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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. ...

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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  • 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 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.
  • 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