About this Course
Communication has changed! The traditional rules for speaking and presenting, meeting coordination, influencing people, negotiating and selling ideas no longer apply in a world of skype, messenger, video and teleconference. This course will act as an overview on several concepts each of which could be a course of their own and our goal is to give you tools that you can practice and perfect on your own.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Apply communication principles and techniques for in-person and virtual teams
• Use a science based approach to create impactful presentations
• Refine your communication style to better persuade and influence others
• Run more effective and impactful meetings
• Incorporate strategies to have positive difficult conversations and make people feel valued and listened to
*** This course will require you to record yourself speaking. Therefore you must have a phone/computer with a functional camera and microphone.***
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
Anyone looking for professional and/or leadership development. This class mainly uses examples from the professional, business environment. If you are looking to advance at your current organization or to enhancing your personal value for potential employers this course is for you.
WHAT MAKES THIS COURSE EFFECTIVE?
Many educational experiences describe and explain, but in this course we will apply and demonstrate. We teach practical and proven concepts, show you how to apply them and give you opportunities to practice them in a safe and supportive environment. This course is full of opportunities to put the ideas presented into practice and test their effectiveness for yourself.
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?
We will challenge the preconceived ideas about what it means to be part of a virtual team, and support you to be a dynamic team contributor no matter where you work. In this course you can expect to be both energized and uncomfortable – like in most experiences that result in positive growth and change!
This course is offered through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (https://learn.utoronto.ca/).
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Apply communication principles and techniques for in-person and virtual teams
Use a science based approach to create impactful presentations
Refine your communication style to better persuade and influence others
Run more effective and impactful meetings
About the instructor
Ivan Wanis Ruiz is not your typical teacher, in fact he is not your typical anything. Ivan is an instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Beyond that he has worked in finance, marketing and HR. He was also owned two successful business and is a guest speaker and trainer at several universities and top employers across Canada. He has travelled across Canada twice as the official spokesperson for both the PanAm Games in 2015 and The Invictus Games 2017. “For almost 20 years Ivan has been obsessed with ideas…how to communicate them and how to make them stick and here is what I found. Being a good speaker and commanding attention is not something you are born with. Its something that can be learned!” Ivan is also the author of “They Don’t Have to be Naked: A new approach to public speaking” a practical handbook on communication. With Ivan expect classes that will constantly, challenge you, push you out of your comfort zone and have you applying ideas in the moment. You can contact Ivan via Linkedin as well at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanwr/ (please indicate you are a student from Coursera).