Think on Your Feet & Communicate Under Pressure
We’ve all been there: that moment in a meeting when you’re caught off guard and suddenly all eyes are on you, looking for information you know, but that you weren’t exactly planning to present.
Maybe you’ve been pulled into a meeting last minute, or maybe your colleague volunteers you to explain a project at a company-wide meeting. Or worse – maybe you were using the Zoom meeting as an opportunity to eat your lunch, and you’re mid-bite when your boss calls your name.
When you're taken by surprise, you're not going represent your work the way you want to.
This training will give you the tools you need to communicate with poise under pressure and offer tips to speak with confidence in any setting at a moment’s notice.
You’ll walk away prepared to turn those little surprises that work throws your way into big opportunities to showcase your work.
Join us to learn:
- Tactical tips for handling the unexpected
- Techniques for responding tactfully and intelligently…even if you don’t know the answer
- How to use the technique of “Yes, and…” to facilitate positive, productive conversations
- How to tackle your speaking stressors and adapt in the moment
- Tips for adding a bit of humor to your presentations
- Actionable advice that’ll help you feel comfortable and confident when presenting in a virtual environment (i.e. via Zoom)
Think quickly on your feet: how applying the rules of improv can boost your confidence in public speaking
- The concept of “yes-and” and why it is so empowering
- How to avoid building walls and using language that shuts down conversations
- What to say when you don’t know what to say… and still sound intelligent
- Ways to add a bit of humor to your presentations
Learn tips to become adept at sharing your ideas on the spot
- Overcome nervousness and other impromptu-speaking anxieties
- Techniques for responding—rather than reacting—to the unexpected
- How to answer tough questions on the spot - even without “perfect answers”
- Tackle your speaking stressors and adapt in the moment to the unexpected
Stay cool and collected so you can connect with your audience in a meaningful way
- Make a polished, professional first impression when being introduced
- Keys to responding appropriately to emotionally charged situations
- Strategies to easily transform an ordinary idea into a brilliant one
- Ways to publicly recognize others for accomplishments and contributions
About the Speaker
As the Humorous Speaker and Communication Coach, Julie Ostrow provides an amusing way to help stressed out individuals and teams reconnect, adapt to change, and be more productive. Her “Life is Improv” series includes programs for public speaking, sales, and enhanced communication.
She teaches organizations to use improv skills to improve Creativity, Communication, Team Building, Problem Solving, and Productivity with their clients and within their organizations. Trained at The Second City in Chicago, Julie teaches the benefits of using humor, laughter, and improv in all aspects of our lives, including in the workplace.
Through Julie's interactive, one-of-a-kind programs, participants learn unique skills for improving Creativity, Communication, Team Building, Problem Solving, and Productivity. They become better equipped to connect with clients, staff members, and the community.
Having more than 20 years of corporate marketing communications experience, Julie is able to identify the trigger points of miscommunication and low morale in the corporate culture. By infusing her corporate experience with her unique set of tools, Julie is able to guide organizations to becoming more cohesive, resulting in a more positive environment, re-inspired team members, and increased productivity.
And, having won The First-Ever American Laughing Championship (2013) ensures that there will always be some laughter in Julie’s presentations!
Whether it’s in the office or over Zoom, being caught off-guard can be anxiety-inducing. But with a few tips, you can turn unexpected questions into opportunities to showcase your work and make a good impression.
If you'd like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We're certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!
Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I register?
Click here for the online registration form or call us at 800-964-6033.
What is Webinar Training?
Webinar training is a live event that includes session handouts, interactive training with the speaker, and interactive question & answer period.back to top
Do I need special equipment?
A computer with access to the Internet is all the equipment you need. Just click the link to access the website and enter your information. That's it. Follow along with the Webinar handouts rovided in advance.back to top
What if I lose my access information?
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Can more than one person listen in?
Absolutely. Your registration fee is per location. For multiple users, you can use speakers and a projector.back to top
When do I get the program materials?
Approximately 3-5 days before the webinar, you will be e-mailed a link where you can download the presentation materials.back to top
How does the question and answer session work?
During the webinar, you can chat your questions in the chat box. Also, the moderator will instruct you to ask questions at the end.back to top
If you have any more questions that were not answered here please contact a customer service representative at 800-964-6033.
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"I gained so many valuable tips that will help me do my job better. In the live presentation I learned how to be an assertive communicator by using the right words, putting the subject line first and not feeling guilty when saying 'no.' There were so many excellent tips that I can implement to be a more effective, confident communicator. In the materials, I learned how to structure thought processes and use a 9 step approach to provide a crisp and clear core idea so that all stakeholders buy in at the end." – B. Pasceri
"The live presentation was great! It gave me skills to be a stronger communicator and how to say 'no.' What also resonated with me was one of the first presentations when we had to sort the words into two categories. It made me realize that I may have one, and am thinking a specific way, but my staff may not be thinking the same way that I am. Very interesting." – W. Adler
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