Speaking as a Leader®
A Humphrey Group program offered by The Niagara Institute
Speaking as a Leader® is an intensive two-day program designed for managers and executives who want to learn the fundamentals of communicating as leaders. At the core of this program is The Leadership Model®, an approach that teaches participants how to influence and inspire every time they speak. Those who attend will learn how to speak as confident, compelling leaders in a broad range of situations—speeches, presentations, meetings, off-the-cuff remarks, and Q&A.
Small group workshops, with a ratio of 7 participants to one Facilitator, will provide for extensive feedback and one-on-one coaching for all participants.
Speaking as a Leader is the first in a series of three communication programs. Further programs include Communication for the Senior Leader® and Leadership Presence™
Who Should Attend
Speaking as a Leader® is the foundation program for any leader who wants to communicate with influence and inspiration.
- Opportunities to create and deliver messages with maximum impact;
- Individual feedback on your strengths and weaknesses when creating your scripts and delivering your messages;
- Practical experience involving several methods of communication through small group exercises; and
- Skill development in creating presentations that lead.
- See every situation as a leadership opportunity.
- Engage your audience.
- Speak with a clear message.
- Build a persuasive structure.
- Use the language of leadership.
- Develop visuals that aid, rather than upstage you.
- Use eye contact that holds the audience.
- Use strong gestures.
Agenda at a Glance
|Pre-Program ||Assessment—Complete a self-assessment |
|Day 1 || Creating Your Script |
The Leader's Script®—Elements of a script; Develop a focused message; Build a logical structure; The language of leadership.
Creating Your Script—Moving from outline to presentation; Creating visuals that aid rather than upstage you; Develop and deliver a brief talk with Facilitator feedback; Finalize your presentation.
|Day 2 || Delivering Your Talk |
Effective Delivery—An introduction to techniques that enable participants to project leadership through eye contact, pace, voice, expression, body language, and tone; Deliver your presentation with videotaped feedback.
Mastering Impromptu Speaking—Delivering persuasively off-the-cuff; Participants will speak in a variety of impromptu scenarios. The Facilitator will provide feedback.
Mastering Q&As—Techniques for handling Q&As; Participants will practice handling a variety of Q&A situations. The Facilitator will provide feedback.
Close with program feedback and next steps
|Date || ||Location || ||Fee* ($Cdn) || || |
|September 12–13, 2013 || ||White Oaks Conference Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario || ||2,995 || || |
|October 8–9, 2013 || ||The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario || ||2,995 || || |
*Includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Does not include accommodation. Fees are subject to HST.
A preferred rate has been negotiated on your behalf.
For all programs held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, accommodation is secured on your behalf upon registration. For more information, please email info@NiagaraInstitute.com.
Top of page