Durham/Toronto East – Course Information

Course Information

If you give us 3 hours of your time: one evening a week for 11 weeks, we will provide you with opportunities to realize your full potential in both business and social spheres by developing your skills in:

  • public speaking
  • communication, and
  • leadership

In doing so we will boost your confidence and help you succeed in life! This is what you’ll learn from our two courses:

 

LEVEL ONE COURSE

The CLC Level 1 course is a 11 week course based on adult learning principles. Each week, instructors present a different area of focus. The learned skills are then practiced in a positive and supportive workshop setting. In CLC courses, you learn by doing!

Presentation Types

  • How to organize a talk – Learning how to organize and deliver dynamic and memorable presentations
  • Speech reading – Practicing the do’s and don’ts for reading
  • Speaking with an exhibit – Learning how exhibits can enhance your presentations
  • Introducing and thanking speakers – Setting the stage and make a presenter feel welcome
  • Presenting and accepting gifts – Making the recipient feel honored at their next retirement, going-away, birthday, anniversary, or other special event
  • Impromptu speeches – Using techniques to speak effectively with little preparation

Presentation Techniques

  • Memory techniques – Ways to remember key presentation points, and people’s names
  • Eliminating “hems and haws” from your speech – Becoming a more polished professional
  • Effective delivery – Learn how to use eye contact, gestures, posture and vocal intonation to enhance your message
  • Adding KEY ingredients to your talk – Making your talk come alive!

Leadership Techniques

Realizing your leadership talents by focusing on these attributes:

  • Courage
  • Listening
  • Openness
  • Uniqueness
  • Being Positive
  • Being Involved
  • Embracing Change
  • Taking time to celebrate life

 

LEVEL TWO ADVANCED COURSE

The CLC 2 course builds upon the skills gained in the Level One course therefore CLC 1 is a prerequisite to taking the Level Two course. Students will further develop their communication skills and self-confidence, and gain more specific and specialized presentation, communication, and leadership skills.

This 8 week Level Two course will help you with:
Presentation Techniques

  • Introducing Others
  • How to use Visual Aids
  • MS PowerPoint presentations
  • Flip Charts, White/Chalk Boards
  • Overhead Projectors and Slides
  • Microphone and Lectern Techniques
  • Toasts
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Fielding Audience Questions

Human Relations

  • Dynamics of Leadership
  • Managing Stress
  • Positive vs Negative Communications
  • Establishing Personal Goals
  • Attitudes and Positive Thinking
  • Acceptance, Approval & Appreciation
  • Success
  • Uniqueness
  • Understanding Self and Others

Interpersonal Skills

  • Non-verbal Communications
  • Consensus Building
  • Initiating Conversation
  • Active and Reflective Listening
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Assertiveness Training

Look at some of the benefits you could achieve by taking these courses:

  • Communicate with greater confidence
  • Have greater influence in groups
  • Add interest to your presentations
  • Be more polished at meetings and in front of groups
  • Obtain insights into human relations
  • Enhance your interpersonal skills
  • Increase your awareness of non-verbal aspects of presenting and listening
  • Participate in active listening
  • Use visual aids, lecterns and microphones to their best effect
  • Be confident when responding to questions
  • … and more!

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