COACHING OBJECTIVES

 

Depending on an individual's needs, coaching focuses on speech, language, communication style or presentation skills. Examples of objectives that can be addressed are listed below. Personalized objectives are set after a needs assessment with Ms. Gibbons.

Speech

  • Rate of speech
  • Loudness/volume of speech
  • Expressiveness/melody of speech
  • Rhythmic flow of speech
  • Correct stress of syllables in words
  • Accurate pronunciation of words
  • Use of a real-time biofeedback software program to visualize speech

 

Language/Communication Style

  • Review grammar "hot spots"

  • Monitor conversation for accurate English

  • Organize ideas clearly for listeners

  • Learn appropriate communication styles

  • Prepare for and practice important business interactions

  • Use small talk to build relationships

  • Integrate non-verbal communication with oral language

Individuals practice their objectives in structured drills and in relevant business communication, such as giving short briefings, answering questions, expressing opinions, and defining problems.

Audio/videotape provides objective monitoring of success. The individuals then apply the skills in current business situations. Their objectives are modified based on feedback from these real life applications.

Presentations

  • Audience analysis
  • Strategic objective
  • Well defined point of view
  • Clear organization
  • Useful visuals
  • Confident delivery
  • Effective Q & A session
  • Videotape rehearsal

Individuals prepare and deliver short presentations with videotape review in consultation with Ms. Gibbons. Consultations can include an introduction to presentation skills, a brush-up review of skills, or preparation for a specific presentation.