Carl is a top notch executive and personal coach, focussing on strengthening the core competency of communication while fostering leadership excellence. Whether it’s one on one, or in a group, Carl coaches with passion, pulling from his several years of experience as a broadcaster and public speaker. Carl knows that every person, whether at the beginning of a career or top CEO needs an individual who can help mould and shape. For you, or for your team, the clear path to success starts with Carl Richards, your executive and personal coach in Onario.
"After spending four years in Queen's Commerce, I thought my speaking and presentation skills were excellent; that is, until you showed me how a professional speaker does it. Your coaching style was effective; your tips on word choices, rhetorical devices and body gestures have made big improvements in the quality of my speech composition and delivery. Thank you!"
Steven Long, Consultant
Is this on? Can you hear me? Check One Check. (tap, tap tap!) Sound familiar? Quite often as speakers, we’re called on to use a mike so we can be heard in a larger room. Do you know how to use a microphone with ease? Do you know the difference between a lavaliere and a head set? Tie Clip and a hand held? Do you speak into that microphone with confidence, or do you run from them, for fear they’ll inappropriately squeal at you? This workshop will explore the different styles of microphones used by speakers, how to use them effectively with proper voice projection, and how to troubleshoot on the spot when your mike doesn’t seem to be working. This workshop will also give participants basic knowledge of mike/mixer/speaker set up and sound check instruction.
This workshop will be given by Carl Richards. Carl is no stranger to the microphone. He’s worked as a radio broadcaster, mobile disc jockey, and now is a professional Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Speech Coach.
This workshop is for those who are experiencing great change in the workforce, or in their personal lives. It’s designed to help individuals roll with change and innovatively adapt to a new way of working, and a new way of life. This session will discuss how the business and workforce is changing, and what future generations could potentially expect.
Life is about balance. When change occurs, sometimes our lives, what we know, who we are, becomes lost. This session will give insight on how to create a plan of action in the event of job loss and corporate restructuring. It will delve into how various levels of fear impede personal and professional growth in times of change.
In addition, this workshop will explore in great detail how to be a victor over circumstances, instead of a victim of circumstances. The session will provide useful tools on positive thought and dialogue, modern ways of dealing with stressful situations, and insightful methods for maintaining relevance while becoming a better worker, professional, and community ambassador.
NOTE: This workshop can be adapted as a Keynote Address.
Ever had an interview that didn't go as planned? Didn't get the job, or didn't reach the intended audience? A mismanaged interview can lead to the wrong hiring choices, or send the wrong message to your clients and colleagues. This workshop will guide you through a number of interview situations, show you how to make the right connection and ultimately achieve a desired outcome.
This workshop will:
Give you a clear and working definition of the term INTERVIEW
Walk you through different interview styles
Help you prepare for your next interview
Time: 45 minutes (can be extended to a 2 hour seminar)
COMMUNICATING AND LEADING IN YOUR BUSINESS
About the seminar:
This workshop is for those who want to catapult their business to the front of the line, and keep it top of mind. For seasoned professionals, it offers strategies on tweaking and effectively sharing your brand through oral communication. For new business people, it showcases different business communication techniques, and provides instruction to add punch to your message.
In business having confidence and belief in your brand and in your message is crucial. So is having a clear picture of how your business is perceived by your clients, and the public. This session will give insight on how to create a vision and mission, and what values and rewards clients want most. It will delve into how public perception plays a role in business growth.
In addition, this workshop will explore in great detail concepts of leadership. It will analyze and define leadership qualities of the highest standard, and focus on the leader models of today. It will also provide some insight on the leadership traits of tomorrow. Through this section, the moderator will focus on such things as being a person of your word, keeping the commitment, leading from the front with a positive attitude and outlook. Participants will also be given some basic tools for sharpening their core message while highlighting some basic skills for preeminent delivery, a key to being an effective leader.