Today’s executives and senior managers are increasingly time constrained and pulled in different directions, with multiple issues competing for their attention. As a result, they may only have a few minutes in which to be briefed orally by staff. While this can be challenging for staff, successful briefings are achievable.
This engaging, hands-on workshop will enhance your knowledge of how to deliver an effective oral briefing. You’ll have multiple opportunities to deliver oral briefings and receive feedback from the trainers and your fellow participants on both your verbal and non-verbal communication. You’ll leave with concrete tools and increased confidence in your ability to brief senior management.
Information needs of senior management
Structure for an effective four-minute oral briefing
Structure for an effective two-minute oral briefing
Structure for an effective value proposition
Source-oriented versus receiver-oriented communication
Verbal and non-verbal communication
Common problems with oral briefings (for example, complexity or level of detail)
- Anyone who has to provide oral briefings
- Those who wish to strengthen their ability to structure and deliver information
Nathan Lockhart, M.A., MCATD, has more than 20 years of professional experience as an advisor, manager and trainer. A former employee of Health Canada and the Privy Council Office, his knowledge spans a number of important disciplines including policy analysis and development, negotiation, issues management and adult training and development. Nathan is a dynamic public speaker with a strong understanding of the workplace challenges and demands facing today's professionals. In addition to publicly available workshops, he has provided training to more than 30 federal departments and agencies as well as organizations in the private and non-governmental sectors.
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