Gregor Jeffrey

Speaker


Gregor Jeffrey

Expert on the Neuroscience of Communication

Almost everything we’ve been taught about communications is wrong. Gregor Jeffrey was on a mission to become a more effective communicator. After going through extensive training and only getting worse, he started his own research project and found the real key to successful communication — science. Using neuroscience-based research, Gregor has helped thousands of executives, leaders, and business professionals immediately increase their performance by enhancing their communication skills.

Gregor started his career in the Calgary defence sector. He has since worked in Vancouver’s high-tech sector and Silicon Valley before returning to the defence and aerospace industry. As the Founder of Jeffrey Strategic, he now uses his unique, science-based training to deliver innovative talks and workshops to organizations across North America, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits.

Gregor is also an executive lecturer at the Alberta School of Business and is often a featured speaker at TEC Executive Forums.


NeuroCommunication: The Science of Influence

In Gregor Jeffrey’s award-winning talk he will show you that there is an incredibly simple way to deliver the right information at exactly the right moment to engage each member of your audience every time you speak. Drawing on proven neuroscience, you will learn exactly what your audience needs from you when you speak in meetings, conference calls and presentations – and how to implement it immediately to achieve results.

Speaking with Confidence

Duration: 3.5hrs
Recommended for: Professionals

The best communicators work to truly understand their audience and themselves.

Many of us struggle to get our point across in meetings, presentations and conference calls. In this half-day workshop designed specifically for business professionals you will learn how to deliver the right information at exactly the right moment to engage your audience every time you speak.

You will learn how to achieve clarity of thought when you’re speaking and responding to questions in meetings. You will learn techniques for reducing nervousness and projecting a relaxed, natural presence in all communication scenarios.

Drawing on the latest research you will learn exactly what your audience needs from you when you speak – and how to implement it immediately.

Writing Effective Emails

Duration: 3.5hrs
Recommended for: Professionals

The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.
— George Bernard Shaw

In this highly interactive workshop you will learn why emails are often misinterpreted or misunderstood. You will be introduced to an innovative neuroscience-based methodology to show you how different readers process your emails – and you will learn how to write clear, concise, compelling emails in less time.

You will be given tools and techniques to develop a consistent writing style that uses simple, powerful language to engage your readers. Throughout the workshop you will study samples, work on your own emails, and receive individual feedback and guidance on your writing.

Self-Awareness Through Science

Duration: 3.5hrs
Recommended for: Professionals, leaders and executives

Neuroscience shows that we each process information in very unique ways – in fast-paced work environments these differences can cause tension and conflict. When these differences are understood and supported it creates an energizing environment where we each operate at our best.

Self-Awareness Through Science explains and reveals individual thinking and behavioural preferences in a highly experiential and interactive setting. It’s a science-based, results-driven session focused on using the unique Emergenetics Profile to increase self-awareness and build more effective teams and working relationships.

Participants will discover how neurological preferences drive our cognition and interactions. By understanding the interplay between the fixed neurological preferences and the more flexible behavioural preferences, participants will learn to leverage their own strengths and develop awareness of what others bring to the table.

Using the science of cognitive diversity, you’ll discover how harnessing diverse perspectives can immediately improve team communication and collaboration. A challenging case study exercise will illustrate how participants can leverage their unique neurological profile to solve complex business problems while developing a deeper awareness of others.

Each participant will have access to the Emergenetics+ app where the group can share their profiles and access additional tools for increasing self and situational awareness.

Presenting with Influence for Executives

Duration: 3.5hrs
Recommended for: Senior Leaders and Executives

97% of senior leaders surveyed across North America view presenting well as critical to business success – and 96% want to get better at it.

DISCOVER THE REAL ISSUES WITH YOUR PRESENTATIONS
The key to performance improvement is accurately identifying the issues – however, a survey of senior leaders across North America shows that most executives are focusing on the wrong issues in their presentations. In this highly interactive workshop you will discover what the real issues are and how you can immediately address them.

UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT YOUR AUDIENCE NEEDS FROM YOU
Each member of your audience processes information and makes decisions in very different ways. Using brain research and cognitive psychology, this workshop will introduce new ways of understanding how your audience thinks and exactly what they need from you every time you speak.

 INCREASE YOUR POWER AND PRESENCE
Even the most interesting content must be delivered in a way that engages all types of audiences. By challenging outdated research on non-verbal communication you will see that making minor changes to your delivery style can substantially increase your ability to connect with your audience and inspire action.

Connecting Through Listening

Duration: 3.5hrs
Recommended for: Professionals and leaders

 Listening is the most fundamental component of interpersonal communication skills – and for many of us, it’s the most challenging. How you listen has a major impact on your effectiveness in your role and on your ability to successfully build relationships with your team, your peers and your leaders.

In this highly interactive workshop you will learn advanced listening techniques to connect with diverse audiences – even in the most challenging communication scenarios.

You will learn how to create a environments that encourage communication and how to sustain interest and mental focus. You will have the opportunity to practice and refine your listening skills in small group settings and will receive guidance and detailed feedback.

Connecting Through Listening is the training program of choice for Enbridge University across North America.

Presenting with Influence

Duration: 7.5hrs
Recommended for: Leaders

Presenting is a true management discipline based in science.

Presenting is not an innate talent, but rather an acquired skill that can be learned and mastered. In this highly interactive session you will discover how an innovative scientific approach to communication will help you to consistently engage diverse audiences and achieve results every time you speak.

Presenting with Influence is a one-day workshop for leaders who present in meetings, on conference calls or in high-profile scenarios. Using neuroscience, you will see that there is an incredibly simple way to deliver the right information at exactly the right moment to engage each member of your audience.

The session will also address long-standing myths about non-verbal communication. For decades, it has been claimed that over 90% of communication is non-verbal – this data is completely false and has resulted in an emphasis on awkward, inauthentic body language. Drawing on the latest research, you will learn exactly what your audience needs from you when you present – and how to implement it immediately. To prove the effectiveness of this approach, examples and video feedback will help you to make minor changes to your delivery style that will dramatically increase your power and presence.

Presenting with Influence is the training program of choice for Enbridge University and the Canadian Tire Triangle Learning Academy.

Writing with Influence

Duration: 7.5hrs
Recommended for: Leaders

An otherwise talented person who doesn’t write well works at a disadvantage.

At all levels of an organization, ideas, strategies and key decisions are conveyed through written communication. The ability to write emails, reports and online content in a way that engages diverse audiences and inspires action is a critical business skill.

Writing with Influence is a one-day workshop that shows participants how to efficiently plan and produce clear, concise, compelling deliverables every time they write.

Throughout this highly interactive session participants work on actual company documents and receive feedback and guidance on their writing. Participants are introduced to an innovative neuroscience-based methodology and are provided with practical tools for continuous improvement and sustained learning.

Writing with Influence is the training program of choice for Enbridge University across North America.

Communicating with Influence for Women

Duration: 7.5hrs
Recommended for: Women in leadership and professional roles

A one-day workshop for women in leadership and professional roles

To communicate with influence, you must understand exactly what your audience needs from you.

In this unique one-day workshop you will learn how our communication is driven by our neurological preferences – and you will learn specific techniques to overcome your neurological bias and engage diverse audiences every time you speak.

You will be introduced to current research that highlights the unique communication challenges faced by women in complex corporate environments – and you will learn how to increase your communication effectiveness without changing who you are.

The session will also address long-standing fallacies about non-verbal communication. For decades, it has been claimed that over 90% of communication is non-verbal – this data is completely false and has resulted in an emphasis on awkward, inauthentic body language. Drawing on the latest research, you will learn exactly what your audience needs from you when you speak – and how to implement it immediately. To prove the effectiveness of this approach, examples and video feedback will help you to make minor changes to your delivery style that will dramatically increase your power and presence.

Communicating with Influence for Women is the training program of choice for Enbridge Inc. and is delivered to Women@Enbridge and Women In Engineering groups across North America.