How learning happens

  • Intro & explanation of tactic
  • View examples
  • Demonstration by instructor
  • Participants create their own examples
  • Participants present to the group
  • You decide if it works
  • Introduce the next tactic
Below is an example of how typical sessions are done. The content/modules, exact times, etc can vary depending on your needs, but this can give you an idea of what can be covered given time.

SAMPLE OUTLINE (1/2 DAY)

9:00-9:10 Warm-ups/ ice breakers. These activities are designed to get everyone energized and will highlight how the learning will take place.

9:10-10:10 Introduction to communication tools. Each participant will be asked to derive their own examples based on their field of study or professional background to ensure that the skills they learn are applicable.

10:10-10:20 BREAK

10:20-11:00 Introduction to personal value statements. Participants will be given a series of sentence structures to create their PVS.

11:00-11:30 Communicating Complex ideas simply. Participants will either use their example from Communication Tools or be given a complex idea. They will then be asked to apply the strategy and present to the group.

11:30-12:00 Storytelling to convince and compel. Participants would be presented with a formula for using storytelling strategically then be asked to formulate and apply it using other participants in class

SAMPLE OUTLINE (FULL DAY)

09:00-09:10 Warm-ups/ ice breakers. These activities are designed to get everyone energized and will highlight how the learning will take place.

09:10-10:10 Introduction to public speaking. Using a proxy of case consulting & job interview questions students will be introduced to a series of communication concepts, be given time to work and then asked to apply it in class.

10:10-10:20 BREAK

10:20-11:20 Introduction to presenting. In this section we cover not only effective visual tactics and tricks, but also techniques to increase retention and understanding. In this section we would also cover communicating complex ideas simply.

11:20-12:00 Storytelling to convince and compel. Students would be presented with a formula for using storytelling strategically then be asked to formulate and apply it using other students in class.

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

13:00-14:30 Working with Visuals. We introduce 2 research backed approaches to slide formulation based on neuroscience and evolutionary biology.

14:30-15:45 BREAK

15:45 – 16:00 Communicating Financial & Complex Information. We continue developing concepts of communicating with visuals but this time adding best practices for all forms of numerical information.

16:00-17:00 Final Presentations are usually an optional way to end the day where we combine everything we have learned into group presentations. This is not always possible given time constraints, but is an option to include.

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