MBA alumni learn the value of telling stories when doing business
AUT's MBA alumni learnt how to employ communication skills to create a strong and lasting presence in the workplace, at a recent networking event. Guest speaker Maggie Eyre, the Director of Fresh Eyre, a niche training company that specialises in teaching presentation and media skills, gave her top tips on how to create presence at work, particularly when giving speeches.
Hosted by the Business School and the Alumni team, the event also provided alumni with a key opportunity to network, something AUT's MBA alumni have cited as a high priority.
Ken Lee, Director MBA and Professional Masters said: "We want to help our alumni update their industry knowledge, grow their life experience and improve on their personal and professional skills. A workshop with Maggie, who offers expert advice on communication skills in the workplace, is one of the ways in which we can do this."
"Our graduates are our ambassadors so holding dedicated events also helps maintain that sense of connection to AUT," Sam Mickell, Director of Alumni Relations added.
Maggie's top tips - creating presence
"Stories are gold and are nearly always the most memorable part of a speech. Be confident telling them, use your own language and bring them to life. If the audience can relate to your stories, they will connect with you," Maggie said.
Here are some of Maggie's tips to create presence when giving a speech.