Ascend MetroNY 2012 Communication Workshop: Clarity of Presentation
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Posted by: Ascend Metro New York
Ascend MetroNY 2012 Communication Workshop:
"Clarity of Presentation”
On March 3, 2012,
Ascend professionals and students from the MetroNY area came together at PwC’s
NY office to learn about the importance of communication. Guest
speakers included Kevin Wong, a Princeton graduate and partner at Princeton
Tutoring, and David Yi, a Baruch College alum, winner of several international
speech competitions, and current regional director for Toastmasters.
During this workshop, Irene Chan introduced audience members to
their speaking styles through a short
questionnaire. Next, guest speaker and moderator Kevin Wong
explained the importance of communication at the workplace. Communication was
broken down into two components: thoughts and emotions. Wong illustrated how to
use one’s energy to communicate with the listener. Wong later introduced the
highlight presenter of the day, David Yi. During Yi’s speech, he shared with
the audience five tips to becoming a better communicator.
Presenters offered advice on topics such as networking effectively
and overcoming fear when speaking in public. They stressed the importance of
building confidence through practice, having a positive energy and being
prepared. They also advised the attendees on how to identify their
communication style so that they could spot potential weaknesses and turn them
Finally, the audience was able to practice the tips they just
learned in a fun, engaging Toastmaster’s speaking exercise.
Overall, the workshop was insightful and interactive. Ascend
professionals and students were able to use their communication skills in a
short networking session following the workshop. Communication is crucial.
Luckily, members were able to walk away with a newfound understanding of how to
effectively and clearly communicate their thoughts and ideas.