Public Speaking for Labor Leaders (LB662)

This workshop is designed to prepare union leaders and staff to speak with ease and confidence in any setting, whether during a meeting or delivering prepared speeches. This class will provide friendly support and concrete public speaking suggestions for every participant, from the inexperienced or shy to the accomplished speaker.

Key Topics:

  • Learning to Look, Learning to Listen:Analyzing other speakers
  • Analyze and understand your audience for maximum effectiveness
  • Tools to organize your thoughts and make your speech more effective/powerful
  • Butterflies, jelly legs, and um, uh…. Specific techniques to calm those nerves
  • Practicing: Watch yourself on video; get constructive and supportive feedback
  • Dealing with a question-and-answer session, including hostile questions
  • Public speaking, leadership development, and union democracy

Approach and Features

This live in-person workshop utilizes role plays, group discussions and a live presentation. Participants are given a variety of communication tools to improve their verbal and nonverbal communication styles. These presentations/demonstrations are recorded to capture their communications style and strategies for further improvement.  

Benefits to You and Your Organization

Participants benefit from observing numerous communication styles and receive feedback from others on how to improve their effectiveness. Participants can build their confidence and skill level in a safe environment and gain feedback on their approach.

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