The course begins on March 22 in Moscow

We meet in Moscow every Monday and Thursday evening (March 22 - April 22)

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Purpose of the platform and how to use it.

    • How to use this platform and what it is all about.

    • Connect to the heart, not the head

  • 2

    Homework

    • Session 1. Homework

    • Session 2. Homework

    • Session 3. Homework

    • Session 4. Homework

    • Session 5. Homework

    • Session 6. Homework

    • Session 7. Homework

    • Session 8. Homework

    • Session 9. Homework

    • Session 10. Homework

  • 3

    Online sessions

    • Session 6

    • Session 6. Replay

    • Session 7

    • Session 7. Replay

    • Session 8

    • Session 8. Replay

    • Session 9

    • Session 9. Replay

    • Session 10

    • Session 10. Replay

  • 4

    The Art of Self-Presentation

    • Olivia Fox

    • Jeff Bezos

    • Marie Forleo on Impact Theory

    • Advice for video calls and virtual presentations

    • Basic advice to practice your presentations

  • 5

    Chunking. The ultimate game-changing skill for non-native speakers

    • What is chunking?

    • What will happen if I stress words incorrectly?

    • Where do I go UP and DOWN in English?

    • More "Chunking" rules

    • The rhythm of English

    • Meryl Streep's speech. See how she chunks

    • TED Karaoke exercise. Instructions

    • Tips on doing the TED karaoke exercise

    • Let's do a reading task together. The 'Sesame street' experiment

    • A "Chunking" exercise with a video ad

    • The Standard North-American Pronunciation. Examples

    • Suits. Example of chunking (adding emotions)

    • God Damn it!

    • Chunks in informal conversations

  • 6

    Diction

    • A great exercise to improve your diction

    • She sells seashells...

    • Word Crimes

  • 7

    Storytelling & Metaphors

    • Types of business stories

    • A good start with a story. Example

    • Examples of good stories

    • Tell a story to sell your vision. Example

    • The Creative Power of Misfits (a story)

    • Alike... Tell the story

    • Metaphors. The basics

    • Examples of good metaphors

    • Metaphorically speaking

    • Metaphors and idioms that can spice up your speech

    • HOW TO DEVELOP IMPACTFUL METAPHORS (Example with sharks)

    • What makes your heart sing?

    • Brevity and the golf club metaphor

    • Sell it to me

    • What's "Authenticity"? The advice "Be yourself at work" doesn't always work in your favor.

    • The electricity metaphor. Jeff Bezos

    • Sales is just like Dating

  • 8

    How to structure your presentation in English

    • ONE BIG IDEA

    • Practice formulating ONE BIG IDEA

    • Your own presentations

    • How to start a speech (Examples)

    • How to end your speech or show that you're finished speaking

    • Tips on structuring and preparing your presentation

    • When Presenting Graphs

    • How body language and charisma is not enough ... if you lack the BIG IDEA

  • 9

    Opening and closing your speech

    • Boring and predictable beginnings... Things NOT to say

    • How to start a presentation. Examples

    • Things NOT to say at the beginning of your speech. And what to say instead

  • 10

    Filler words in presentations

    • Filler words...and what to say instead

    • A good example of ZERO filler words

    • Eliminating filler words.

  • 11

    Resources to check grammar, spelling, and possible word combinations in English

    • Word Clouds

    • Correct word combinations

    • Grammar video (most non-native speakers misplace modifiers in their sentences)

    • Enjoyable grammar video lessons

    • Spelling & Articles

    • Context and pronunciation

  • 12

    Dealing with uncomfortable questions

    • How to reply to nosy & intrusive questions in English

    • What to say instead of "I don't know"

  • 13

    How to work with Vocabulary

    • How to find the right synonyms

    • Words to say instead of very

    • Learn when you listen

    • An alternative to a TED KARAOKE exercise (for busy people)

    • Simplify your language

    • A vocabulary game (practice being attentive)

  • 14

    Creating audio & video files

    • Videos

    • Read out loud

    • Video feedback

  • 15

    What do you say if you feel stuck in the middle of your speech?

    • A video example with ready-to-use phrases

  • 16

    Your fascination profile

    • What's your archetype?

  • 17

    The Community

    • What is Community and how to use it

Access to the files will be granted to participants as soon as the course begins

Sections of the curriculum will be updated as you move on in the course. By the end of the course, your library will be complete and you can do additional practical tasks for the next 6 months. Each participant will get personalized feedback on their work.