I’m going to tell you a story
... THE story
Of why I do what I do
WEDNESDAY8 JANUARY5 O’CLOCK P.M.
I’m finishing   up myworking day
I’m a Senior Lecturer
I’m a Senior Lecturer  English for Academicand Professional Purposes
I’m a Senior Lecturer  English for Academicand Professional Purposes
Myphonerings
It’s my boss
He’s Got Some Bad news
Some very Bad news
Someone Had made  a BIG mistake
My Professionalcommunicationseminar group
ExecutivePresentationSkills
For the nextmorning
Had beenaccidentallymixed
WithnativeEnglishspeakers ...
Andsecond-languageEnglishspeakers!
It’s aTOTALMess!
What would you do if you were       me?
CANCEL IT, RIGHT?
Too late for that!
THURSDAY9 JANUARY9 O’CLOCK A.M.
It was a very greyLondon morning
As I walked
ToTHATseminar
Sowedotheintros
And I askthe 1stquestion
What do you find    difficult about    presentations?*
An Italianexecutive answers   first
I always go blank    and forget what    I’m going to say*
Me too! That’s    my problem as    well.*
Says an Englishexecutive
And me!*
Interjectsa Brazilianexecutive
I said
It can’t be the  same. Second-    languageEnglish speakershave vocabulary  and grammargaps, but native speakers don’t
By the way, I’m a Linguist
By the way, I’m a Linguist   Honours degree from University of London
By the way, I’m a Linguist   Honours degree from University of London         And I know what I’m talking about
But they’re    ALLconvinced  it’s the   same problem
Sounds a lot       like the    same problem!*    (They insisted!)
And when westarted therole playpractice tasks
Andtheirperformancestresskicked in
To MYastonishment
The native-English    speakers
And thesecond-languageEnglish speakers
ALL   had   the  sameproblem!
Feel Stressed
Feel StressedBLANK          RACING MIND           MIND
But why?
It took someserious study to find this      out
Clear your mind
Picture a
Did you see something like          this...
We often look in thewrong place
For the right answers
The French have an idiom for this
Espritdel’escalier
It’s all about our biology
The heartproduces50 times moreelectromagneticenergy...
... thanthebrain
Yourheart isyourbody’spowersource
Andwhathappenswhenyou getstressed?
STRESSTIME
STRESSTIME
This overloadsyour brain
The problem iswith accessingknowledge
The problem iswith accessingknowledgewhen stressoverloads yourbrain
My mind wasblown
My career as acommunicationtrainer wascompletelyredirected
It was aEUREKAmoment!
Think about most intelligent,educated second-languageEnglish speaking executives.
Years andyears ofEnglish study
At school
Or college
Or university
How can their professionalcommunication problems ...
Be about a knowledge gap ingrammar or vocabulary?
AfterALLTHOSEYEARSof English study!
Communication     fails, because of thecommunicator’s    anxiety
Greatcommunication    is art
IT  HASGOLDEN RULES
ImportantObjectives
It requirescraftsmanship
Whicheveryonemuststudy,learn andpractice
Tobecome atruemaster
Which is why we established            6 years ago            To offer you ssential     eadership    ommunication
Andy KovacsManaging DirectorELC OwnerAn expert linguist from University ofLondon with over 14-years experience inmanagemen...
e: andy@elc.com.trw: www.elc.com.trt: 0216 467 5460Linkedin:www.linkedin.comAndy KovacsTwitter:www.twitter.com@AndyatELCSl...
The Story of Essential Leadership Communication
The Story of Essential Leadership Communication
The Story of Essential Leadership Communication
The Story of Essential Leadership Communication
The Story of Essential Leadership Communication
The Story of Essential Leadership Communication
The Story of Essential Leadership Communication
The Story of Essential Leadership Communication
The Story of Essential Leadership Communication
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The story of how my mind was blown by the biological factors which ALL shape human communication shaking my approach to communication training and changing the direction of my career -permanently. Hope y'all enjoy it! :)

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  1. 1. I’m going to tell you a story
  2. 2. ... THE story
  3. 3. Of why I do what I do
  4. 4. WEDNESDAY8 JANUARY5 O’CLOCK P.M.
