Communicating Under Pressure

In a perfect world, there is always enough time to think things through and communicate with calm and confidence—but what about when the pressure is on? Reputations are won and lost in unexpected and stressful situations, where careful planning is impossible and the ability to “think on your feet” can make all the difference. Whether you’re pitching to the C-Suite, wooing a potential customer, running a meeting—or just called upon to speak up in one—this workshop will help you to say it right the first time, every time. This workshop uses exercises, simulations, and Harvard case studies to help participants identify their own strengths and weaknesses to build customized approaches for real-life scenarios with subordinates, superiors, peers, or clients.

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  • Identifying personal obstacles to communicating well under pressure—and how to overcome them

  • Thinking “laterally” to overcome paralysis by analysis

  • Organizing your thoughts and ideas with proven mental templates

  • Giving yourself time to deal with unexpected questions and comments

  • Building charisma, the meta-skill that underlies effective delivery

  • Prioritizing careful speech, attentive listening, and accurate response

  • Leveraging your individual communication style for maximum potential

  • Recognizing the “hidden” factors of cultural and emotional intelligence

  • Balancing logic vs. emotion and improving your “interpersonal savvy”

  • Why some people are naturally better under pressure—and what you can learn from them

  • Professionals at any level seeking to improve their ability to communicate under pressure

Arthur Thuot is the facilitator at StoryCorp, a company that delivers storytelling workshops to business and government. Previously, he served as a project director for a media agency in Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. He holds an MFA from the University of Florida and an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

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Strategic Communications and Social Media

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In a perfect world, there is always enough time to think things through and communicate with calm and confidence—but what about when the pressure is on? Reputations are won and lost in unexpected and stressful situations, where careful planning is impossible and the ability to “think on your feet” can make all the difference. Whether you’re pitching to the C-Suite, wooing a potential customer, running a meeting—or just called upon to speak up in one—this workshop will help you to say it right the first time, every time. This workshop uses exercises, simulations, and Harvard case studies to help participants identify their own strengths and weaknesses to build customized approaches for real-life scenarios with subordinates, superiors, peers, or clients.

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Communicating Under Pressure

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802

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10days before the course start date

Speaker Bio: 

Arthur Thuot is the facilitator at StoryCorp, a company that delivers storytelling workshops to business and government. Previously, he served as a project director for a media agency in Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. He holds an MFA from the University of Florida and an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Audience: 

Professionals at any level seeking to improve their ability to communicate under pressure

This workshop is part of our Online Distance Learning Program 

Certain sessions of this workshop are now offered online via live video conferencing. Online session are indicated in parenthesis in the box below.

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Communicating Under Pressure (Online session)
December 10, 11, 2020
9:00 - 12:00
$595.00
Communicating Under Pressure (Online session)
February 11, 12, 2021
9:00 - 12:00
$595.00
Communicating Under Pressure
July 20, 2021
9:00 - 16:00
$595.00
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