On-site

Argument, Debate and Improvise in Business

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Length
2 days
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Rate
Regular price
$2,195
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$2,195
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Language

French

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Joëlle Zoghbi
Joëlle Zoghbi
Program Manager

The ability to get your point across and think on your feet is important for any manager who wants to be taken seriously. During this seminar, you will learn how to effectively defend your position and outwit your opponent. Remember: the more articulate you are in your arguments, the easier it is to win over your target audience. Discover the joys of debating in a management context – and a few secrets to powerful rebuttals and potent ad libs.

GOALS

  • Determine how to choose your arguments wisely and mount an intelligent defence.
  • Deliver an effective comeback to a statement, observation or point made by an opponent.
  • Learn how to “wing it” in the heat of a debate.
  • Express yourself clearly and cogently.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

  • Professionals
  • Experts and specialists
  • Managers
  • Mid-level and senior executives
  • Political candidates

This program is for you if:

  • You wish to be more persuasive in any situation.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Opportunity for each participant to prepare and deliver a two-minute argument.
  • Exposure to a practical tool for becoming a better debater.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The book "Argumenter, débattre et improviser en affaires" written by Louise Lachapelle in collaboration with Suzanne Laberge, will be provided to participants.

Arguing

  • Arguers: Love ’em or hate ’em
  • Picking your arguments
  • Using a grid as a strategic planning tool
  • Structuring your argument
  • Repetition as a persuasive technique

Debating

  • Negate, deflate or berate?
  • Taking part in the “back and forth” of a debate

Three qualities of a good orator

  • Charisma
  • Rhetoric (choice of words)
  • Eloquence (voice and body language)

Improvisation

  • Secrets of successful improvisation
  • Repartee techniques
  • Ad-libbing a witty retort

TRAINING APPROACH

  • Handbook to guide participants’ learning
  • Analysis/feedback charts
  • Recording of individual performances
  • Feedback on recorded performances
  • Individual exercises
  • Learning-based games
  • Self-evaluation
  • Interactive oral presentations
  • Instructor-led demonstrations
  • Team exercises to promote cooperative learning
  • Debates
  • Simulations
  • Peer coaching
  • Project-based learning
  • Visualization
  • Training/repetition
  • Conversations over a gourmet meal
Louise Lachapelle

BA (French Literature), BSp (Visual and Media Arts), MSc (Communication)

Lecturer, HEC Montréal and CEO, Gestion Christine Beaulieu inc.

On-site

Argument, Debate and Improvise in Business

The ability to get your point across and think on your feet is important for any manager who wants to be taken seriously. During this seminar, you will learn how to effectively defend your position and outwit your opponent. Remember: the more articulate you are in your arguments, the easier it is to win over your target audience. Discover the joys of debating in a management context – and a few secrets to powerful rebuttals and potent ad libs.

Presentation Program Instructors

GOALS

  • Determine how to choose your arguments wisely and mount an intelligent defence.
  • Deliver an effective comeback to a statement, observation or point made by an opponent.
  • Learn how to “wing it” in the heat of a debate.
  • Express yourself clearly and cogently.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

  • Professionals
  • Experts and specialists
  • Managers
  • Mid-level and senior executives
  • Political candidates

This program is for you if:

  • You wish to be more persuasive in any situation.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Opportunity for each participant to prepare and deliver a two-minute argument.
  • Exposure to a practical tool for becoming a better debater.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The book "Argumenter, débattre et improviser en affaires" written by Louise Lachapelle in collaboration with Suzanne Laberge, will be provided to participants.

Arguing

  • Arguers: Love ’em or hate ’em
  • Picking your arguments
  • Using a grid as a strategic planning tool
  • Structuring your argument
  • Repetition as a persuasive technique

Debating

  • Negate, deflate or berate?
  • Taking part in the “back and forth” of a debate

Three qualities of a good orator

  • Charisma
  • Rhetoric (choice of words)
  • Eloquence (voice and body language)

Improvisation

  • Secrets of successful improvisation
  • Repartee techniques
  • Ad-libbing a witty retort

TRAINING APPROACH

  • Handbook to guide participants’ learning
  • Analysis/feedback charts
  • Recording of individual performances
  • Feedback on recorded performances
  • Individual exercises
  • Learning-based games
  • Self-evaluation
  • Interactive oral presentations
  • Instructor-led demonstrations
  • Team exercises to promote cooperative learning
  • Debates
  • Simulations
  • Peer coaching
  • Project-based learning
  • Visualization
  • Training/repetition
  • Conversations over a gourmet meal
Louise Lachapelle

BA (French Literature), BSp (Visual and Media Arts), MSc (Communication)

Lecturer, HEC Montréal and CEO, Gestion Christine Beaulieu inc.

Testimonial(s)

“Gives you the tools you need to argue and improvise. Now it’s just a matter of developing the reflex!”

- François Hébert, Call Centre Planning Manager, Hydro-Québec

“Practical and concrete. Tools that will have a real impact every day.”

- Stéphanie Larivière-Girard, Senior Advisor, National Bank of Canada

“Very helpful and relevant. The instructors make a great team.”

- Patrick Robillard, Team Leader, Continuous Improvement, Avon Canada

“The best training I've ever had! I'm even considering a master's program that would allow me to develop my skills. »

- Steve Larouche, Production Manager, Hydro-Québec

“There is a relevant mix of theory and practice and, unlike other training courses on the market, the trainers have nothing to sell you. They are sincerely dedicated to our personal progress. »

- Astrid Debeissat, Coordinator - Comm. and consumer marketing, Lussier Dale Parizeau inc.
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