Toastmasters International

District 91 Spring Conference 2021

Learn, Grow, Inspire Together #ShapingTomorrow

In the Line of Fire.
How to Answer Tough Questions and Overcome Resistance.

Everyone has to face tricky questions in one form or another. You may get under attack of a negative audience as a public speaker or have your employer, interviewer, or client get really harsh at you. Your ability to answer this sort of verbal attacks is similar to martial arts. This workshop will help you win the war. You will act more confidently in critical situations where your answer becomes “the question of life or death”.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Use time-proof techniques to prevent any aggression against you
  • Maintain internal balance, stay cool on the “hot seat”
  • Understand what really stands behind a tough question
  • Handle any attack in a way that it strengthens your public reputation.

Also, you will see examples of the best (and the worst) verbal reactions to attacks in the public domain – from Vladimir Putin to Barack Obama to British leaders of business and politics. You will also get free access to the video course by the author Sergey Kuzin, so be prepared for the double value!

Presenter: Sergey Kuzin

PhD, member of National Speakers Association (NSA), professional speaker and business trainer.

Key areas of expertise:

Public speaking, media training, personal image-building, business presentations, public communications in business and politics.

Sergey delivered 1000+ programs in public speaking and business communications skills all over Russia, Europe and US. Mr Kuzin’s doctoral paper was devoted to the first televised Nixon-Kennedy debates (University of Iowa, 2006). His books “Media Man (2011), “101 tips on answering tough questions” (2012) and “In the Line of Fire” (2016) became best-selling in Russia. His client list includes State Duma Deputies, federal ministers, city mayors as well as top managers of the leading international businesses such as Nissan, Sberbank, PwC, KPMG, Caterpillar, SAP, Alcatel-Lucent, Schlumberger, OTIS, Raiffeisen Bank, Deutsche Bank, Unicredit Bank, BSGV, Fitch Rating, EU Commission, TGI Friday’s, Rising Star Media, ViiV Healthcare, Nycomed, Polpharma, Bayer, MSD, STADA, Mars, JTI, BAT, DEPO Computers, Amway, OZON, PepsiCo, LG Electronics, Gazprom-Neft, TNK-BP, X5 Retail Group, Norilsky Nickel, Sollers, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Landrover, Volvo, etc.

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