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Brave Speak Mastery™ Monthly

Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm PDT

Sign up monthly for Brave Speak Mastery™ and revolutionize your presence in the workplace. Say goodbye to hesitation and hello to proactive, confident communication!

Break the silence fueled by fear of saying the wrong thing by mastering the language playbook and speaking tactics used by natives. 

In this series of sessions, Dr. Rios delivers language tools and unveils thinking patterns and strategies behind effective communication in native English speakers. Delve into the “insider knowledge and communication skills” that non-native English speakers often overlook.

Brave Speak Mastery™ meets monthly, providing an intensive exploration into mastering four vital workplace communication skills: Conciseness, Assertiveness, Persuasiveness, and Improvisation.

Expertise alone is not sufficient; confidently representing it is essential to gaining credibility, reputation, and the benefits of building professional relationships——a frequently neglected aspect of long-term success in the global workplace.

Concise Communication: Unlocking Clear Thinking and Speaking

Delve into the realm of concise communication with Brave Speak Mastery™. Discover the power of clarity in both listening and speaking, ensuring your messages are succinct, impactful, and easily understood. Sharpen your thinking skills and learn to express your ideas with precision, enhancing your effectiveness in every interaction.

Assertiveness Empowerment: Mastering Difficult Conversations

Empower yourself through assertiveness training with Brave Speak Mastery™. Learn to be bold without being aggressive, firm without sounding rude, non-emotional and clear. Practice navigating difficult conversations with confidence, ensuring your voice is heard and respected in any situation.

Persuasion Mastery: Conquering Meetings and Presentations

Unveil the secrets of persuasive communication with Brave Speak Mastery™. Learn how to navigate meetings with senior management and across teams, whether speaking spontaneously or through prepared presentations. Discover the art of convincing others and winning their support for your ideas through storytelling, anecdotes and metaphors.

Improv Agility: Quick Think, Speak Bold

Incorporating improvisation into your communication toolkit is essential for navigating the unpredictable terrain of workplace interactions. Learn to think on your feet, adapt to changing circumstances, and confidently respond to unexpected challenges. With improvisation skills, you’ll enhance your ability to connect with others, build rapport, and foster collaboration, all of which are critical for career advancement in today’s dynamic professional landscape.

Session Logistics

Pay month to month for $150 for each 2-hour session (Sundays from 4:00-6:00 PM PST).

– First Session (4/21/24): 

Assertiveness: Learning to Speak Your Mind and Hold your Ground Politely yet Firmly

– Future Sessions: Tailored to Student Group Inputs, Topics Decided at End of Each Prior Session

– Meeting Schedule: Once monthly on the following dates:

1. Sunday, April 21, 2024

2. Sunday, May 19, 2024

3. Sunday, June 16, 2024

4. Sunday, July 14, 2024

5. Sunday, August 11, 2024

6. Sunday, September 8, 2024

7. Sunday, October 6, 2024

8. Sunday, November 3, 2024

9. Sunday, December 1, 2024

Brave Speak Mastery™ Monthly Charge: $150

– Participation in all 9 two-hour sessions from Brave Speak Mastery™

– Monthly offline homework assignments with personalized feedback from Dr. Rios

– Background materials to deepen understanding of each topic shared monthly

NOTE: Because this course is monthly, any cancellations will include a 10% Cancellation fee.

Endorsement 1:

I’m proud of being a student in Brave Speak class. Over the past years, I have taken many English communication trainings. This class is the most useful one.

Like many Chinese, I am living in an Asian bubble. Coach Joe Gerard has deep understanding of our challenges since he had extensive experience teaching Chinese students. He collects real world scenarios from us and provides practical solutions to our challenges.

He is good at teaching us the nuances of American English, which is not what can be easily learned from books. With the practice, I started to get used to pause, be simple and clear, which could already solve 70% of my communication issues.

I am looking forward to the year-round class which could bring me to the next level.

Endorsement 2:

I took Joe’s Brave Speak class early this year. One of the most helpful things for me from the class has been shifting the mindset from “afraid to make mistake mode” to a more a more brave and self-acceptive mode on speaking.

