- Communicate effectively with your audience?
- Feel confident and calm when facing the camera?
- Enhance your presentation skills.
- Use your voice to communicate with clarity and eloquence?
- Enhance your ability to manage Q & A?
This course can equip you with all the skills you need to achieve these goals.
The Craft Of Video Conferencing
Craft of Communication courses help participants to enhance their ability to communicate with authority, authenticity and empathy in the whole range of situations they meet in their everyday working lives.
All our work is rooted in theatre. Our coaches are trained and experienced in theatre, TV and performance skills. This enables us to create fast-moving sessions using games, exercises for the imagination, voice-work, role play, rehearsal, debate, and performance, insights from psychology, physiology and business.
Video Conferencing demands that you manage your relationship with the camera, in order to communicate effectively with the audience beyond it.
Sometimes, as in webcasts, you have multiple audiences. Sometimes you need to communicate with a live audience in front of you and an audience who sees you through the medium of the camera.
With any audience, you need techniques to get and keep their attention. In this course, we teach the full range of these techniques required to communicate effectively in a video conferencing, webcast and by skype.
What You Learn
You will learn the techniques that actors use to command the attention of audiences. You will also learn the camera techniques that are taught to screen actors and a wide range of TV presenters.
The close focus of the camera heightens the importance of a speaker’s voice. This is why the day contains a Voice workshop. You will learn how to use breathing to punctuate your speech and how to use the three component parts of the Voice, Pitch, Pace and Volume. This will help you to make the best use of the linguistic characteristics of English: this is particularly useful for those who do not have English as their first language.
Those who need to run or chair a video conference can learn how to:
- Prepare for a meeting.
- Construct and deliver an impactful opening statement to set out your agenda and ground rules.
- Lead a meeting.
- Understand The Seven Kinds of Question and how to both use and answer them in video conferences.
- Initiate and promote genuine dialogue within a video conference.
- Use the kinds of argument and vocabulary that appeals to those who think in a different way to you.
How You Learn
In all our courses, you learn by doing. Throughout the day, you will have a chance to be filmed and be your own audience: this, and the feedback you receive, can help you to communicate with both your live and your camera audience. Our courses are interactive.
What they said
“Helped me to control, structure and deliver my message with more clarity and impact. I’m now a lot more aware how I they will see me and how I can make my message more clear.”
“ A very practical course with takeaway learnings I will benefit from every time I have to do a presentation by videolink or in front of live audiences.”
“I liked the highly interactive, ready to use practices very relevant to our unique presenting challenges at eBay.”
“The training gave me skills I can use in other areas, be they day-to-day meetings or bigger presentations”