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I'm delighted to announce that the next Word Power English Presentation Skills Workshop is on! Join us on Saturday June 6 for the next 4 hour workshop at Oxford House Language Academy. I hope to see you there. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for details www.oxfordhousebcn.com
Word Power is proud to be working with ONEBOX, a rapidly growing young company based in the centre of Barcelona. ONEBOX designs and manages cutting edge technology for the ticketing industry. It's brilliant to be working with a company that takes its English so seriously. Check them out on www.oneboxtm.com
Following their success at the World Mobile Conference earlier this spring it has been a pleasure to work with Eyetok this month. Eyetok's live streaming mobile app is amazing, allowing your smart phone to become a real time walking web cam. It's been fantastic to be involved with launch of such a revolutionary product. check it out at www.eyetok.com
Big thanks to all the staff, students and graduates of TEFL Toulouse. I really enjoyed our training day together. I hope to see you again in July for part Two!
Thanks everyone for a fantastic course on Saturday. I really enjoyed it. A couple of evaluation comments I'd like to share:
"I feel empowered after this workshop and I really believe it will increase my confidence when facing the public. Also it helped me understand the exact structure of a successful presentation." Brenda L
"Excellent course, well worth doing. Inspiring and practical. The four hours flew by!"
We have our next 4 hour English Presentations Skills course on March 7th at Oxford House Language Academy, C/ Diputacion 279. Contact through the website to reserve a place. Looking forward to seeing you.
It was brilliant to be working at Oak House British School Foundation this week and I'm looking forward to coming back on March 6th. See you soon.
Our next 4 hour course will take place on Saturday February 21 at Oxford House Language Academy, Carrer de la Diputació, 279, 08007 Barcelona, Spain . Please contact us in all the usual ways for details. (www.oxfordhousebcn.com)
Also We are very excited to have met with Jon Davies of TEFL Toulouse and are planning a course with him in the very near future. (www.tefltoulouse.com)
Director Shaun Harrison considers five of the world’s best modern presenters
Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)
Where do you start with Steve Jobs? The late CEO of Apple Inc. spoke honestly, with his own voice and took corporate storytelling to new heights. I loved his natural enthusiasm and how it inspired and delighted his audiences. His reinvention of the slide, dropping text for images and banishing the bullet point, was ground breaking and the playfulness he brought to such important product demonstrations was daring and unforgettable. A master presenter.
Bryan Stevenson, founder of The Equal Justice Initiative, is able to captivate audiences with words alone. No slides, no notes, no hiding places, just words at their finest. Stevenson is a master story teller, bringing the audience into his world with person anecdotes and perfectly timed humour. The structure of his material is impressively tight and his conclusions and calls to action emotive and inspiring. Deceptively simple and always a joy to watch.
A master of clear, inspirational English. I love that Obama avoids jargon and continually tells his audiences why they should care. He uses oratorical devices to perfection, particularly the rule of three and anaphora, the use of repetition. For me Obama’s use of pauses and silence is often as powerful as his words and his use of gesture effectively drives home his message time after time. A call to action from Obama is hard to resist. Persuasive language at its best.
Anita Roddick (1942 – 2007)
Clarity, authenticity and the ability to motivate change. Three key ingredients for a super effective presenter. Back in 1999 her presentation Trading with Principles put ethical trading on the agenda and changed the way a generation consumed. I particularly liked her personal, intimate delivery style even when she was discussing the weightiest of issues. Anita Roddick spoke from the heart and millions listened.
An expert on education and creativity able to share his world with ease and humour. Ken Robinson’s relaxed, anecdotal delivery style has made him a firm TED favourite. His great use of rhetorical questions, fabulous comic timing and daring subject matter entertains, informs and inspires change. “Everyone should watch” Ken Robinson says ted.com. Great advice to all professional speakers.