College Courses

Workshops listed in chronological order:

The Power and Art of Confident Communication

"The art of communication is the language of leadership."
- James Humes

Research shows possessing strong communication skills can make a critical difference in your professional and personal success. In today's competitive and challenging world, it's more important than ever to acquire the necessary know-how to succeed. Come to this practical workshop and learn how you can become a more confident communicator!

You will learn:

  • Seven powerful people and problem solving skills.
  • Ways to stay cool and poised under pressure.
  • How to manage and reduce your negative thoughts and emotions.
  • The secret to accessing your most natural and confident tone of voice.
  • Body language that commands attention and respect.
  • Ways to enhance your professional and personal charisma.

Tentatively scheduled:

Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 from 9am-noon @ College of San Mateo. Tuition $49. Limited seating. To register, click here.

Effective Presentation, Meeting, and Phone Conference Skills

Did you know that public speaking is the #1 fear in America? The good news is that you can increase not only your presentation confidence, but also meeting and telephone savvy by following a few helpful tips. Come to this informative session and find out how to enhance your presentation, meeting, and telephone charisma!

You will learn:

  • Five tips to reduce your public speaking anxiety.
  • Ten ways to increase your presentation confidence.
  • How to make a great impression in the first minute.
  • Essential voice and body language for presentation & meeting success.
  • The key to setting the tone and turning weaknesses into strengths.
  • How to prepare for tough questions and unexpected moments.
  • Five ways to stand out and be recognized at meetings.
  • How to instantly boost your vocal power on the phone.

Two Sections Tentatively scheduled:

Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 from 1-4pm @ College of San Mateo. Tuition $49. Limited seating. To register, click here.

Saturday, April. 19, 2014 from 1-3pm @ DeAnza College. Tuition $39. Limited seating. To register, click here.

How to Handle Difficult People Successfully

Most of us encounter unreasonable people in our lives. We may be stuck with a difficult individual at work or at home. Its easy to let a challenging person affect us and ruin our day. What are some of the keys to empowering yourself in these situations? Come to this workshop and pick up some great tips on how to successfully handle unreasonable and difficult people.

You will learn:

  • Keys to gaining cooperation and respect.
  • Techniques to stay cool under pressure.
  • Five powerful ways to reposition yourself from reactive to proactive.
  • Four indispensable assertive communication skills.
  • How to use constructive influence to change difficult behavior.
  • Strategies for dealing with five difficult personality types.

Tentatively scheduled:

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 from 9am-noon @ College of San Mateo. Tuition $49. Limited seating. To register, click here.

How to Get What You Want with Soft Power

Are you someone aspiring to greater communication effectiveness? Do you have the best possible relations with people at home and work? Would you like to be more assertive? Come to this dynamic course and learn how you too can get what you want with soft power.

You will learn:

  • How soft power is essential to one's personal and professional success.
  • Four critical effective communication skills you can use to get what you want.
  • Seven ways to say "no" diplomatically and maintain good relations.
  • Ways to communicate and be treated with respect.
  • Four indispensable keys to understanding others, mastering positive influence, and attaining desirable results.

Two Sections Tentatively scheduled:

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 from 1-4pm @ College of San Mateo. Tuition $49. Limited seating. To register, click here.

Saturday, April. 19, 2014 from 9am-noon @ DeAnza College. Tuition $59. Limited seating. To register, click here.

The Secret Meaning of Body Language

Have you ever wondered what others are really thinking or feeling behind the words they say? For years, body language has been used by law enforcement and trial attorneys to obtain vital information. In this presentation, learn how you too can recognize the "truth" behind body language.

You will learn:

  • "Signatures" which affect success and promotion.
  • How eyes are truly windows to the soul.
  • Keys to establishing a winning, confident impression.
  • How a handshake can reveal a person's true intentions.
  • Five ways to detect possible deception.
  • Three non-verbal cues to neutralize size and height disadvantage.
  • How to access short-term memory in an instant.
  • Confident gestures for meetings and presentations.

Tentatively scheduled:

Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014 from 9am-noon @ Skyline College. Tuition $49. Limited seating. To register, click here.

Communication Success for Female Professionals: The Seven "Must Knows"

Please note: This presentation is an overview of the topic only. A full, one-day intensive will be offered in the future. Details will be posted on this page.

Are you a female professional looking to improve your communication skills? Do you have difficulties getting your message across assertively? Would you like to develop your leadership potential? This workshop will provide some great tips on how you too can gain the communication confidence needed for that certain situation.

Highlights include:

  • Seven keys to bridging the 25% gender income gap
  • Essential assertive people and problem solving skills
  • Discover your best, "promotable" tone of voice
  • Six keys to speaking with confidence
  • Secrets of successful professional networking
  • How to negotiate anything: salary, promotion, perks...
  • Professional image secrets of highly successful women-and how you can use them
  • Dress for success if you wish to receive a professional image analysis

Next workshop TBA.

