These 2-hour workshops provide access to all 4 levels of learning in a timely manner: Awareness (by doing exercises with peer observation), Understanding (live instructor for content delivery with Q&A), and Skill (application exercises in groups). The 4th level of learning is called Classroom Mastery, which is accomplished through application activities, combined with personalized coaching and feedback. This is where our Master Classes get their name. The coaching in our Master Classes is provided by your peers in breakout groups.
- 2-Hour Virtual Workshop with Group Activities and Coaching
- Up to 30 attendees
- All digital curriculum included
- Flat Price of $3,000 US per workshop (equates to $100 per learner)
Master Class Groups:
Group 1: Simplify Your MESSAGE
Ideal for Subject Matter Experts who need to present more succinct messages
Group 2: INFLUENCE Without Authority
Ideal for project managers, team members, sales representatives
Group 3: Authentic PRESENCE and Delivery
Ideal for future high-potential leaders and people who present to senior leadership
iSpeak has optional coaching services, if more one-on-one coaching is desired. We recommend coaching services for special projects and cohort groups who want more opportunities to apply tools with personalized feedback.
Group 1: Simplify Your Message
In today’s world of big data, meta data, and technical information our presentations can become overwhelmed with too much complexity. As technical subject matter experts, your messages need to be clear, concise, and complete for your audience to get what they need from your message. Three master class workshops make up this group.
Ideal Attendees: Project Managers, Subject Matter Experts, Technical Experts, Future Leaders, Data-Focused Roles, Analysts
MC2201: Message Builder
Whether you are a leader or individual contributor, we all experience times when we need to inform or influence an audience. Whether you are updating the leaders on the project status or speaking to senior leaders to ask for a budget increase, wandering messages with no point will fail every time. But a well-structured message targeted at the audience’s needs will get you closer to your goal. Learn how with this powerful message framework.
Key Skills: Clear Messaging, Audience Engagement, Connecting, Message Structure
MC2202: Data-Telling: Create Clarity & Engagement with your Data
Learn how to engage your audience through data translation, practice using data description tools to create an impact, and facilitate a deeper level of understanding with your data. Audiences want to not only understand the logic of the data, they want to understand the weight, the gravity, and the importance of the data. Help them engage by implementing these 4 data engagement tools to leverage your creativity in sharing the data.
Key Skills: Data Translation, Creating a Stronger Message Impact, Creativity in Simplified Descriptions
MC2203: Presenting to Executives
Learn how to create clear, concise, and complete messages. Practice preparing your message with focus on 3 key elements of Answer, Journey, and Ask. Then, prepare and deliver your message using the iSpeak Executive Quick Message Model, designed to set the stage quickly and get to the heart of the executive discussion.
Key Skills: Message Structure, Audience Engagement, Concise Messaging, Authenticity, Presentation Skills
Group 2: Influence Without Authority
The challenge for many speakers today is attempting to influence an audience when the speaker has no real authority. These workshops are designed to provide messaging design tools to move your audience toward an action. If you are in sales, on a project team, or speaking to your superior, these techniques can help you achieve more.
Ideal Attendees: Project Managers, Subject Matter Experts, Future Leaders, Technical Experts, Data-Focused Roles, Analysts, Sales Professionals
MC2204: How to Build Trust Through Quality Conversations
Building trust and rapport with others is key to influence without authority. It can only be done through quality conversations. Many conversations never make it to the 3rd level of conversation where rapport thrives. Learn the three levels of conversations, how to achieve the 3rd level, then practice using the conversation tool.
Key Skills: Questioning, Listening, Influence, Authenticity, Teamwork, Mentoring
MC2205: Discovery Conversations: How to Gather Data Before You Attempt to Influence
People don’t make decisions without having a good reason. When you understand how to uncover their underlying motives, it becomes easier to see why they take the actions they do. When you know their decision criteria in advance, you can better construct your messages to be more influential with them.
Key Skills: Influence, Questioning, Listening
MC2206: Influential Storytelling to Promote Change
Whether you are a leader or individual contributor, we all experience times when we need to move a group toward action. Whether you are encouraging the project team toward a new course of action or speaking to senior leaders to ask for budget increase approval, inspiring a team can be done when you have the right tools.
Key Skills: Leadership, Inspiration, Vision, Authenticity, Influence
Group 3: Authentic Presence and Delivery
Developing leaders in your organization means developing their ability to communicate up, down and across the org chart. These workshops are designed to help learners present confidently, deliver with authenticity, and think on their feet while responding to challenging questions.
Ideal Attendees: Subject Matter Experts, High-Potential Leaders, People who present to Customers and Leaders
MC2207: Develop Your Leader Presence
Identify the 3 key areas of communication that affect leader presence and how to enhance them with your audience. Authentic leadership is defined in 3 key elements delivered to an audience using 3 channels of communication. Practice your authentic leader presence style by presenting to a group and getting feedback.
Key Skills: Presence, Confidence, Vision, Authenticity, Approachability
MC2208: Making PowerPoint Work: 12 Tips for Design and Delivery
Build your slides using PowerPoint tips and tricks to be more efficient. See an immediate return on your 2-hour investment in class when you learn time-saving tips, short cuts, and new ways to visually communicate your message.
Key Skills: Visual Focus, Simplicity, PowerPoint Efficiencies
MC2209: Thinking on your Feet in Everyday Communication
Do you get asked questions in meetings, and you have little time to think about your response? Thinking on your feet can be made easier if you have templates for constructing typical responses. Learn and practice a method for projecting confidence and quickly constructing messages in the moment.
Key Skills: Listening, Spontaneity, Creativity, Confidence in Presenting, Message Structure
MC2210: How to Handle Aggressive Questions: Responding When Emotions are High
Not all presentations have a friendly audience. Have you been in the middle of delivering a message only to be interrupted by someone with a different opinion? Has that opinion ever come across extremely strong or even aggressive? In this workshop, learn a proven method for dealing with hostile questions to prevent emotions from getting out of control. Then, practice this tool in a small group setting and get peer feedback.
Key Skills: Spontaneity, Confidence, Overcoming Obstacles