I thought it would be a good start to the New Year sharing tips that will make you even better in front of a group.
I get it, you already know the basics for speaking in front of a group, whether it’s in a meeting or presenting to an audience. You may even be getting tired of people saying “be prepared,” “know your audience,” “don’t make inappropriate comments, (although I’m still amazed at how many people do), and do away with the text-obsessed powerpoint slides!”
I’m taking things a bit deeper.
Here are 15 mistakes many people have never thought about, but they matter.
In no particular order …
Remember little things matter. Learn to manage them well.
Learn, Laugh, Share
Barb Langlois RN, BSN, MSN
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“The workshop was wonderful!! Barb walked the talk by continuously demonstrating the tips and skills she was teaching! It was amazing to see it all come together. I would recommend the workshop to anyone who has to present.”
Bev Waite, Education Lead-Nursing,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
I told one of the nurse educators that it was the best 3 hours I have spent in a training session as the content was clear, relevant, exactly enough to be able to incorporate into presentations, and you demonstrated each point which was great. It was watching an expert at work.
Aideen Carroll, Advanced Practice Nurse Educator
Toronto General Hospital
Your workshop was also a big hit. It was interesting to hear people talk about it as not good, but great.
CMP Manager of Governance and Events CNA
After working with Barb, our team returned to work energized, enthused and inspired to utilize tools that increase our communication, clarity and relationship with not only each other, but also with the residents and families that we serve. I would highly recommend Barb if you want to bring out the best in your team.
Dale Clements, Administrator
Barb Langlois led a wonderful one day workshop for 45 Clinical Nurse Educators in Saskatoon Health Region. She worked with us in advance to really understand our learning needs, Six months later, I see CNEs using Barb’s techniques to engage learners and I use them myself in my own presentations. I strongly recommend Barb – she is a very skilled facilitator who connects with learners in a very meaningful and effective way.
Margot Hawke RN, BSN, MCEd, Nursing Professional Practice Lead
Saskatoon Health Region
Barb is a gifted and dynamic presenter. Communication concepts were presented in a lighthearted way such that developing ideas for organizational change and group work seemed like play. I would definitely recommend her workshops!
Lisa Jesso MN, RN
The workshop was a home-run!! The nurses found the tools so useful and practical for their everyday communication. They also were engaged the entire time!
Louise Peterson, CNE
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