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How to look and sound your best when making a formal presentation to large groups. How to use a Teleprompter and other key skills are covered in this module. In ranking what humans fear most, "public speaking" ranks #2 behind #1- The fear of falling. How to overcome these fears and become a respected public speaker.
Whether it is for an audience of one to >17,000, fine-tune your keynote speech, speech to win a contract, or running for political office, we will help you with sales pitches, panel discussions, or creating and delivering effective PowerPoint presentations.
Successfully moderating a panel of senior executives, fairly managing the available time, stimulating discussion between panel members, and generating relevant questions from the audience, is an acquired skill. We will share the secrets for success and how you too can be a winner.
How do you get your product/system or service on TV, and effectively conduct a live product demonstration? We will advise you what to do, and how to effectively execute. How to get the attention of the media, and create a compelling need to maximize public media exposure. How do you handle live TV and radio interviews? How would you deal with a crisis at your company or agency? Let us help you better prepare.
You will learn to be a more confident and influential speaker with the proper instruction and practice. Private and group coaching sessions are digitally recorded and critiqued to quickly improve delivery. Whether for a job interview or a formal interview board- we will help you win!
Respective if you are hosting a meeting, entertaining customers, working domestically or internationally, we often see gaps in protocol and etiquette which can get in the way of doing business. Whether in a world dealing with Royalty, Ministers, Politicians, the Military, or different religions, we prepare you so you won't embarrass yourself, and you can earn trust, respect and friendship.
Argonaut International Consulting, Inc. is pleased to offer a portfolio of on-site and webinar-based training programs in effective public speaking and technical presentations.
Dr. Bill Sowell serves as a our Course Director for all Public Speaking training courses offered. He has been a professional public speaker for more than 25 years, and is a graduate of the Buckley School of Communication in Camden, South Carolina, where he was mentored by Reid Buckley, Karen Kalutz and Richard Valeriani. Sowell is a member of the National Forensic League, and he participated in debate in both High School and College, and was mentored by public speaking expert, Alvin C. Borne. Dr. Sowell later served as an Adjunct Professor at Los Angeles City College, where he taught undergraduate courses in "Effective Public Speaking" during the late 1980's.
Dr. Bill has taught basic and advanced sales and public speaking skills to work colleagues at Econolite, Peek Traffic, Image Sensing Systems, and other firms which produced significant sales increases and enhanced skills of sales and technical support personnel.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Sowell has made more than 7,000 technical sales presentations worldwide, and addressed more than 200 large professional association audiences, ranging in size from 250 to more than 17,000, (2007-ITS World Congress in Beijing, China, where he spoke immediately following the Chairman of Toyota Motor Company, Mr. Tatsuro Toyoda). He has moderated a 30-minute live panel discussion to an audience >4,000, also broadcast on Dubai One television in October 2017, with His Excellency Eng. Abdullah Al-Mogbel, former Mayor of Riyadh and Saudi Minister of Transportation; Josh Giegel, Co-Founder of Virgin Hyperloop One; and Anthony Fox, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation during the International Road Federation
Dr. Sowell currently serves as the Senior Vice Chairman of the International Road Federation, and Chairs the IRF Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee. Having the benefit of having traveled to and worked in >100 countries, Dr. Sowell is considered as a "global industry expert" on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Advanced Vehicle Detection technologies, and Traffic Data Collection and Analysis.
Dr. Sowell can also serve as a motivational speaker for non-technical audiences. He began his career as an Ocean Lifeguard and Firefighter/Paramedic with the County of Los Angeles and other Fire Service and Emergency Medical Services agencies in Oklahoma and Florida.
Dr. Sowell is a professional / "for fee" public speaker, and is available as a Keynote speaker at industry trade association conferences and seminars around the world, throughout the year. Depending upon date, location, speaking duration, we can provide a price quote for Dr. Sowell's honorarium, and reasonable travel-related expenses. Please contact us below to check upon date availability.
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