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.
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.
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.