What is the Ovson Method?
A Speaking Method that Allows You to Be Yourself
Imagine being at your best when you present yourself, or negotiate, or deal with conflict. Imagine feeling confident and assured, with good posture and movement, excellent diction, and compelling content. Feeling powerful, comfortable, and confident when you speak up in a meeting or make a presentation is the first step to meeting your goals.
The Ovson Method starts with a personal transformation process for participants in our Essential Public Speaking Trainings. These interactive training intensives will transform your speaking abilities in as little as one day.
The Three Pillars of Public Speaking
At Ovson, we consider your audience – and their reaction to your presentation – to be the roof of an edifice that represents your entire presentation and its aftermath. How is this roof supported? By three pillars that make or break your success as a presenter:
While many presenters focus exclusively on the quality of their content (the second pillar in the Ovson Method), you need all three of these pillars to be successful. And, these three pillars are supported by a foundation that represents your interior dialogue and self-reflection. This foundation’s strength is determined by your self-awareness and self-confidence.
The Ovson Method builds up your personal foundation, formulates your personal speaking style, shows you exactly how to choose your content, and gives you a structure to put it all together. This process creates maximum impact on your audience.
Not only did I get a lot out of the session, but also I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone. You made me work and I had a great time doing it. Thank you very much.
The Ovson Learning Environment
As performers, educators, and business people, we understand and believe that greater self-knowledge leads to personal transformation. And we know and believe that effective leaders must invest some time and energy toward that goal. Our programs are intensive and oriented to help you learn in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
As we often say at Ovson, “Humor is serious business.” Humor, and the willingness to be yourself, creates a learning environment in which everyone learns more quickly, efficiently, and effectively. Even when dealing with serious topics, we take a light-hearted approach to our interactions with participants in our trainings. We foster a learning environment where you are encouraged to have fun, take chances, push past your own barriers, and uncover the great communicator hidden inside you.
At Ovson trainings, you won’t just sit and take notes or read PowerPoint slides. You will engage in hands-on activities, answer thoughtful questions, and practice specific presentation skills. You will be videotaped and coached by speaking professionals. Each step is a carefully designed component of the Ovson Method that permanently embeds concepts and processes into your thinking and your skill set.
We embrace this age-old wisdom: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
Having a Dramatic Impact on Your Audience
We believe that it isn’t just simply communicating your ideas that matters. It’s the ability to connect authentically with the thoughts and feelings of others that gets you the results you’re looking for. We believe that – whatever role you are in – how you show up, how you connect, how you negotiate and deal with conflict, how you listen, speak, and act creates the impact you have on others.
Who are the communicators that have the most dramatic impact on their listeners? Performing artists like actors, dancers, comedians,and musicians. We won’t transform you into a professional performing artist, but we will use the transformative processes employed in the performing arts to make you an effective and trustworthy speaker who audiences will want to pay attention to.
Our Goals for Ovson Clients