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Powerful Communication Owns the Room

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  •   03 Brain Works: Rewire, Refind, Reconnect

    24:09
  •   04 Mirror Neurons

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About The Class

Get ready to find your authentic voice and communicate your greatest potential. Join CreativeLive instructor Bill Hoogterp for a three-day workshop that will transform you into a powerful, dynamic public speaker.

After decades of working as a public speaking coach, Bill has developed a clear, step-by-step system that will help you own the room each time you speak. You’ll learn about reading your audience and keeping them engaged. Bill will cover the importance of being memorable, the role of humor and audience involvement, and the keys to developing a strong opening and conclusion. You’ll practice applying your new skills in a wide variety of situations and build troubleshooting strategies to ensure that every speech will be a success.

The skills you learn in this course can be applied to elevator sales pitches, business presentations, motivational speeches and beyond. You’ll be prepared to speak clearly, confidently, and to a captivated audience in any situation.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Students' 30 Second Speeches

    09:22
  2. 02

    Communication Exercises

    18:13
  3. 03

    Brain Works: Rewire, Refind, Reconnect

    24:09
  4. 04

    Mirror Neurons

    35:15
  5. 05

    Be Memorable: Paint Pictures, Evoke Emotions

    42:40
  6. 06

    Using Strong Language

    27:05
  7. 07

    Voice Modulation

    52:32
  8. 08

    Body Language

    26:15
  9. 09

    Power of Stories

    29:41
  10. 10

    Dial Testing Student Stories

    38:56
  11. 11

    Involve the Audience

    45:04
  12. 12

    Body Poll Exercises

    31:29
  13. 13

    Handling Distracted Audiences

    25:25
  14. 14

    Using Names

    17:27
  15. 15

    Team Presentations

    23:11
  16. 16

    Active Listening

    42:21
  17. 17

    Reading the Audience

    14:05
  18. 18

    Think, Edit, Speak

    30:00
  19. 19

    Imagine Your Opening

    39:11
  20. 20

    Dial Test/Rating on Student Stories

    38:40
  21. 21

    Students Present What They Have Learned

    11:15
  22. 22

    Close with Action

    44:10
  23. 23

    Putting the Pieces Together

    22:13
  24. 24

    Map Out Better Meetings

    17:20
  25. 25

    Power of Recognition

    37:33
  26. 26

    Q & A

    10:28
  27. 27

    Elevator Pitch

    28:47
  28. 28

    Dial Testing on Student Pitches

    52:51
  29. 29

    Motivational Speaking

    24:37
  30. 30

    The 2 Minute Talk

    33:03
  31. 31

    Improve Yourself Now

    13:33

Meet Your Expert

Bill Hoogterp

Bill Hoogterp is the founder of Own the Room, Blue Planet Training. His expertise and the focus of Own the Room is to train top executives in leadership and public speaking. His methodology and technology help executives to become better ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    July 2014

    This is the best online training program I've ever purchased! At such a low price, you get a 3 day training from a master teacher in his field. I find Bill's sessions to be lively, engaging, and lots of fun. I've learned enough from just Day 1 to lessen some of my fear of public speaking and agreed to a new speaking engagement. I highly recommend this program, and will look into Creativelive trainings in the future. Thank you so much!

  • caseybradford

    September 2016

    Wow. This was a brilliant dissection of the art and science and communication. Highly recommended!

  • Ana Alexandre

    September 2016

    WOW so insightful! I am a trainer and I really felt inspired by the simple distinctions, the practical exercices and the awesome results that Bill gets from his audience. In a scale from 0 to 10 I give it a 9 (just keeping my 10)

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