At Interact Studio, we’ve watched people from every walk of life light up when they receive real-time feedback and coaching. They take notes with enthusiasm. They double check for our meaning. With so much to gain, why is it that a reported 37% of America’s business leaders report that they are uncomfortable having to give direct feedback? Even at the leadership level, the fear of hurting people’s feelings and facing drama and retribution can hold us back from building team trust. Today, shake it up. Ask others for feedback on how you could improve your communication with them. Thank them for it. See what happens.
As a TEDx speaker, Lou’s topic is “The Surprising Solution to the Impostor Syndrome.” In addition to the conventional tools, Lou believes that your own “Radical Hero” can help call out the self-limiting beliefs that isolate people with self-doubt or the Imposter Syndrome.
Quentin Williams is an attorney, former FBI Agent and consultant to the NFL and NBA. Most recently he helped launch the CTQ Group, with turnaround services for failing schools. Quentin is also an international speaker and a graduate of programs at Interact Studio. We asked him to tell us about his experience.
Interact's #OurStory: Michael Rogers
The course covers how to move from a data dump to authentic dialogue, use story elements to engage, and navigate the conference call environment. Participants will learn how to deliver focused, persuasive presentations.
One of the areas where communication breaks down most often is Q&A. You'll see someone wrap up their comments, presentation or meeting by saying, "Any Questions?" and before people even have an opportunity to think about what they'd like to ask, close out with, "Well that's it, see you next week." So, what's the best advice here?
Storylines will submerge you in the power of personal stories and the practical application of story-bites in business. The course experience includes high touch facilitation, several video-taped story-presentations followed by intense coaching from the faculty and group; private video playback during course, and a guarantee that you will stretch.
We've known this for a long time: Moods are contagious. If you spend too much time with negative people, you could hurt your outlook. On the other hand, if you spend time with positive people, you'll reap the benefit of that good energy. But is there a quick and scientific way to assess people's personality? You bet!
Your Authentic Speaking Style™ is the acclaimed, on-camera learning experience at Interact Studio that puts people on the path to being the great communicators they were meant to be. We don’t teach the out-dated rules of public speaking. Participants give standing presentations in order to mature their ideas and their stories, and to learn how to make a connection with the hearts and minds of people.