Effective Oral Briefings (P215)

Techniques and Strategies to Perfect a Highly-Valued Competency

Courses for the remainder of 2020 will be delivered as live, instructor-led sessions online. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the December 10 session.

The ability to succinctly brief others is a highly valued competency in today’s fast-paced workplace. This expertise requires the speaker to clearly understand the issue, structure the briefing in a way that is easy to comprehend, and deliver the message effectively.

Participants will learn how people listen to and remember information, how to plan and fine-tune effective briefings, and how written and oral briefings differ. They will leave this interactive workshop with techniques, strategies, and tips for framing issues, focusing on what listeners remember, and presenting in a clear, concise matter.

This is a one-day workshop in Ottawa.

Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Quickly find the key points to emphasize in a briefing
  • Organize your briefing for maximum impact and influence
  • Understand how people hear and what they retain
  • Present with confidence

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the December 10 session.


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Workshop Topics

Communication Today

  • The five Cs of communication
  • Captivating your listener
  • Planning your briefing
  • Perfecting your take-away message

Draft and Hone Your Message

  • Preparing your draft
  • Using plain language
  • Using topic sentences to guide the listener
  • Writing for the ear, not the eye
  • Providing a hook

Technical Considerations

  • The three Vs of an oral presentation
  • Making your voice match your words
  • The power of three
  • Use your voice for emphasis
  • Effective arguments

Presenting Your Briefing

  • Rehearse your presentation
  • What to do if you have stage fright
  • Use non-verbal communication for maximum impact
  • Taking questions

Register Online

Online registration is currently not available for this workshop. You may still register by phone or email


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the December 10 session.

Who Should Attend This Course?

Anyone who is called in to give oral briefings or wants to improve their oral communication skills.


Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?

This training workshop addresses:

• Achievement / Results Oriented
• Client Service
• Communication
• Emotional Intelligence
• Public Speaking / Presentations
• Self Confidence / Self Esteem

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the December 10 session.