How to Succeed in Interviews: Eight Winning Strategies

Did you know most jobs are not offered to the most qualified, but to the one who interviewed best? In this competitive job market, it's more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. Come to this hands-on workshop and learn how to develop the confidence, poise, and communication skills necessary to achieve interview success.

You will learn:

  • Six ways to establish a winning first impression.
  • How to prepare for over twenty of the most common and difficult questions.
  • Turning your weaknesses into strengths.
  • Five keys to successful salary negotiation.
  • Winning words, tone, attire, and body language.
  • How to master the two most difficult moments.
  • Dress for interview if you wish to receive a professional image analysis. Bring copy of your current resume.

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The Promotable Leader: Eight Success Strategies

Are you a professional aspiring to greater career success? Do you receive recognition for your contributions as well as your potential? Would you like to enhance your professional image and leadership charisma? Come to this practical course and learn how you too can be a promotable leader.

You will learn:

  • The eight "must knows" of leadership development.
  • How to strategically plan your career success.
  • The four most "promotable" skills you can possess.
  • Ways to create a dynamic professional presence.
  • Essential keys to people and problem solving skills.
  • How to avoid the four most common office networking pitfalls.
  • Six office networking essentials.

Next workshop TBA.

Secrets of Successful Office Networking

In every organization, there's a formal and an informal organizational chart. The formal chart shows the hierarchy of employees. The informal chart reflects the network and influence of each employee within the organization. Come to this invaluable workshop and learn how you too can expand your professional influence through Successful Office Networking and Navigating Politics.

Highlights include:

  • Five strategies to stand out & move up.
  • Ways to communicate effectively with your manager.
  • How to create a winning professional impression.
  • How to avoid the most common networking pitfalls.
  • Ten office networking essentials.

Next workshop TBA.

Communication Success and Challenges for Asian American Professionals

Are you an Asian American professional looking to improve your communication skills? Would you like to take your leadership ability to the next level? Come to this presentation and learn some great tips on how you too can gain the communication savvy necessary for greater professional success.

You will learn:

  • Five leadership skills to breaking the bamboo/glass ceiling
  • Communication differences between East and West
  • Three keys to communication success in the U.S.
  • Winning people and problem solving skills
  • Identifying your best, "promotable" tone of voice
  • Creating a winning professional impression
  • Keys to office networking success

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Voice and Pronunciation Improvement for Your Success

Do you like the sound of your voice? Does your speech projection benefit or hurt you in your career? Would you like to access your strongest and most attractive sounding voice? Do you have a foreign or regional accent you wish to correct? Come to this "hands-on" workshop and learn how you too can access your best, "promotable" voice.

You will learn:

  • The relationship between voice success and career success.
  • How your tone can reveal your psychological weaknesses to others.
  • Common voice deficiencies for women and men.
  • How to command instant attention and stop being interrupted.
  • Ways to reduce foreign accent in just minutes.
  • How to access your strongest, most attractive voice.

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Relationship Communication

What makes a great relationship? How can we improve communication with those we care about? Come to this informative workshop and pick up some great tips to enhance your relationship success. Join Professor of Communication Studies Preston Ni as he shares with you critical communication skills for the development, nourishment, repair, and strengthening of interpersonal ties. If you're currently in a satisfying relationship, this workshop will provide a spark and vitalize your partnership even further. If your relationship is in distress, this course will offer the necessary communication tools to begin re-connecting and healing. This workshop is for couples, singles, family members, and friends. The only prerequisite is a willingness to improve communication.

Highlights include:

  • How to quickly unlearn four of the most destructive communication habits that ruin relationships.
  • Four ways to improve compatibility and enhance intimacy.
  • Essential interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Ways to utilize personality-based communication to transform your relationship.
  • Seven predictors of long term relationship success - and how to apply them.

Next workshop TBA.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 from 1-4pm @ College of San Mateo. Tuition $49. Limited seating. To register, click here.

Winning People Skills

Research shows possessing excellent communication skills can make a critical difference in your professional and personal success. In today's complex and challenging world, it's more important than ever to acquire the necessary skills to get ahead. Come to this informative and practical seminar and learn how you too can master Winning People Skills.

You will learn:

  • Three indispensable "musts" to dramatically increase your communication success.
  • Difference makers in pay and advancement.
  • How to use charismatic body language like a pro.
  • Seven signals you can use to convey power and confidence.
  • How to project your speech to gain attention and respect.
  • Twelve keys to establishing excellent people and problem solving skills.

Next workshop TBA.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Leadership Communication Success for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Professionals

Are you an AAPI professional aspiring to greater career success? Do you receive recognition for your contributions as well as your potential? Would you like to enhance your professional image and leadership capability? Come to this dynamic workshop and learn how you too can be a promotable leader.

Key Takeaways:

  • Three keys to leadership communication success in the U.S.
  • Five ways to breaking the glass ceiling.
  • Common communication challenges for AAPIs - and how to overcome them.
  • The four most "promotable" skills you can possess.
  • How to create a confident, dynamic professional presence.
  • Essential keys to people and problem solving skills.
  • The six "must knows" of AAPI leadership development.

Next workshop TBA.