Welcome to Krystal Klear
Do you want to learn how to communicate with more clarity and power?
Do you want to leave your audience with lasting impact and inspiration?
Do you want to better enroll your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then Krystal Klear is for you.
The curriculum in Krystal Klear is designed to unlock your full communication ability and allow you to present with the maximum amount of power, congruency and clarity and leave a lasting impact on every audience to whom you present. The exercises in Krystal Klear cover a wide range of communication aspects such as: tonality, body language and word choice. These exercises fully immerse you in the content, allowing you to leave with a deep understanding of body mechanics, stage anchoring and many more invaluable presentation skills.
Whether you are an established speaker or are just beginning the journey, Krystal Klear will give you a wide range of tools to allow you to take your message out, deliver it with crystal clarity and leave a lasting impact on your students.
Like all of Frontier Trainings’ speaker certification courses, Krystal Klear is direct, to the point and implementation based so that once you leave the training room, you will immediately notice a difference in the style and effectiveness of your communication.
So come and join us and see why so many people are raving about this incredible, life-changing event.
Clinton Swaine, Founder – Frontier Trainings
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” This is one of our core philosophies. In the speaking industry, there is no glass ceiling; no one has yet reached the pinnacle of potential. This raises the question: How good can we get? We find that feedback is the fastest way for us to grow. Yes, we can critique ourselves, but by purely relying on this we miss many fine distinctions that can make all the difference. Since the start of Frontier, we have spent over 10,000 hours working on stage, during this time we have adopted the mindset of being in a state of constant and never-ending improvement, always being hungry for feedback. Because of this, our growth has been exponential. During this course, we will give you clear, direct, immediately applicable feedback so that you can see those fine distinctions and grow at the fastest rate possible.
FULL BODY COMMUNICATION (F.B.C.)
It is said that “Actions speak louder than words”, this idea rings especially true when presenting on stage. One study performed by Albert Mehrabian concluded that words make up only about 7% of our over all communication, 38% is tonality and 55% is body language. Most speakers however, do only that — speak. By only using words, you loose 93% of your communication ability. Our bodies are one of the most powerful tools that we can use to communicate our message, so how can we use them effectively? — Through Full Body Communication. This is utilizing every facial expression and motion to its full potential. By weaving full body communication into your presentation, you not only mesmerize and captivate, you also engage every learning style so that your message is fully absorbed by each and every member of your audience.
Are you aware of what you are communicating? As odd as this concept may sound, many speakers are not. Their words are communicating one thing, while their actions are communicating another. As speakers, our credibility is heavily impacted by how congruent we are on stage. Many speakers are not aware of their incongruities but whether they are conscious of it or not, audience members can sense these mismatches and it creates a sense of distrust. By being aware of these and learning how to prevent them, we automatically boost our credibility in the eyes of our audience and become much more connected and enrolling.
The stage is a blank canvas on which we, as speakers, can paint anything we choose. Whether we are telling a story or ingraining a lesson into the minds of our audience; when one knows how to use the stage effectively, the outcome can be magical. There are 5 types of stage anchoring:
- Timeline – Past, present and future
- Ordinal – A list or order of points
- Regional – Specific emotions or lessons tied to various regions
- Interactive – Motions are used to create and interact with objects
- Multi-stage – The stage is reset and re-anchored multiple times
Each type has it’s own unique purpose and when used properly, allows your message to be absorbed and retained by your audience on a profound level; the lessons can then be easily recalled by moving or referring to a section of the stage that has been anchored to a lesson or point.
The Powerful Postures, derived from the Satir Categories, are a set of six postures that can be used to evoke emotions, change perceptions, remove filters and drive your message deep. Each is extracted from an archetypical pose that evokes a specific emotion or reaction. The six postures are:
- Blamer – Archetypical male posture. It is powerful, stern & direct. It bypasses filters directly to the unconscious.
- Placater – Archetypical female posture. It is open, vulnerable & connected. It pulls at heartstrings and gets buy-in.
- Computer – Fact-driven, this posture adds credibility and the perception of expertise.
- Defender – Deflects negative energy or objections.
- Leveler – Lays down the law, leaves no room for negotiation
- Preacher – Archetypical evangelist preacher posture. Bypasses the unconscious and communicates as if every word is fact.
Tonality plays a large role in engaging your audience and keeping their attention for long periods of time. As previously mentioned, 38% of over-all communication is tonality. When used effectively, tonality can enroll and move an audience in ways which words alone cannot do. For this section, we model Martin Luther King Jr. and his speech — ‘I Have A Dream’. This speech has been called one of the greatest of all time, when given, it moved an entire nation into action and continues to inspire and uplift millions. King was a master of using contrast, cadence and his full vocal range to evoke emotions. When you can unlock your tonality and weave it in with the rest of your presentation, you are well on your way to unleashing 100% of your communication ability.
Suggestopedia is a set of six ‘Accelerated Learning Techniques’ which you can use to actively engage an audience with your material getting them to instantly absorb key points. These six are easy to execute and when done properly get immediate, clear responses from your audience. When an audience is consistently being called upon to repeat sections of material, their inherent desire to know the answers or be ‘right’ is triggered, as a result their minds stay alert and focused because they do not know when they will next be called upon. The six techniques are:
- Enrolling Question
- Repetitive Fill
- Pointed Response
- Command Response
- Hanging Response
- Fill in the blank
We use many of these techniques in our training room on a regular basis and as a result, the material is so well ingrained we have students repeating our material back to us years later.
HYPNOTIC LANGUAGE PATTERNS (H.L.P.)
Hypnotic Language Patterns are a form of Neuro-Linguistic Programming used to bypass the conscious mind, empower your audience and move them through issues or objections that arise. In this course, we focus on three types of H.L.P. which are easy to implement and designed to immerse your audience more fully into your content and empower them further towards their greatness. These three seemingly simple language patterns are incredibly powerful and impactful and when implemented properly, can transform your presentation.
Group Dynamics are the mechanics of how one facilitates their interaction with an audience. (Q&A, concerns, acknowledgement etc.) Group Dynamics will show you how to: involve an audience in asking questions; stay connected to the whole audience while specifically addressing a single person; properly acknowledge the members of your audience for their participation and many more invaluable audience interaction techniques.
Many of the exercises in Krystal Klear are designed to stimulate your creativity, allow you to unleash it and embrace fun and spontaneity. As speakers, we don’t always know what will come up in the room; having the ability to be creative and playful with your audience gives you an incredible amount of flexibility and allows you to rapidly build a deeper rapport.
Story telling is one of the methods we will use to stimulate your creativity. Story telling is a powerful tool for inductive teaching as well as a fun way to keep your audience engaged and enrolled throughout your presentation. You will use your whole body as a communication tool, using massive motions to mesmerize, stage anchoring and assuming various characters. This section will also address the idea of visual stacking, an incredibly effective way to memorize a presentation and be able to recall it instantly and effortlessly while presenting.
Doors opening and closing, babies crying, airplanes flying overhead, mobile phones ringing… Experiencing any of these distractions while presenting can be incredibly frustrating — unless you know how how to utilize them. Utilization is the ability to turn distractions into enhancements. When you can seamlessly weave a sound or distraction into your presentation, the student’s minds are allowed to address it, release it and refocus their attention on your presentation; often if a distraction goes unaddressed, minds begin to wander and tune out the presenter. Utilization is a skill that will allow you to keep attention focused on the value you have to share, as well as giving the appearance that you have the ability to make airplanes take off at your leisure, simply enhance your presentation.