Audience A.D.D. & the New Rules of Public Speaking - In an era of collapsing attention spans, we know instinctively that the old rules of presenting no longer apply. Bronwyn offers a new set of guidelines and skills that will help attendees tap into the audience “interest span,” and move people off of their smart phones and onto the edge of their seats. Using a blend of engaged teaching, video examples, and group discussion, this session offers a fresh take on how best to develop and deliver content that is arresting, repeatable, and compelling. This is Audience Empathy : ensuring that content honors the needs of the audience, and the way adults learn, process, and remember new information.
Active Listening & The Power of Real-Time Curiosity
“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t said,” - Peter Drucker
A study conducted by George Washington University showed that listening can influence up to 40% of a leader’s job performance. Inc Mag-2016 Yet most of us are woefully unskilled at the simple act of listening. Bronwyn helps participants develop a set of skills that completely transform our presence in a meeting, presentation or interview. They learn the skills required to manage the dissent, push back (or even hostility) that can sometimes plague us as we share new ideas. Participants learn how to hear the message behind the message, and with that knowledge comes tremendous power.
Voice & Leadership
There is always one thing that separates the good from the truly great presenters on stage or on camera: The great ones are those who allow themselves to be completely authentic, who tell the audience something that is impossible to ignore, something that was simultaneously fresh and familiar. They make it look easy, these great ones… but for many of us, nothing could be more mysterious or difficult than achieving that seemingly magical state when someone is able to be both captivating and themselves when the stakes are so high.
That magical state is available to all of us, if we have the right tools. In this keynote, Bronwyn teaches the skills you need to be absolutely yourself, even when the stakes are high.
Next-Level Living: Own Your Goals, Manage Your Fears
This workshop helps participants to make concrete plans to take their work lives to the next level. Too often we set goals or dream big without coming face to face with our own “inner saboteur.” This workshop encourages each person to play big while diving deep into the aspects of our personalities that hold us back. Each participant will walk away with greater insight into their own behaviors and a new skillset for coping with the ways we limit ourselves.