Fukuoka JALT:

Teacher's Voice, Gestures and Body Language (also, chapter elections)

Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Mari Yoshizawa

In this workshop, participants will recognize that content and delivery, both verbal and non-verbal, influence listeners' behavior and engagement. When teachers feel that students are not engaged in their classes, they may assume it is because of students' motivation. However, it can also be caused by the teacher's verbal or non-verbal messages. Teachers' unconscious body language or vocal levels may be distracting the students and can mislead, discourages or demotivates them. The same can be said for conference presentations and job interviews. There are ways to use your body language and voice effectively to engage your listeners. In this workshop, participants will recognize their speaking habits and learn to modify them in order to make you a better presenter. To improve effectiveness, participants will practice voice control and appropriate non-verbal communication techniques. The workshop will demonstrate practical volume and voice tone, positioning in the room, and soft eye-contact for you to become a better facilitator. The workshop will provide a plethora of information that you can incorporate into your classroom and beyond immediately.

Presenter Bio: Mari Yoshizawa, CEO, Pep, Inc. has more than 15 years of experience as a business trainer and coached thousands of business people before opening her own English conversation school. While working at a listed company, she was sent to the U. S. to take courses on coaching, facilitation, assertion, business communication including dealing with customer complaints. She localized these topics for Japan and gave training sessions to Japanese employees. After establishing her school, she has been using these business skills to manage her school and teach students.

Also, nominations for Fukuoka JALT officer positions are open, and we're hoping a few people will volunteer to help the chapter as shadow officers, too. See the Fukuoka JALT website page for details.

Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Tenjin, Fukuoka City: Kurume University Satellite Campus (ELGALA building, next to Daimaru, room 601-2 map

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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Website: www.fukuokajalt.org

Trevor Holster
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