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Skills for Sustainability is a series of workshops, co-ordinated by Net Impact Bristol. They are designed to provide you with professional development for sustainable change and build your personal effectiveness enabling you to collaborate, innovate, inspire and communicate more effectively.
Inspiring Change through the Power of Speech
Speaking in front of others fills many of us with terror, even if it is on topics we are experts in. Despite hours of practice and preparation, many of us probably find ourselves murmuring and stumbling through words to an unengaged and bored audience.
Would you like to learn the art of public speaking so that you leave your audience motivated, informed and inspired?
This workshop will explore the power of language and rhetoric in motivating others, improving team morale and raising your profile. It will seek to:
- improve your confidence in public speaking
- improve your understanding of how to prepare yourself and others for public speaking
- provide a practical model that can be used to deliver sustainability messages more effectively
The workshop, led by renowned professional communications coach James Cullen will consider what public speaking means to you and how public speaking features in the sustainability movement. The session will involve working in small groups to explore the five canons of Rhetoric and apply these essentials to the sustainability agenda.
The event will be hosted at Roll for the Soul Café on Nelson Street and light snacks will be available as part of your ticket. Please arrive promptly at 6:15 so that we can start the workshop on time and conclude at 8:30pm.
James Cullen Biography
James Cullen is a professional communications coach, motivational speaker and speechwriter. He has been a coach and trainer for over 12 years and helps motivate others through the power of language. James holds a BA degree in English Language and an MA in Rhetoric, and is a member of the UK Speechwriters' Guild. James has authored the following papers:
- Rhetorical Behaviour in “Inspirational Talk” (2010)
- How Team Talks are Constructed in Terms of their Cooperative and Confrontational Linguistic Characteristics (2006)
What is Skills for Sustainability?
Skills for Sustainability is a Net Impact Bristol workshop series. It focuses on the ‘softer’ side of professional development, - understanding emotions, communicating so that people listen, listening to other people, forging good relationships… basically managing yourself, other people and your interactions. These are all important factors for a successful career. Each workshop will be themed and will use creative techniques consisting of both speaker and interactive elements to help you develop new ways of looking and understanding issues and situations.
Net Impact Bristol is a network for sustainability professionals in the city and we welcome anyone who works in the green sector, would like to work in the sector or is just interested in all things sustainable! Our events are a guaranteed way to meet some great folks in a fun and interesting environment.
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When & Where
Net Impact Bristol
Net Impact Bristol is a new network that helps ambitious professionals develop their skills and incorporate sustainability into their careers.
We provide professional skill building, networking events, experiential learning experiences and field trips for individuals who are looking to build their green career in Bristol; a vibrant, thriving city that is European Green Capital in 2015.
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