Aftersun sessions 2022 : How to improvise and speak well on the spot

In September 2022, learn key skills to improve your speaking confidence and personal brand, your ability to answer questions well and to speak on-the-spot without preparation. Places are limited to 12pp. Contact me by email to subscribe or in the case of questions.

Flyer – Aftersun Sessions 2022 – Improvise and speak well on the spot

Here’s how the training will work :

In session one, we will start with two demonstration. First, any participant will ask a random question to the trainer, who will have to speak on the spot. In the second demonstration, a random participant will give the trainer a random topic to speak on. Participants will observe the behaviours being used.

There are a few simple and key techniques to use in both situations. During the demonstration debrief, we will be sure these are understood by everyone. One or two participants will exercise immediately practice by way of another demonstration to everyone else; the trainer will give feedback and correct in order to ensure understanding for everyone.

Splitting into sub-groups and breakout rooms, participants for first practice, feedback and discussion.

A Q+A session with the trainer follows that moment. More examples and tips may be share at this point before the final learning point and setting of homework.

Between session 1 and session 2, participants will be expected to practice improvising. They will be provided topics and questions to use by the trainer.

Session 2 is dedicated to practice, refinement and additional tips. In principle, the working method is “participant” driven, meaning :

Sub-groups are given a specific exercise to try, for example : Answering questions on the spot when they “snowball” and the importance of keeping clear structure for all involved …. or ….. dealing with “aggressive questions”

Following the exercise, positive and negative feedback on any delivery aspect is given by participants. Where necessary, the trainer will give new techniques to use. For example, we may discuss how to use voice well, or how to effectively move between parts of a speech, or speaking better with a camera online.

Participants will go back into groups for the next set exercise ….

As this process continues, we thus build a list of specific good practices or tactics to use when speaking on the spot, in addition to the main learning points from day 1.

Following each session, participants will receive training materials in the form of PPT, chat and other resources (video, blog, book references).

Practical information :

Training will take place via Zoom, the room opening 15 minutes before start time.

There will be a convenience pause during each session.

Price for the full is 190 euros + VAT. An invoice can be provided.

Published by Dan Steer

For the last 17 years, I have been helping businesses and individuals to achieve their goals through delivery of tailor-made learning and development initiatives. Most of the time, I deliver training, coach individuals, facilitate brainstorming sessions, round-table meetings and workshops. As a consultant, I help my clients to promote and profit from the infinite learning opportunities within and without their own organisation, drawing on my L+D management experience, strategic approach and creativity, As a speaker, I inspire through story, humour and pertinent little bits of theory. I believe that the world would be a better place if people were happily working on their mission with competence and alignment to personal values. As a freelance worker since 2008, I have helped more than 11000 individuals to improve their presentation, communication, commercial, leadership and negotiation skills. I confront people with their own behaviour and convictions, facilitating and giving pertinent feedback and clear ideas on where to continue good work and improve. I seek to satisfy my clients with creative and to-the-point solutions… …and I make music, but no-one pays me much for it yet :-) First single here:

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