  5. 5. I’m finishing up myworking day
  6. 6. I’m a Senior Lecturer
  7. 7. I’m a Senior Lecturer English for Academicand Professional Purposes
  8. 8. I’m a Senior Lecturer English for Academicand Professional Purposes
  9. 9. Myphonerings
  10. 10. It’s my boss
  11. 11. He’s Got Some Bad news
  12. 12. Some very Bad news
  13. 13. Someone Had made a BIG mistake
  14. 14. My Professionalcommunicationseminar group
  15. 15. ExecutivePresentationSkills
  16. 16. For the nextmorning
  17. 17. Had beenaccidentallymixed
  18. 18. WithnativeEnglishspeakers ...
  19. 19. Andsecond-languageEnglishspeakers!
  20. 20. It’s aTOTALMess!
  21. 21. What would you do if you were me?
  22. 22. CANCEL IT, RIGHT?
  23. 23. Too late for that!
  24. 24. THURSDAY9 JANUARY9 O’CLOCK A.M.
  25. 25. It was a very greyLondon morning
  26. 26. As I walked
  27. 27. ToTHATseminar
  28. 28. Sowedotheintros
  29. 29. And I askthe 1stquestion
  30. 30. What do you find difficult about presentations?*
  31. 31. An Italianexecutive answers first
  32. 32. I always go blank and forget what I’m going to say*
  33. 33. Me too! That’s my problem as well.*
  34. 34. Says an Englishexecutive
  35. 35. And me!*
  36. 36. Interjectsa Brazilianexecutive
  37. 37. I said
  38. 38. It can’t be the same. Second- languageEnglish speakershave vocabulary and grammargaps, but native speakers don’t
  39. 39. By the way, I’m a Linguist
  40. 40. By the way, I’m a Linguist Honours degree from University of London
  41. 41. By the way, I’m a Linguist Honours degree from University of London And I know what I’m talking about
  42. 42. But they’re ALLconvinced it’s the same problem
  43. 43. Sounds a lot like the same problem!* (They insisted!)
  44. 44. And when westarted therole playpractice tasks
  45. 45. Andtheirperformancestresskicked in
  46. 46. To MYastonishment
  47. 47. The native-English speakers
  48. 48. And thesecond-languageEnglish speakers
  49. 49. ALL had the sameproblem!
  50. 50. Feel Stressed
  51. 51. Feel StressedBLANK RACING MIND MIND
  52. 52. But why?
  53. 53. It took someserious study to find this out
  54. 54. Clear your mind
  55. 55. Picture a
  56. 56. Did you see something like this...
  57. 57. We often look in thewrong place
  58. 58. For the right answers
  59. 59. The French have an idiom for this
  60. 60. Espritdel’escalier
  61. 61. It’s all about our biology
  62. 62. The heartproduces50 times moreelectromagneticenergy...
  63. 63. ... thanthebrain
  64. 64. Yourheart isyourbody’spowersource
  65. 65. Andwhathappenswhenyou getstressed?
  66. 66. STRESSTIME
  67. 67. STRESSTIME
  68. 68. This overloadsyour brain
  69. 69. The problem iswith accessingknowledge
  70. 70. The problem iswith accessingknowledgewhen stressoverloads yourbrain
  71. 71. My mind wasblown
  72. 72. My career as acommunicationtrainer wascompletelyredirected
  73. 73. It was aEUREKAmoment!
  74. 74. Think about most intelligent,educated second-languageEnglish speaking executives.
  75. 75. Years andyears ofEnglish study
  76. 76. At school
  77. 77. Or college
  78. 78. Or university
  79. 79. How can their professionalcommunication problems ...
  80. 80. Be about a knowledge gap ingrammar or vocabulary?
  81. 81. AfterALLTHOSEYEARSof English study!
  82. 82. Communication fails, because of thecommunicator’s anxiety
  83. 83. Greatcommunication is art
  84. 84. IT HASGOLDEN RULES
  85. 85. ImportantObjectives
  86. 86. It requirescraftsmanship
  87. 87. Whicheveryonemuststudy,learn andpractice
  88. 88. Tobecome atruemaster
  89. 89. Which is why we established 6 years ago To offer you ssential eadership ommunication
  90. 90. Andy KovacsManaging DirectorELC OwnerAn expert linguist from University ofLondon with over 14-years experience inmanagement communication in thebanking and finance sectors.Interested in intercultural communicationcompetence, universal politeness theoryand the impact of new technology ontraining and communication.Responsible for creating and managing allof ELC’s training and consultancy projects.
  91. 91. e: andy@elc.com.trw: www.elc.com.trt: 0216 467 5460Linkedin:www.linkedin.comAndy KovacsTwitter:www.twitter.com@AndyatELCSlideShare:http://www.slideshare.netELC Consultants

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