Lectures of Opportunity: "Compelling Communicators"

Mahan Reading Room at U.S. Naval War College

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Nov. 26, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Mahan Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

U.S. Naval War College, LOO Coordinator

This event is for Naval War College students, faculty and staff.

Compelling Communicators: Made Not Born

Part I – Maximizing Presence

  • Understanding How Others See You: Emotion versus Information
    • The Physics of Persuasion
      • How Audiences Decode a Speaker’s Emotional Affect
      • The Character Matrix: The Two Social Judgments
    • Nonverbal Communication
      • Body Language: Posture, Gesture, Space, and Face
      • Vocal Cues

Part II – Speaking Powerfully

  • Verbal Strength: Clarity, Concision, and Expertise
  • Verbal Warmth: Ask, Listen, Connect, and Affirm
  • Telling Stories about Data Using Visual Aids
  • Outline-Based vs. Assertion-Evidence Slides

Part III: Achieving Consistent Performance

  • Three Levels of Skill-Building
  • Verbal Warmth: Ask, Listen, Connect, and Affirm
  • Dealing with Nerves and Anxiety
  • Preparation and the Warm-Up Routine

About this Lecture

Lectures of Opportunity offer U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn more about national and international socio-political subjects that may be of relevance to the NWC community.

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