and meticulous preparation. Good presentation is about entertaining as well as conveying information. People retain more if they are made to feel relaxed. Try to build credibility in the introduction itself and create a comfortable environment for the audience, which will come spontaneously if you are comfortable with yourself.
Welingkar’s workshop on Presentation Skills encourages the learner to get acclimatized to speaking confidently in the competitive environment through use of audio-visual aids. It involves usage of appropriate body language and helps create a rapport and credibility with the audience.
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What does Corporate Guru Narayan Murthy of Infosys, actor Shah Rukh Khan and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar have in common? What really separates the best from the rest? We all know that it takes hard work, dedication and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field. Yet, we also suspect that it takes a little something more—but what?
Being a Super Achiever is no more a dream and is open to everyone who dreams of being successful in various areas of life – relationships, health, wealth and social life. “Every great success starts with inspiration, but not every inspiration leads to success.”
The most common factor boils down to devotion to the day-to-day struggle. If you have unflagging determination to achieve your target, you will certainly do so. To become a super achiever for your business; focus on personal attitude – explore your Leadership skills, think smart – consider team building as nothing can be achieved alone, and finally, hone your managerial skills to make the right decisions in the workplace.
“How to become a Super Achiever” is a unique methodology Workshop from Welingkar’s WeSchool which guides you on how to achieve goals and fulfill your cherished dream. Learn the hidden barriers that stand as an obstruction to your dreams, the art of overcoming those hindrances in fulfilling your goals in life and much more. This exclusive workshop helps you set specific and timely goals that enable you to visualize what you want out of life. It helps you achieve your aim in life, and if you do not have an aim, to determine one!
These Workshops has benefitted and changed the lives of thousands who have implemented its proven and tested techniques.
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Taking off from Emily Bronte’s famous quote: “I am a bird and no net ensnares me…I am a free human being with an independent will,”
several individuals have been inspired to launched careers that were hitherto not within bounds. This is particularly true of women who have made it in diverse domains. Learning is a continuous endeavour with no boundaries of time and space. Only the spirit and determination serves the quest to seek and strive for knowledge.
Upholding this principle and choosing the path to study further is made more reachable through the distance learning mode of education. For those who “seek” to enhance their skills after a long break or from a highly demanding “work-zone” or for homemakers to juggle between study and chores, Distance Education is the answer!
Take the case of the simple housewife, who was a proficient Cake Maker. She made cakes at home to supplement the family income and sold to friends and relatives by word of mouth. Then, she was introduced to online distance learning. Fighting time constraints, she juggled different family priorities amidst her hectic schedule and leveraged the distance learning model to her advantage. The education she received opened up horizons beyond her imagination and before the completion of the course; she had launched her own confectionery business. She attributed this progress to understanding the nuances of Finance and Human Resources through her distance learning and today owns a chain of confectioneries.
It is rightly said: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way and the will, will show the way.” Learning gives power and confidence that allows an individual to easily fulfill personal and professional responsibilities, while studying, working or being a homemaker.” The option of continuing studies through Distance education does not limit choices. The flexibility of joining a distance learning program, anytime and securing a degree, always keeps education as a do-able and work-able option.
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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Negotiation as: “To confer with another person so as to arrive at a settlement of some matter; also to arrange for or bring about such conferences.”
Like it or not, you are a negotiator. Whether in family or business dealings, people reach many decisions through negotiation. You haggle with the vendor for an acceptable price. You discuss with domestic help the wages you are willing to pay them and the quality of work you expect in return. You negotiate favourable terms with your employer. The list could go on…Negotiation is a fact of life!
Negotiation skills are used regularly in business or community activities, but often overlooked in the conduct of daily lives. Successful Negotiation is a personal skill that can be learned. It presents concepts that can be applied in any situation where issues are to be resolved. Most people know of only two ways to negotiate – either soft or hard. The soft negotiator wants to keep peace and readily makes concessions to avoid or resolve conflicts. The hard negotiator sees conflict as a battle in which the person takes the extreme position and holds out to get a better deal. Body language plays a pivotal role in Negotiation while being adept at resolving Conflict management will help limit the negative aspects of conflict and encourage successful Negotiation.
Those who master the skill of effective negotiation will save money, time and achieve a high degree of satisfaction. Skilled negotiators don’t have to worry about “what might have been.” Negotiation skills are a heady mix of Marketing skills, Communication skills and Interpersonal skills.
WeSchool’s Workshop on Negotiation Strategy & Tactics aims to provide a clear understanding of the negotiating process and how to negotiate more profitable sales. The program is suitable for people who need to negotiate on behalf of their organization and is designed to give delegates more confidence when negotiating.The Workshop will involve discussions and demonstrative exercises on: what is negotiation, various stages of the process, tactics and behavior and applying the art of negotiation in a working day.
The session will also cover other aspects of negotiation like: How to plan and prepare for negotiations, how to structure negotiations, negotiating styles, personal power, negotiating tactics, movement and concessions, developing win-win situations, the closing stages of negotiation and preparing a personal action plan.
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