Date: December 15, 2020 6:40 pm – 8:45 pm
Title: When Best is not the Best: Superlatives, the New Filler Words
Presenter: Andrew Mertens & Michel Adedokun
“Welcome to the best, the most fantastically amazing and the exceptionally outstanding and greatest workshop that there has ever ever ever been!!”
How many times have you listened to an evaluation and noticed words such as best, amazing, fantastic, wonderful, outstanding said not just once, but multiple times? As a speaker, it is gratifying to hear such high praise, but is it helpful?
Am I really that awesome?
As evaluators, in our bid to sound positive and encouraging, many of us resort to these types of words.
In essence, they may do more harm than good by setting unrealistic expectations with a speaker in terms of just how good they are.
Participate in Andrew and Michelle’s workshop and learn how to:
– replace these superlatives with words that provide real meaning,
– provide feedback that is still positive, nurturing, and motivational, and
– impart valuable feedback to help encourage the speaker to grow even faster and more comprehensively, while giving them a realistic understanding of their speaking skills.
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