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Dale Carnege Public Speaking Class

  • 01/27/2017
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Flint Institute of Arts 1120 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503


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Limited to 20 JLF members. Open to Active and New Members only. (If you have not joined yet or have not paid dues, please email office@JLFlint.com.)

Below is a broad overview on the topic of public speaking and communicating with different personality styles, respectively. 

 SUMMARY Effective presentation begins with establishing the objectives of your message and narrowing down to the key points you want to leave with our listeners. You will also want to open with impact to create a positive first impression and close with power to leave a lasting final image. Good facilitators use a variety of evidence to support their key points and link the message together to communicate with logic and precision.

CONTEXT In his book, The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking, Dale Carnegie says that people evaluate you in four ways: what you say, how you say it, what you do, and how you do it. Presenting with impact means you use every resource available to communicate with credibility and confidence. This includes the wide spectrum of visual support tools available. It also includes you. The most important part of any communication is how you present yourselves. You are the message.

SUMMARY This module will help you understand the four dominant personality styles:  driver, expresser, amiable, and analytical. Knowing your style is the most important element to help reach across barriers and connect with others. You need to identify your own strengths and weaknesses in order to take control of your actions and feelings. Then you can focus on understanding others and using effective approaches to build collaboration.

CONTEXT Behavioral psychologists have researched the theory that people's behavior can be roughly classified in four groups, represented as quadrants. Each quadrant represents the behavioral styles of people in that group. No one is purely any style, and no style is better or worse than another. Each tendency has strengths and weaknesses. By recognizing your dominant style and developing the ability to identify traits in others, you can change our behaviors to interact with a wide variety of personalities and tendencies.

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