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Public Speaking in a Virtual World

November 16, 2020 - 3:00pm to November 17, 2020 - 5:00pm(PDT/PST)
PD hours: 

Public Speaking in a Virtual World

Organized as the joint PD event by the Vancouver and Fraser Valley branches.

The ability to communicate is essential to the success of any idea, individual, and organization. Even more so now with virtual communication becoming more important. Ivan Wanis Ruiz will take you through a two-sessioninteractive workshop.  These sessions will use the functionality of the virtual interface to the fullest.  For example indivdual work, live coaching, small virtual team work and virtual competitions.

Dates: Mon. Nov. 16 & Tues Nov. 17, 3:00 - 5:00 pm  Deadline for registration is Nov. 9

Cost: $35 pp.  Limited to 30 participants.  

An email with links and access details will be sent to those registered for the webinar closer to the date of the event.  

My process is very interactive with the goal of having participants working or presenting more than ½ the time. The general layout of each module is:

1. Introduction of tactic with examples
2. Demonstration of idea by the instructor
3. Individual, partner, small group work
4. Group presentation of ideas with coaching
5. Introduction of next tactic


To make interaction effective online participants would need to:

• Speak on camera with video and audio turned on
• Interact in “break out” rooms with other participants
• Using the chat in both public and private messaging

Please read over the COURSE OUTLINE for more details.

PREWORK: While not essential or required; for best outcomes and to make sure training is as relevant as possible participants can submit a slide deck or recording of a recent presentation or a presentation they plan on doing in the future. This can then serve as the topic by which they apply the ideas and tactics.

Bio: Iavan Wanis Ruiz

“I want to make you Batman! There is no one right way to speak, but there are tools that you can apply depending on the situation."

Ivan is a communications expert and a guest instructor at several top universities across Canada including both Sauder School of Business at UBC and the Rotman School at UofT. Ivan also works with several Fortune 500 companies across North America in industries ranging from Financial Services to Oil and Gas to Industrial Design.

When he is not teaching how to speak, he is doing it.  He has travelled across Canada twice as the official spokesperson for both the PanAm Games in 2015 and The Invictus Games 2017.  He is also regularly hosting and emcee'ing large events across Canada to audience from 5 to 5000.  You might also find him tearing up the dance floor as a professional salsa dancer and instructor.  Ivan is the author of "The Don't Have to be Naked: A new approach to public speaking" and is the creator of Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age a new online course with Coursera.

VIDEOS  Who is this guy? - https://youtu.be/MeqKbFnXQT4     Let’s be honest - https://youtu.be/1OwERdAbtpY     Physical tactics - https://youtu.be/kvpZ330EvxA