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All You Need To Know To Be An Outstanding Teleconference Leader

Executives are busier than ever and travel costs are soaring. The solution: the teleconference. This, as many things, is easier said than done. For the chairperson, teleconferencing is difficult, requires new skills, and needs different preparation techniques. How do you keep the audience's attention? How do you make sure your audience isn't typing emails or talking to their staff? With no visual connection, how do you get your message across? The answers to these questions and more are covered in Dorothy Leeds' program, based on her proven PowerSpeak System

Learn to:
* Present interactively to an audience who can't see you
* Avoid the pitfalls of teleconferencing and overcome the difficulties
* Use questions to maintain control and generate involvement
* Make the audience stop, listen, and forget about their distractions
* Prepare like a pro

Your customized program will contain the following ...

  1. Your Role as a ...
    1. Speaker, Moderator/Facilitator, Expert
  2. The Important Differences Between Face-to-Face Presentations and Teleconferencing
    1. No eye contact and no visual connection
    2. Distractions for listeners
    3. The importance of the chairman's voice
    4. The need for facilitation skills
    5. Preparation is critical
    6. Equipment/headphones
  3. The trouble spots
    1. Introductions and opening
    2. Closing
    3. Questions - asking and answering
    4. Visuals/materials
  4. The Speaking Faults
    1. Lack of a clear purpose
    2. Lack of organization, leadership and transitions
    3. Too much information
    4. Lack of support for information
    5. Not enough right-brain breaks
    6. Monotonous voice
    7. Not meeting the needs of the audience - speaking from your perspective, not theirs
  5. The Solutions
    1. Prepare, prepare, prepare
    2. Be interactive - seek involvement
    3. Ask questions
    4. Don't be predictable
    5. Don't go off on tangents
    6. Be vocally varied and enthusiastic
    7. Don't get off on esoteric points with one participant for more than two minutes
    8. Keep the entire audience with you throughout the program

**Find out more about Dorothy's All You Need To Know To Be An Outstanding Teleconference Leader workshops.

**Need individual presentation or teleconferencing skills help for yourself or a colleague? Dorothy can help!

**Books or CDs reinforce what is learned in the workshop, or work well by themselves.

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