Joe is a master coach, especially with a deep understanding of Asian culture and psychology. Joe encourages everyone in the class to share one act of braveness during the past week in every class, so this gives everyone ample practice to speak comfortably in a safe space.

Joe’s warm and supportive teaching style has no doubt been the most instrumental in creating such a safe and comfortable space for all students to share and contribute in class. This allows everyone to participate, receive feedbacks and then practice again right in front of the classmates to help each other improve through multiple rounds of role play, reflection, ice-breaker games, and learning the example phrases to use and watching carefully selected education clips.

Every week, we will have homework, and Joe’s feedback to each homework is always very detailed and helpful. He not only comments on what we did well and what needs improvement, but he also demonstrates how he would do it and encourages us to try again and often gives multiple rounds of feedbacks on homework each week.

I highly recommend Joe to anyone who wants to improve his/her communication in both casual and work setting.

Endorsement 3:

I have been taking Joe’s Superpower Communication course for about a year. I am delighted with the positive shift in my workplace communication since participating in this course. Joe’s wealth of teaching experience, his responsiveness to individual needs, and the weekly practice assignments with his insightful feedback have been immensely valuable and have significantly influenced my communication skills. Particularly valuable was the structured spontaneous response, a practice I now incorporate into my daily professional interactions. Undoubtedly, this course has enhanced my communication proficiency, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to those looking for tangible improvements in workplace communication.

Endorsement 4:

I am very happy about my transformation in my communication after taking Joe’s course! I especially like the spontaneous talk practice work during class and Joe’s homework feedback. I have improved a lot in rhythm and intonation in my daily conversation. I am more confident to speak in formal or casual settings, for example, in group meetings and in small talk situations.
Joe is a great coach! His class is interactive, fun and very practical. I have gained a lot in this class and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to elevate in their workplace communication.

Endorsement 5:

I am immensely grateful to Joe for the remarkable improvement in my workplace communication since undertaking this course. His coaching style is characterized by clear guidance and practical insights.
One of the most valuable aspects was learning expressions that native speakers commonly use in various situations, particularly in high-stakes or challenging scenarios. This includes effectively handling disagreements, giving and receiving feedback, thinking on our feet to manage Q&A sessions and pushbacks, and communicating unpopular change announcements.
I now regularly apply these learned techniques in my professional interactions, and they have proven to be invaluable.
Joe’s teaching has significantly enriched my communication toolbox, providing me with a diverse set of skills that I can employ with confidence. The course not only taught me what to say but also how to convey messages with the right tone, intonation, pitch, and flow.
Through consistent practice during class sessions and multiple rounds of homework critique, I have honed these skills.
Undoubtedly, this course has elevated my communication abilities and bolstered my confidence in the workplace. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking concrete improvement in their communication.

Endorsement 6:

Joining Joe’s Brave Speak course has been a game-changer for me. As a professional striving to enhance my communication skills, I found this course particularly beneficial, especially for those of us from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Joe’s profound understanding of the unique challenges faced by Asian learners is unparalleled. He skillfully incorporates real-life scenarios into our sessions, making the lessons both practical and directly applicable. For instance, he uses role-playing exercises like navigating complex project planning with stakeholders or delicately managing upward with balancing the relationships among many executives. These scenarios are not only illustrative but also come with actionable strategies and insights on articulating problems and devising solutions effectively.

Moreover, Joe tailors the course content to meet the diverse needs of participants. Beyond just sharing best practices for common communication situations, he provides personalized feedback and suggestions for improvement tailored to our individual performances during assignments. This tailored approach has significantly enhanced my understanding of core concepts and helped me internalize knowledge intuitively.

The structured practice coupled with consistent, constructive feedback has greatly boosted both my confidence and proficiency in communication.

As I look forward to continuing with the year-round program, I am enthusiastic about the potential for even more profound skill development and mastery of effective communication techniques. I highly recommend Joe’s Brave Speak course to anyone determined to make substantial improvements in their communication skills.


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