The world of educational leadership is a complex and novel landscape with multi stakeholders’ demands, including government, students, parents, and future employers.
The work of leadership entails effective engagement of strategic stakeholders through marshalling oneʼs communicative capabilities. This workshop will provide leaders with the latest research based technological know-how and skillsets for communicating with strategic impact across multi-stakeholder groups.
Acquire vocal and non-verbal skills appropriate for speaking at professional communication situations including keynote speeches, board meetings, engagement with significant public and private leaders, etc. The senior team will learn how to assure congruence between verbal, vocal, and nonverbal aspects of executive communication.
The senior leadership team will present a confident, coherent and genuine persona in public communication. There will be a pre-and-post acoustic analysis of the attendeesʼ voices to baseline and track their progress.
Prior to the workshop, an acoustic analysis of the attendeesʼ voices is performed. A sample of each participantʼs voice is analyzed and the results are presented at the workshop. Practical exercises with the help of modern technology (immediate acoustical analyses with visual display) and video recordings with group feedback. The following areas will be covered:
• The importance of vocal aspects of executive communication and its relation to the impact of the message, in terms of the control of pitch, loudness, intonation, speech rate, and fluency.
• Exercises in non-verbal behavior: facial expressions, posture, gaze, and gestures
• Exercises in congruence between verbal and nonverbal channels of communication.
• Choosing the appropriate communications strategy: rational and/or emotional.
Dr. Branka Zei Pollermann’s Profile The British Broadcasting Corporation, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and National Geographic have reported on her pioneering work, and she has been invited for numerous radio and TV interviews.
She has been on the research and teaching Faculty of Psychology in Geneva University, research faculty in psychosomatic medicine at Geneva University Hospitals, linguistic support service faculty of CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), and research faculty at the Phonetics Institute of Zagreb University.
She is also an invited lecturer on the Power of Voice at IMD (Switzerland). She has published and delivered multi-disciplinary research papers at numerous international scientific conferences including keynote and paper presentations at theAnnual Pacific Voice Conference, International Conference on Music and Emotion, Congress of the World Voice Consortium, The Affective Voice: Sounded Emotion in Science and Society at the University of California, Berkeley etc.
A partial list of her training, coaching and consulting engagements in global multinationals, government and international organizations include: Givaudan, Hewlett-Packard, Janssen, Merrill Lynch, Patek Philippe, PwC, Rolex, UBS, Institut fédéral des hautes études en formation professionnelle, Hopitaux Universitaires de Genève, Haute Ecole de Gestion – Genève, Etat de fribourg, World Health Organization, UNICEF UNCTAD and World Economic Forum.
Brankaʼs academic credentials include a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, MA in Linguistics, BA in English and Italian language and literature. She has also completed postgraduate studies covering the fields of phonetics, philosophy and sociology.
She is a member of Societe Suisse de Psychologie, Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing, Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behavior, International Speech Communication Association, and International Society for Research on Emotion