Virtual meeting and oral communication take the screen with impact
Take the screen with impact, confidence and clear oral communication
Why: With most meetings nowadays taking place virtually, it is crucial to speak with a clear diction and a pleasant sound. To express the content with impact and confidence. And to catch the listeners’ attention, and make them perceive the messages as intended.
Hello! can you hear me?
The challenge: Unfortunately, lack of selfconfidence, speaking with a voice, that i not easy to follow, and unclear messages, is some of the biggest challenges, at virtual meetings and webinars. This has a huge impact on the quality and the outcome of the meetings and presentations.
Training your virtual impact is a very important skill to learn
To know how to use the voice both physically and to express the message as intended, is a necessary tool, to learn, why the voice is the key to oral communication – no voice – no oral communication.
It is also important to know, that the voice tires more, when speaking virtually.Good voice habits, how to use it, and take care of it, is more vital than ever.
Most people feel kind of insecure when presenting online, for severel reasons.If we know how to stay calm and focus we can get a much better outcome.
Our Bodylanguage and facial expression is also quite important to get aligned with voice and content.
What At this course, you will learn how to use your voice as an instrument to express the content clear and with a pleasant sound. You will learn how to take the screen with confidence and how to engage your audience. You will learn how to cope with the important details that makes you shine through the screen.
Among the topics that the participants will gain at this course:
- how to use and control the voice technically as a physical instrument
- how to control confidence and gain inner calm
- use prosody that makes the content come alive: pase, intonation, pitch, artificial pauses, and to emphasize the words
- how to captivate the audience from the very start to the ending, with a clear message
- voice-neurons are the voice” fingerprint/body language “ to connect to the audience and send out the wanted atmosphere
- get rid of heavy accent that may blur what is said
- understands how important it is to set the microphone to give the best possible sound
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After the course, you and your company, will have an employee who:
- Can optimally express the company’s messages, visions and products, both internally and externally
- Can provide clear, engaging and captivating messages and content in pitches, presentations and any other kind of oral communication virtually and face to face, as well
- Can represent you and your company, both in a professional and personal way that makes a positive impact and impression.
Structure as a webinar
Both as a webinar, or as a course, we start out with a theoretical an creative presentation about the amazing world of the voice as an instrument. How does the voice work, how to steer it, what happens when we change language, seasoned with good advice and concrete tools. The participants will get involved from the very start, and they will get quite easy and effective voice tools
Structure of the course
Both as a webinar or as a course, we start out with a theoretical presentation about the amazing world of the voice as an instrument. How does the voice work, how to steer it, what happens when we change language, seasoned with good advice and concrete tools. The participants will get involved from the very start.
After that, the participants, are given active exercises to perform, according to the motto ‘practice makes perfect`
Why everyone has a unique and individual voice with different challenges, all of the participants will receive focused personal training from the course instructor and a personal plan for the efficient implementation of the new skills.
Why as an online course, I recommend a mix of small groups, maybe mixed with 1-1 training and short lessons held over a shorter period. In between the online lessons, the participants can develop their voice skills by training at home.
Your needs and ideas matters to make it just perfect
Other options how to run this course or webinar is a possibility, please contact me for more options if you have any wishes and idéas.
Training your virtual impact is a very important skill to learn, since virtual meetings demand more than a meeting at which everyone is physically present. We must ensure that important messages, information, time and money are not wasted, especially when the message must hit the target precisely, even when filtered through different cultures and languages.
Virtual meetings also save a lot of time, money, and less transport makes an impact on the climate
What are the challenges? Hello! can you hear me? Making a presentation “into the void”, often with no direct contact with the listeners, can cause thoughts like, “Are they listening? Do they understand what I’m saying?” to arise. The result can be an insecure and unclear performance. If you know what to do to get your message across, on the other hand, you will have an effective tool on which to base your presentation.
Your voice is the human link between the messenger and the listeners, so you need it to function clearly and dynamically. However, between 55-75% of all people have some kind of dysfunction of the voice, such as a tendency to mumble or to speak at too fast a pace. So it is very common for your voice not to behave as you wish, and for the audience not to understand what is being said.
Nervousness or insecurity is also quite normal when you need to make a virtual presentation. This often impacts the tone and pronunciation of your voice, when a confident and clear voice is exactly what you need to ensure the success of the meeting – just as a good sense of inner calm provides a better overall grasp and makes it easier to steer the situation in the desired direction.
Holding presentations in a foreign language is also a factor that can create uncertainty for many people, and this will also often affect the sound of your voice and your pronunciation. When we are speaking in a foreign language, there is often a reaction time between the brain and the physical mechanism involved in pronouncing the words. It is also a question of the difference in frequencies between the languages.
When you are challenged by both nervousness and a foreign language, voice training and insight into what is going on in the brain and the pronunciation mechanism can help you to have a much better presentation experience. It will also give you the courage to hold the important artificial pauses and achieve a good sense of inner calm.
Preparing the message and presentation so that it is interesting and clearly conveyed requires that you know what the real essence of your message is, what it is you want to say, what you wish to show on any slides, and what you can put on as a “still image” if you do not have to show slides.
Preparing the audience, so that they know what to expect, and to ensure that they are ready at their screens at the arranged time, is also an important parameter in the success of the presentation.
Is the microphone set to reproduce the sound well?
A microphone that does not produce an optimal sound can destroy your entire presentation and dialogue. Poor sound can mean that your messages will not be understood, or that the listening ability of your audience becomes strained.
What can you learn from the course?
- How to present clear and engaging at Skype and virtual meetings
- How to use your voice in a physically and mentally correct manner
- How to turn on your impact, both physically and mentall
- How to control insecurity and gain inner calm
- How to use clear and inspiering slides or "still fotos"
- How to get rid of various voice challenges
- How to create volume, sensible tempi, good emphasis and dynamics, complete sentences and endings, and efficiently emphasise the most important words and abbreviations
- How to become better at giving presentations in another language
- How to “warm up” before “showtime”
- How good posture and sitting or standing correctly in front of the screen secures a good, confident voice and impact
- Why it’s a good idea to avoid certain types of food and drink, throat lozenges and medications that may affect your voice
- How to “save” your voice on a bad voice day, such as when you have a cold
After the course, your company will have an employee who:
- Can optimally promote the company’s messages and visions, both internally and externally
- Can best represent the company and its products and give the desired impression to the outside world
- Can provide clear, engaging and captivating presentations, especially when the voice is your only communication instrument, and you are looking at a screen
- Can speak clearly, with emphasis and variation in tone, volume and tempo, using artificial pauses
- Can understand the technical speech differences involved in switching from one language to another, and is able to set the “language switch” in the voice and brain
- Uses the important artificial pauses
- Understands how important it is to set the microphone to give the best possible sound
- Knows how to achieve a good sense of inner calm, energy and faith that the listeners are attentive
The 6 main causes why the voice might be a challenge virtually is:
- the speaker do not speak with a clear, confident, and engaging voice
- the speaker do not use prosody, which gives the content the desired intention
- the speaker has a heavy accent, that makes it hard to understand what is said
- the microphone are not working well
- when speech and screen are not aligned it blur words, facial expression and the message
- an un-precisely aimed message, makes it difficult to understand the meaning of the content
Structure of the course
The course begins with an introduction to the topic, and participants will be activated right from the start. The participants will be required to prepare one or two brief Skype presentations to be given from home, through which they will train their new tools. The presentations may either be in Danish or English.
. Course instructor Vibeke Krogsgaard, Voxlab
The course is held as an online course, for more information and prices: please call or mail:
Phone: +45 219 69 911
Mail: email@example.com ATT. Vibeke Krogsgaard