June 25, 2017

Masterclass and Workshops

"If you don't have the gift of gab, all you need is the Gift of Guru"

A firm believer that communication skills can never be overvalued, Saby is dedicated to share how to speak like everybody is listening. He develops and provides communication training for a variety of audiences, from corporate to non-profit and from beginners to professionals. Enhancing skill, confidence, and fun is always the objective!

Signature Masterclass and Workshops

Voice of a Leader

Every leader wants to speak like command, authority and confidence. But just being a leader is not enough to get the respect. As a speaker your words should reflect power, body language should depict confidence and your presentation should create impact. When you do the above you can roar like a lion with confidence on stage.

What is in the program?

Handmade Techniques on powerful speaking

  • Learn to structure the content logically
  • Methods of powerful delivery of a content
  • Use body language and voice for impact
  • Intense practice session with feedback

After the session you will be able to:

  • Speak with confidence and impact like a leader
  • Logically structure critical contents
  • Control nervousness and mood
  • Convince and persuade with your speech
  • Won’t be scared of speaking in public

Enhance Leadership through feedback

Giving feedback is one of the key qualities that make or break a leader. or more general: that makes or breaks progress. Provided well, feedback strengthens performance and relationships. Provided poorly, feedback hampers both the giver and receiver and is counterproductive. The art is to be honest and explicit yet appreciative and constructive. In this workshop you will learn how to verbalize your observations into feedback that will be heard, appreciated, and acted upon.

What is in the program?

  • Learn different styles of giving feedback to colleagues
  • Learn the structure of a good feedback
  • Tools to control uncomfortable situation during feedback
  • How to change confrontational situation into constructive one
  • Bring across the point respectfully yet effectively

After the session you will be able to:

  • Give effective and useful feedback
  • Feel confident on your content
  • Will be able to use the right emotions during the talk
  • Be constructive
  • Motivate other in your team

Pitch and Sell your idea

You have a brilliant idea how to sell or improve your product, service, or process. Now you find yourself facing this truism: 'A thought becomes an idea when it is backed by a vision. An idea becomes a dream when it is backed by a vision. A dream becomes a plan when its backed by a deadline. A plan becomes a reality when it is backed by support.'

To realize this last step you need to convince others around you to buy your idea and support you in its realization. In this workshop, I guide you on the journey from thought to plan by sharing Saby's Six Step Approach to Selling and pitching Ideas.

What is in the program?

  • Method on how to pitch your idea
  • Learn how to grab the audience
  • Techniques on how to creative interest and sell your idea
  • How to sound convincing

After the session you will be able to:

  • Confidently and proudly present your idea
  • Able to structure key points in less than 2 mins
  • Learn how to connect with your audience
  • Make effective sales through perfect pitching

I have known Saby for few years since my journey to the World Championship of Public Speaking. I remember very well when Saby was speaking at the Speech Evaluation Contest in Porto. His precise and affectionate way of giving feedback made me eager to pay close attention to what Saby had to say. I was so happy when Saby offered his wisdom and experience to help me with my own speech. During my preparation for the World Championship I was glad to have Saby by my side: Not only an evaluator but a friend, who is willing and able to express his recommendations in a helpful and truthful way. He can motivate a speaker, give constructive feedback and come up with some gem of lines and humor that can add spark to a speech. I fully endorse Saby as a speech coach. His observant quality with skillful intelligence and empathy for a speaker makes Saby a mentor that everybody will want to have and can benefit from.
Dr. Thomas Rose
Managing Director|Tolle-Nachricht.DE |Cologne| Germany
Saby’s Master Class at Uva was equally useful and entertaining. He has a confident appearance, a well-structured message and a casual still thought-out scenario which provided us with theoretical background but also left room to exercise and present the newly acquired story-telling methods. Saby’s sense of humor, improvisation skills and interactions with the group contributed greatly to the positive atmosphere of the workshop. For me personally this class confirmed the importance and necessity of improving my presentation skills, listening to my classmate’s speeches made me aware of the common mistakes and by Saby’s feedbacks we learned how we can avoid or correct them. Most important learning points were the short methods he presented. Since then I pay more attention to the speeches of my colleagues and actually already spotted some of the methods by presentations given by senior managers at my company.
Alexandra Kecskes
Assistant Vice President|Citi Bank|Amsterdam| Netherlands
Saby helped me to develop the storytelling competencies of the students in my class. Storytelling can be perceived as a hard to master skill. Saby managed to demystify this skill by breaking it down into logical steps and comprehensible frameworks. Through his structured approach and pleasant appearance, he engaged the students to start practicing and applying the lessons learned. His teaching and coaching has definitely increased the quality of the students’ work. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as a lecturer and coach in storytelling and public speaking.
Joep Maas
Lecturer and science-business expert| Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam| Amsterdam| Netherlands
When it comes to speech contests, Saby is the right person to have next to you. I had the pleasure of being coached by Saby during the Toastmasters International Speech contest. Thanks to his precious advice and his unique way of motivating people I found myself competing at the highest level in the Netherlands. A wonderful experience with a talented profession that has a 360-degree vision in this field. I recommend Saby to anyone that wants to achieve a goal in public speaking
Marco La Russa
Senior Microbiologist |AlgaSpring| Almere| The Netherlands

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