Making Conversation and Small-Talk
Learn conversational skills for meeting new people and then for building and sustaining meaningful and productive relationships.COMING SOON!
Who do we like to talk about more than anyone else? Of course, each of us likes to talk about ourselves. And what better way to start building a meaningful and productive relationship with another person, whether in business or a new friendship than to start a conversation that focuses on them.
This course will teach you a valuable set of skills for starting conversations and making small-talk. Take these skills to your interviews, networking events, business meetings, social gatherings, community events, even use them with friends and family.
You will learn how to start conversations, keep them going, steer them in new directions, and even gracefully end them when the time is right.
This is a course for anyone who wants to be at ease when talking to people you don't yet know as well as within your relationships you've come to treasure over a lifetime.
Dr. Robert A. Portnoy is the founder and president of the Learn to Present Academy., a company dedicated to helping people learn to master effective and powerful communication skills.
As a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist, Dr. Portnoy has helped his many patients overcome communication disabilities and speak in ways that allow them to meaningfully communicate with colleagues, friends, and family.
Dr. Portnoy has distinguished himself as a business communication expert in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and as a professional educator in top-ranked universities.
Students in his courses and workshops regard Dr. Portnoy as a significant and memorable contributor to their professional development.
Dr. Portnoy engages students in a learning journey that they will long remember and cherish for a lifetime.