Speaking

Is There A Protocol For That?

YES. THERE IS A PROTOCOL FOR THAT!

Business manners matter.

Do you notice people who exhibit less than professional presence?

Do you wonder if your business manners could use a tune-up?

This workshop will take you through all of the critical facets of business etiquette you need to know to survive business meetings, dinners, receptions and conferences and not embarrass yourself, your organization or your family name.

We ALL can stand to improve in some area, and it matters.

You just might be surprised to discover what you don’t know, but others are noticing about you.

And don’t expect your friends or business associates to point out your less than perfect behavior.

They won’t because people with good manners don’t tell people with bad manners they have bad manners. Because that would be bad manners!

Even in this program, no one will be put on the spot or embarrassed.

That would just be rude! But you will be surprised about what you are doing that is not exactly correct. I guarantee it.

Program Length:

This program can be structured to fit a session duration from one to three hours.

Fee:

I’ll work with you to make this fit your programming.

Contact me to discuss if this would be a good Break Out Session for your event.

“It’s the little things that make the big things possible.” – J.W. Marriott

Be Front and Center with Confidence … a Building Block Approach

STAGE FRIGHT!

Does the thought of standing in front of people expressing yourself make you ill? Would you like to be able to stand up and say a few words with confidence?

Are you quiet in meetings, maybe even anxious, afraid you will be asked to contribute?

Has your anxiety stalled your career or your enjoyment in group settings?

Do you wish you had taken steps to overcome this fear before now?

If you are like I was when I was paralyzed with stage fright, you want and need a safe place to discover the basics and get your feet a little wet in front of a small group.

This workshop is for small groups so we can be actively engaged in using a non-threatening building block approach that leads participants through a series of fun exercises as we discover the basics. Group size is determined by the program duration and the outcome goals we establish.

Little by little, baby step by baby step, we get over our fear and realize that this public speaking thing is actually not that bad.

Then we are prepared to take the next steps, at another time, to develop more advanced presentation skills.

This session is a perfect start to playing a bigger role in your business and your community with more effectiveness and less stress.

Program Length:

This program can be structured to fit a session duration from one to eight hours.

Fee:

I’ll work with you to make this work for your programming.

Contact me to discuss if this would be a good Break Out Session for your event.

“It’s the little things that make the big things possible.” – J.W. Marriott

How to Think on Your Feet … and Speak Off The Cuff with Confidence

Fielding questions can be stressful and detrimental or relaxed and beneficial.

This session will help you learn how to control yourself and the situation to everyone’s advantage.

Do you have opportunities to respond during Q & A sessions and in business related one-to-one situations?

Are these sometimes high-pressure communication experiences and you walk away thinking that you should have responded differently?

Would you like to be confident at “speaking off the cuff” knowing that you are in control and that you will maintain your poise, reputation, and professional appearance?

In this session, you will discover techniques to:

  • Respond to easy questions without saying more than others want to hear.
  • Deal with difficult, negative or hostile questions.
  • Master delivery techniques that will show how professional and in control you are.
  • Be more relaxed and enjoyable to talk with even in general conversation.

Program Length:

This program can be structured to fit a session duration from one to two hours.

Fee:

I’ll work with you to make this work for your programming.

Contact me to discuss if this would be a good Break Out Session for your event.

“It’s the little things that make the big things possible.” – J.W. Marriott

AIA CES Registered Program About Precast Concrete

AIA CES Continuing Education Programs about Precast Concrete

I am an AIA CES registered continuing education content provider on topics related to architectural precast concrete products and processes.

These programs are appropriate for A/E/C firms, monthly association meetings, and conventions.

Each one-hour program earns the participate 1 LU / HSW along with a certificate of completion.

It is my privilege to provide these programs on behalf of Gate Precast Company.

Evaluation Comments Received

About the Speaking with Confidence Session

“Nice guy…Solid Material.”

“Very informative and interactive.”

“I learned that the audience wants you to be successful. They are glad you are up there and not them.”

“I learned to not end with the Q & A.”

“This will help reduce the stress of public speaking.”

“Very pertinent to my job.”

“Practical applications, specific suggestions. This will help each of us.”

“Mr. Hailey’s info is great for personal and professional use.”

“Great presenter using the communications skills he taught.”

“He was great at keeping us engaged.”

“He tried to vary it up. He spoke, he asked questions, we watched some videos, and he had us do some interactive things.”

“Enjoyed, but long so late in the day.”

“For the ‘late night shift’ timeframe, it is important to have strong speakers. Mr. Hailey was fine, but I just thought about it.”

“Great style.”

“Great style. Loved the class involvement.”

“Very good. Easy to follow.”

“Tables too small.”

“Very receptive and responsive to our situations and needs.”

“Good timing.”

“Timing was a little long.”

“Even though it was three hours of presentation, late in the day, he kept my attention.”

“It was three hours of presentation, but it did not feel like it was that long.”

“This was a very long day. Three hours after being in class from 8 to 5 already is too much.”

“Speaker was knowledgeable and pleasant.”

“Presentations are so stressful for me. These tools will be helpful.”

“Enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would.”

“All of those who are asked to speak to our group should have to attend this session!!! Some of our previous presenters could have benefited.”

About the Thinking on Your Feet Session

“It was great! It was interesting and kept my attention.”

“He gets the class involved in the material and is more of a moderator.”

“Very helpful for the business we are in.”

“Very good presenter.”

“A little too much time spent on writing sample questions. We could have used more time on examples and practicing responding to negativity.”

“I will focus more on my demeanor while speaking.”

“Very useful concepts.”

“I learned techniques to improve my speaking when put on the spot.”

“Filled with lots of good tips and reminders.”

“I learned the importance of eye contact and how to restate the question.”

“I’ll be able to speak better in front of everyone.”

“Very good presenter.”

“This has helped me learn strategies to use to become a more effective speaker.”