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In today’s professional business communication it is imperative to have a variety of rhetorical methods and tools available. Many problems only arise due to flawed communication. However, your public speaking skills are essential to how your messages are received. Are you aware of your public speaking skills?

The St. Gallen Center for Rhetoric provides you with the perfect tools to learn the professional handling of language and appearance. At the centre of the course are the participants themselves. This ensures optimal individual learning success in all development measures such as seminars, in-house programs and group coaching sessions.

An excellent speech can inspire and excite your employees. The people to whom you talk, watch and constantly assess you. Therefore, managers need to be rhetorically confident to be perceived as such. Therefore, the seminars' focus lies on practical speech exercises allowing participants to acquire an extensive rhetorical tool case in a comparatively short amount of time. The advantages of this "learning by doing principle" are the different and intense processing and storing of information, increasing motivation and learning autonomy.

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Company-specific Programs & Individual Coaching

  • Professional Appearance and Confident Speaking
    The training furthers your professional use of language and your appearance. The seminar is centred on the participant and aims to impart deep knowledge on:
    • Projecting confidence
    • Holding a speech - get your message across
    • Feedback & Criticism
    • What does your body language say about you
    • Methods of questions

  • Lead with Words
    One word is enough to evoke different emotions. Every single feeling can be created by words. Therefore, managers need to know how to use language as a management tool.
    • Different forms of communication and their objectives
    • Psychology of persuasion- How to convince your conversation partner by recognizing his motifs.
    • Detect and fend unfair attacks
    • Body Language for Managers
    • Repartee

  • Persuasion Techniques - Negotiating Skills through Applicable Psychology
    In professional communication, unpleasant and stressful situations are nothing uncommon. Sometimes, we feel treated unfairly. To prevail in these kinds of situations, we have to use communicative tools. Learn how to professionally engage in power games.
    • Performance Reviews as a Management Tool
    • How to listen correctly
    • Peaceful Communication
    • Everything about body language
    • Convincing groups of people in everyday life

  • Emotion Control - Negotiating and Understanding at Highest Levels
    Communication is a complex topic. Achieve your goals quickly and stay motivated with the right dialectical varieties to perfectly represent your company and yourself. The program is based on targeted percipience, handling and control of various emotions.
    • Controlling your emotions
    • Basic Motivation and how it helps you convincing people
    • Perfect Presentations
    • The Crossfire Interview
    • The Sender-Receiver Model

  • Applied Rhetoric: Read People, Win People
    Hardly noticeable expressions such as blinking, a slight shrug or cautious lip pursing have already led to the conviction of murderers during an interrogation. Identifying and evaluating micro body language is an enriching, but highly complex skill.
    • Shocking Moments - Emotion Control
    • Stress Exercises in Negotiations
    • Read people

Publications

Michael Ehlers

Rhetorik - Die Kunst der Rede im digitalen Zeitalter

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Michael Ehlers

Kommunikationsrevolution Social Media

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Michael Ehlers

Sales Code 55: Die Erfolgsgeheimnisse von Europas Verkäufer-Elite

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Michael Ehlers
Director of the Center for Rhetoric at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen

For more than two decades, Michael Ehlers has been training public figures, top managers, professional sports coaches and many more. He has mastered the art of rhetoric and applies them as a lecturer in open as well as company-specific programs. He lets participants discover the fascinating and entertaining world of communications. As an "Internet users of the first hour", Michael Ehlers supports the new media in the corporate communication and assists companies as a consultant. In his role as motivational speaker "Hein Hansen", he also published his best seller "Der Fisch stinkt vom Kopf" (The fish rots from the head) in march 2014.

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Michael Ehlers

Director of the Center for Rhetoric at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen

Further information

+41 71 223 50 30