Improve Your Face-to-Face Communication Skills

Get better at one-on-one meetings, group meetings, and small group presentations.

This is just the first class that will be provided with a subscription. In the coming months you also gain access to courses on:

  • Personal Productivity
  • Leadership
  • Career Management
  • Management basics, including feedback, performance management, and delegation

About the Face-to-Face Communication Course

In this course we are going to cover a broad spectrum of topics related to verbal communication.

  1. I’ll cover some of the basics related to body language, eye contact, and focus. These tips are appropriate for just about any kind of human interaction, even with friends and family members.
  2. I’ll share advice about one-on-one meetings. This might be a meeting with a direct report, with a peer, or with your boss.
  3. I’ll walk you through a range of tips to make group meetings more effective and efficient. I’m actually a big fan of group meetings when they are done the right way. I also think drama and conflict are important for meetings like this, and you might have some fun inciting conflict.
  4. I’ll give you a step-by-step plan to make your small group presentations significantly more effective. As you advance in your career, you will be asked more and more often to give formal and informal presentations, often with a goal of persuading the audience. Guess what: intellectual, fact-based arguments don’t always work as well you might think. You need to find a way to create an emotional connection, and introduce some tension with your audience. I’ll walk you through exactly how to do this.

Your Instructor

Chris Brooks
Chris Brooks

Chris has spent the last 25 years working in a wide variety of software development organizations. He has:

  • Developed simulators to research new cockpit designs for the US Air Force
  • Built software for semiconductor and electronics manufacturing
  • Led teams in the development of an online banking platform that served seven of the ten largest banks in the US
  • Led an organization responsible for delivering health and wellness solutions to over 30 million users at many of the largest employers and health plans in the US

Chris started his career as a software developer, became a development manager and director, then moved into senior executive positions. He knows first hand that the skills needed to become a great engineer often aren’t the ones that will make you a great leader and manager.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the school?
You will have access to the course (and any others that become available through this bundle) for as long as you remain a member. If you buy the payment option, you'll have access month to month while you make payments, then permanently after you've made all 12 payments, If you choose to pay for the entire school up front, you'll have lifetime access from day 1.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
What else do I get with my enrollment?
In addition to access to this course and future ones that I will release, you get these important bonuses: 1) Access to private chat channel (Slack) where you can interact with other class members and me. 2) Monthly group coaching calls where you can ask me questions and get insight from other school mates. 3) Downloadable worksheets, checklists, and other resources to help you implement and stick to your improvement plan.

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