Blog posts tagged in Aviation Leadership

Introduction by Sofema Online 

Without a doubt, Body Language impacts executive presence. We need to recognise this and to embrace every opportunity to show that we are relaxed, comfortable and confident.

Different People - Different Culture

Whilst our body language is different we can promote the focus on specific elements

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Introduction by Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com

Without doubt we face multiple distractions in the workplace and during meetings. Mobile Phones, Laptops. Emails & Text Messages to name but a few.

Without meeting discipline and etiquette people will slip into “bad practices”.

By addressing in a good way, the common distractions, our meetings will become more productive, and even take less time.

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Introduction by Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com

Meetings need to be efficient – put simply it is an essential part of a strong business process to drive unnecessary waste and therefore to reduce associated cost.

The first five minutes of any meeting are crucial, and that to encourage participation during the meeting, you must set the tone in the correct way. Provide for a strong engagement by drawing people into the meeting subject from the very beginning.

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Presentation by Sofema Online how to make your meetings more effective - Considering Meeting Preparation.

A meeting is only effective if we can deliver actionable outcomes. Every meeting should have an agenda that should focus attention on the key elements of the meeting.

Considering the Purpose of The Meeting

Understanding the purpose of a meeting might seem like a given, however, for many people attending meetings, there is a realization that they neither contributed to the value of the meeting or received value from their attendance.

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Presentation by Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com how to make your meetings more effective.

When delivered in a professional and effective way a business meeting can be a constructive forum that serves to brief & engage, where new ideas can be tabled and where proposals can be discussed and considered in depth.

To achieve the maximum effectiveness meetings must be correctly organized and conducted, minutes taken & distributed and followed-up following the basic rules of ensuring effective meetings are within the capability of all of us.

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Presented by SofemaOnline (www.sofemaonline.com

Please use the following information to prepare for your presentation. Carefully read through the comments and choose the ones which are relevant to your expectations.

The goal is to make your presentation not only stand out and impress, but to flow and  enable you to fully engage with the audience.

1. Related to the Preparation of Your Presentation

Are you knowledgeable about the topic covered in your presentation?

Have you completed and checked your material preparation?

Are the visual aids easy to read and easy to understand, are you familiar with the integration of visual aids into presentation?

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SofemaOnline (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the challenges of Public Speaking and how we can benefit from a knowledge of non verbal techniques

Realities of Non Verbal Communication

Lets Consider a few of the realities we face related to Non Verbal Communication Techniques.

Our words only count for small percentage of the actual success of our message, in fact the major part of our message is transmitted by our Body Language, Facial Expression as well as the tone of our voice.

Our audience is generally looking for a positive experience – they are not expecting to be subjected to negative feelings and emotions.

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SofemaOnline (www.sofemaonline.com) looks at effective use of PowerPoint to support Presentations

PowerPoint slides are an excellent tool and aid to learning particularly if used effectively and can emphasise a point as well as provide humour and at the same time become an anchor for a message.

Consider some PowerPoint (PPT) challenges which we face as trainers:

a) It is possible to “hide” behind a PPT presentation

b) It can overload with information

c) The content may not be strong

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SofemaOnline (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the role of icebreakers in Public Speaking

What is an Ice Breaker?

Ice breakers serve a multiple purpose by helping to relax the participants as well as building an open relationship and fostering a team relationship.

Ice breakers which appear spontaneous travel better and can be more effective than those which appear to mechanical in delivery. Always be non-judgmental with your communication to the delegates.

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An Aviation Leadership and Management Skills Development Blog

Introduction

Let’s consider why are we making the presentation or speech, as well as to consider the reason the audience is in front of us?

Our first goal should be to get the message across to our audience that our objectives are in alignment - means that “their goals” are “our goals”. If we achieve this we should find the audience receptive.

Win over your audience by sharing that you respect their time and you do not intend waste it. That you are prepared and looking forward to sharing the information within your presentation.

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We usually overestimate our ability to communicate and this can even be magnified when the communication is with people who we know well. Often because we believe we have a deeper level of understanding than is actually the case.

We should try to speak to people as individuals even when they are in groups. Do not allow yourself to be distracted and focus on delivering your message in a genuine way with both enthusiasm and energy.

Knowing the Subject Matter is Essential

You really do need to know the subject, this is a fundamental part of establishing rapport and respect with you audience (both of which are essential for effective communication).

Pay particular attention to your audience and strive to build the connection, adjust your message so that it resonates with the audience, focus on getting your message across without overdoing, seek questions as a way of ensuring the message is received.

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