SPEAK BY DESIGN
Design your human-centered voice to become an unforgettable communicator.
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Speakers are transformational designers. They design the bridge between their ideas, and your needs!
Speak By Design is inspired by the Design Thinking Process. It helps you develop your presentation, pitch, or conversation from a human-centered perspective.
You will learn how to empathize with yourself and others and how to define a roadmap that persuades your audience.
You will then discover engaging ways to generate ideas for your presentation and make seemingly unforeseen connections.
And just like designing a product, you will never know how to objectively evaluate and measure the efficacy of your talk if you don't prototype it and show up on stage.
Designing a transformational journey is the precondition of delivering a great presentation.
That's why Speak By Design is primarily focused on creating a logical structure and on developing content that elicits emotions and actions. Delivery is the last phase of presentation mastery, and its success depends on your willingness to embrace and emerge yourself in the process.
In short, it's a recognition that your voice matters and a methodology to help you show up and speak up!
Whether you are a student or a professional in the Design/Creative/Multimedia industry, the Speak By Design Workshop is not merely designed for you.It's designed by you!
The secret is in the process.
The same tools you learned for your design or creative process can help you become a confident, effective and persuasive presenter. In Other words, the philosophy is the same; the difference is in the application.
Once you learn how to integrate your skills within your presentation's framework, speaking will become second nature.
Hello, I'm Leopold Ajami, the founder of Novel Philosophy Academy.
I became a professional speaker and speaking coach because I had a multi-faceted multimedia career, and I wanted a way to integrate my learnings to touch people's lives!
I worked as a Creative Director, Strategist, Designer, Filmmaker, and Educator. I developed courses on Philosophy, Creativity & Communication.
I always built my talks or workshop using a multimedia approach. I observe the world around me and infer methodologies. Then, I turn my learnings and insights into talks and workshops to make a difference in people's lives.
What would you do after watching a movie that moves you deeply?
I still remember the feeling after watching Joaquin Phoenix's "Joker." So, I developed a workshop called: The Madness of Joker to help individuals sculpt their self-esteem by understanding the integration of philosophy and psychology.
How was I able to do that?
Trust me, I'm not special, nor have any innate gifts.
I simply integrated my learnings and designed frameworks to evaluate and advance my skills. You can do the same when you apply the tools.
No matter your profession or field of study, remember this: If you can think, write and speak, you are unstoppable, and the world is yours to build in your image.
Here are some of the things you will learn depending on the format you choose:
How to choose a topic and craft a powerful theme for your presentation.
Our proprietary tools to structure your content and keep your audience at the edge of their seats.
Tap into your deepest ideas and emotions to uncover a story that connects and persuades your audience.
Simple storytelling framework that you can employ in any situation even if you think you are not a good writer.
Strategies to deliver your presentation with impact and leave your audience hungry for more.
Techniques to apply your learnings to other purposes, like a cover letter, resume, negotiation, interviews, and even your daily conversations.
🚀And — the best part is that the whole approach is not someone talking to you - it's a coaching journey where you and your needs are the priorities.