We will explore how you are communicating & how that is enhancing or taking away from your effectiveness. We will do this by engaging in fun & interactive exercises that will make you feel more aware, concise, clear & confident in how you are communicating.
General Assembly's classes, workshops & events are for recreational purposes & are not regulated by the bureau of proprietary school supervision.
If this class is recorded, students will be sent the recording link within 7 days after class completion by email. Students are encouraged to download & save any shared materials (worksheets, deck if applicable) during class for later reference as they are not be shared by email.
Behavioral Skills: Physical communication behaviors that support engagement, credible presence, & elimination of nervousness & distracting idiosyncrasies.
Listener Adaptability: Stakeholder analysis & planning, reaching agreement on actionable next steps.
Content: Clarity & organizational structure, succinctness, persuasion, & mental agility tools for extemporaneous speaking.
You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam & microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
This class will occur completely online using Zoom.
Class setup information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your class launches.
Each individual class participant must have purchased a ticket
About the Instructor
CEO, JD Communication Strategies
Jared Dickinson is the founder & president of JD Communication Strategies (JDCS), based in San Francisco, California. The company specializes in customized, hands-on coaching & programs for sales, communication, employee development, interpersonal performance & conflict resolution. He serves a variety of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small nonprofit organizations, but more than half his clients are not-for-profit.
Jared is dedicated to helping empower individuals to make a change & ultimately be more successful in their personal & professional lives. He is also committed to supporting positive social change & working with young adults. He volunteers & provides services to Year Up, an organization that provides professional mentoring, education & employment to at-risk teens.
Jared holds a Bachelor Degree in History & Italian Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He also studied for two years at the University of Trento (Universit degli Studi di Trento) in Italy, & is fluent in Japanese & Italian.