Young Executive “Excalibur” Workshop —
A 1-Day Communication Skills Workshop
Designed for those who are about to face the cold,
hard world of corporate America.
As in other Buckley School programs, this seminar teaches clear communication, and builds more confident and dynamic speakers. In addition, this workshop teaches the particulars of business and social etiquette, as well what makes for a successful job interview. Students learn how to navigate boardrooms and dining rooms with equal poise; that is, to present themselves as polished, professional, qualified.
Taught by Senior Staff of the Buckley School
Interactive exercises and hands-on instruction. Eases fears, promotes brevity and clarity, produces stylish speakers. Intense personal training in crafting and delivering a good, strong message, and doing so with confidence.
Students walk away with knowledge of:
1. How to prepare for formal and informal talks.
2. How to focus when under pressure.
3. Tactics for using Power Point without being eclipsed by Power Point.
4. Techniques for handling Q&A: maintaining control, answering the difficult questions.
5. A talk that has been fine-tuned for maximum clarity and strength of message.
6. A more animated performing style.
Executive Etiquette Workshop
Taught by Caroline Avinger, President, Protocol LLC
How to conduct oneself in job interviews, as well as in both business and social settings. Confidence that one’s appearance and behavior will reflect one’s professional training. Savvy in all surroundings, whether in a duplex office overlooking Wall Street or in the swankiest restaurant in town. An edge over others who are equally smart and talented. From on paper to in person, students will be certain that the first impression they make is not their last.
Students walk away with the knowledge of:
1. Proper professional appearance.
2. Eye contact, body language, and physical contact (beginning with the handshake).
3. How to get the lowdown on the company and job opportunity.
4. Written materials: marketing tools, correspondence, thank-you notes.
5. Making proper introductions and remembering names.
6. Electronic etiquette.
7. Host and guest duties.
8. Dealing with difficult dishes.
9. Silverware savvy.
10. American vs. Continental styles of dining.
“This course teaches young people how to present themselves as interesting, capable, and intelligent without coming across as impertinent or brash.” Reid Buckley