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How Phonetics Helps in Becoming an Effective Communicator

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#06-03 iN.LAB Experiment Room,

Lifelong Learning Institute

11 Eunos Road 8

Singapore 408601

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As Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say urges Singaporeans to go global, one key skill that we must possess to be successful in the international arena is communication. When we speak well, we are instantly more convincing, more intelligent, more compelling and more influential. Every Singaporean must aspire to speak effectively to progress in their careers.

We communicate with a global audience

Many of today's business meetings take place - and decisions are made - in conference calls, some by telephone, others by video. With an international audience, we often struggle to understand the different accents. Speaking well and clearly is critical if we wish to get the right message and instructions to everyone.

Productivity matters to us

When we do not speak well, we usually end up with two unwanted outcomes:

  • We get follow-up questions to clarify parts of what we said, adding unnecessary work for us.
  • Our message gets misunderstood and errors occur as a result.

In both situations, progress is impeded. Productivity suffers and along with it, our competitiveness.

Speaking well increases clarity of our thought

When we consciously speak clearly, it also stimulates the way we plan our messages. When this becomes a habit, we start to match the clarity of our message to that of our delivery, turning us into more effective communicators.

We don't have to choose our presenters

When it comes to must-win presentations, most of us choose our best presenters for the task. Sometimes, these "good presenters" may not know the topic well enough and could still fall short. Imagine the advantage we have over our competition if we have an entire team of employees who speak well!


Overview

This Phonetics Workshop promises that participants will start to speak better at the end of the eight hours it takes to complete the programme. They will learn phonetic symbols and sounds that make up the English language. By following the rules, participants will be able to say every word correctly and clearly.

In this workshop, participants will also learn how to speak in a way that engages the audience, and how to use the dictionary to continue learning to speak better. It becomes a lifelong skill.

Contrary to what some people think phonetics is not just for children, but is the key in building the foundation of speech among working adults. This workshop is one of its kind, specially tailored for working adults in Singapore.


Learning Outcome

  • Learn to start speaking better
  • Learn how to engage audiences
  • Learn how to read phonetic symbols
  • Learn how to use the dictionary to continue learning to speak better for life


Who Should Attend

This workshop empowers the following CET professionals:

  • Any executive or manager who communicate regularly
  • Adult Education: trainer, coach, facilitator, educator
  • Training Management: e-learning specialist, training manager, business development manager, education technologist, training consultant
  • Human Capital Management: learning & development manager, organizational planner, training manager, consultant
  • Presenter/Communication: Public affairs, company spokespersons, announcers, masters of ceremonies


About The Speaker

Joseph Wong spent 36 years with Standard Chartered Bank, where he was a Director with responsibilities for Sales Proposal, Digital Learning and Service Quality. He left the Bank's employment in 2015 to start his own training company - Delapro (meaning Delivering A Promise), where he is the Principal Consultant. Joseph's exposure in a global set-up made him an effective communicator and he now shares his experience through programmes such as this Phonetics Workshop. He is an ACTA-certified trainer and a regular writer for the Recruit section of The Straits Times, covering topics of communication, service quality and management.

Joseph believes so much that phonetics is absolutely key in improving the way we speak that he is dedicating the whole of 2017 encouraging companies and government organisations to send their employees to this workshop to improve the overall standard of spoken English in Singapore. The outcome benefits employee, company and country.

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