Quick on Your Feet – Spontaneous Speaking Practice
Course type: Workshop
Target Group: Research and Higher Education Managers
This workshop addresses academic and non-academic staff in coordinating or leading positions, who wish to gain the necessary skills to speak impromptu in various formal and informal contexts of their professional routines, such as presenting at conferences, chairing discussions at workshops, contributions to discussions at (team) meetings, or small talk at social events.
The workshop offers techniques on how to structure and stay focused when speaking spontaneously. Participants learn improvisation techniques and practice speaking impromptu. They also develop strategies for engaging listeners and tailoring information to the audience.
Exercises are used throughout the workshop to ensure that participants can immediately put skills into practice. Methods used include voice and body techniques, partner work/role-play, language practice and analysis, improvisation, trainer and group feedback.
Registration deadline: May 4th, 2018
Ric Oquita, M. A., New York/Berlin
Communications trainer, classically trained actor and dancer; writer; Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Theatre, University of Southern California and Cornell University. Over 30 years experience as teacher and teaching artist working with students and groups of all ages. Over 15 years experience as an arts educator and programme developer for community, health, social service and arts organizations. As communications trainer and consultant specialized in Business English and Presentation Training. Currently Presentation Coach with “impulsplus” (Cologne) for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.