VIP Speakers

Workshop Series

Imagine for a moment that you are an expert in the art of public speaking. And that you have a tight network of like-minded friends from different organizations that help you to grow for years to come. 

That is the mission behind The Ewing School’s VIP Speakers Club Series. 

This is an all-new interactive nine-week online series. Each cohort is limited to no more than ten select spokespeople.

 

Participants will master the fundamental principles of effective speaking, storytelling, and listening.

Speech is Power.

Speech is

to persuade, 

to convert,

to compel.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will work together to build your skills and your brand. You will learn to receive as well as deliver honest, detailed feedback. You will be pushed to stretch and test your limits. Homework will be demanding. And when the series ends, you will be able to showcase, with video proof, demonstrable evidence of your substantive growth as a professional communicator.

Details

Location

Online

Meeting times

Tuesdays, January 14 - March 10

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Cost

$1,000

Materials (Included)

Made to Stick by Dan and Chip Heath

The Quick & Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie

Indistractable by Nir Eyal

Pre-course Assignment
Record yourself giving a three-minute presentation on any topic.
 

Schedule

January 14

Group Online Workshop - Know Your Audience

Our first session will begin by meeting the team, reviewing the series, and overviewing the core principles. The focus of our discussion will be our audience. Who are they? What are they interested in? And how can we best connect with them to build meaningful and lasting relationships? Time will be reserved at the end for open Q&A.

 

Individual Assignment:

  • Record three-minute presentation (round 2)

  • Draft audience profile

January 21

Team Meeting - Small Groups

For this session, you will divide into two smaller groups. Each group will have a team leader and will meet on its own. During this session, you will review your audience profiles, give each other feedback, and discuss anything else your group desires.

Individual Assignment:

  • Incorporate feedback on audience profile

  • Read select book chapters

January 28

Group Online Workshop - Master Your Messaging (Part 1)

What do you want to say? When it comes to public speaking, it is essential that we clarify our content in advance. This interactive session will do a deep dive into the principles of effective messaging. You will begin building your proverbs and stories. Time will be reserved at the end for open Q&A.

Individual Assignment:

  • Record three-minute presentation (round 3)

  • Begin stories document

February 4

Team Meeting - Small Groups

For this session, we will divide into two new groups. You will review each other’s stories docs, give feedback, and discuss anything else your group desires.

Individual Assignment:

  • Incorporate feedback on messaging

  • Read select book chapters

February 11

Group Online Workshop - Crush Your Delivery

Public speaking is not just about what you say. Equally important is how you say it. This interactive session will do a deep dive into the principles of verbal and non-verbal delivery. We will identify the ONE thing we each need to focus on to improve our speaking. Time will be reserved at the end for open Q&A.

Individual Assignment:

  • Record three-minute presentation (round 4)

  • Practice your ONE Thing

February 18

Team Meeting - Small Groups

For this session, you will divide into two new small groups. You will give feedback on each other’s presentations, stories, and discuss anything else your group desires.

Individual Assignment:

  • Crush your ONE Thing

  • Read select book chapters

February 25

Group Online Workshop - Master Your Messaging (Part 2)

We continue our deep dive into the principles of effective messaging. We share our proverbs, stories, and lessons learned. We discuss everything we need to do to be prepared for our final presentations. Time will be reserved at the end for open Q&A.

 

Individual Assignment:

  • Record three-minute presentation (round 5)

  • Update your stories document

March 3

Team Meeting - Full Group

Meet as a full group together. Give each other feedback on final presentations. Discuss anything else your group desires.

Individual Assignment:

  • Prepare for final presentation

  • Read select book chapters

March 10

Group Online Workshop - Final Presentations

Show everything you have learned! In your final session, you will deliver your enhanced presentation, complete with uniquely crafted proverbs and stories. Celebrate your accomplishments with your fellow VIP Speakers. Time will be reserved at the end for open Q&A.

Individual Assignment:

  • Connect with at least two team members in the next two weeks

  • Consider continuing your growth with an Advanced Workshop Series

 

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Contact

Bob Ewing

bob@theewingschool.com

202.494.2567

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