HGS Short Course - When This Geologist Speaks, People Listen

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When This Geologist Speaks, People Listen
Dr. David Pelton, PetroSkills
November 16, 2012, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Schlumberger Technology
1325 Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77077

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served

DESIGNED FOR Geologists who wish to acquire the skills and techniques to design and deliver dynamic presentations.

OVERVIEW: Industry personnel sometimes find it difficult and uncomfortable to express themselves when presenting information to people inside – and outside – their organization. Some geologists are naturally gifted speakers, but anyone can learn to make effective, effortless, and well-crafted presentations with instruction and guidance.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to present technical material clearly, confidently, and convincingly.

CONTENT: The workshop will focus on: • Communication and the role it plays in presentation making • Overcoming presentation fears • The four fundamentals basic to presentation design and delivery a. Presence/Demeanor/Appearance • Posture/Movement/Physical Comfort b. Delivery • The voice • Gestures / facial expressions • Skill in using silence • Rhythm • Language c. Production • Flow/rhythm • Skill in using visual aids/technology • Skill in using time • Skill in using venue • Connectivity o Eye Contact o Knowledge of audience o Skill in handling audience/situation d. Construction & Organization • Design (presentation) • Design (ppt. slides/other visuals) • Integration (presentation with visuals) • Language

METHODOLOGY: A variety of learning methods will be used to help attendees practice and hone their presentation making skills: • Lecture • Demonstration • Group discussion • Group activities and exercises

November 16th, 2012 8:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
Schlumberger Technology
1325 S. Dairy Ashford
(just north of Briar Forest Dr.)
Houston, TX 77077-2307
United States
Phone: 713-463-9476
Event Fee(s)
HGS Member $ 95.00
Non-Members $ 115.00
Students $ 75.00
Emeritus/Life/Honorary $ 75.00
Speaker Info
Speaker Dr. David Pelton
Speaker Title Instructor Development Specialist
Speaker Company PetroSkills
Speaker Bio

Dr. David Pelton is an instructor and Instructor Development Specialist for PetroSkills and has been a professional conductor, concert artist, and communicator for over 35 years. He holds degrees from Cornell University, The New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Cincinnati, and has performed for and spoken to – audiences in the United States, Central and Western Europe, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, The Ukraine, Africa, The Middle East, and Southeast Asia. He has taught at major colleges and universities in the US and has been an active seminar/workshop teacher for businesses and corporations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and in Canada, England, Holland, Ireland, Wales, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Kazakhstan, Angola, Benin, The United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and Singapore.  Today he is a member of numerous training institutes and societies and enjoys a national and international reputation as a communications consultant, lecturer, trainer, and coach.

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Contact Phone 713-463-9476
contact Email nina@hgs.org

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