Communicate with the Precision of a Fighter Pilot and the Passion of a Poet
About Chris Huet
Chris Huet is an experienced and energetic speaker, who uses his unique background to help audiences confidently connect and communicate with each other. He crafts compelling keynotes that combine story, science and poetry.
Chris is a communications coach with over thirty years’ experience in public and private sector leadership and technical and creative communication. He has led a fighter jet squadron, negotiated billion-dollar contracts and performed his poetry on stages around the world.
His unique combination of experience with technical, business and creative communication has taught him the power of words in all their forms to inform, excite and persuade others.
As well as being a fighter pilot, successful consultant and business development manager, Chris is an award-winning spoken word artist and two-time TEDx presenter.
Start your conference with one of Chris’s presentations so your attendees make the most of their networking and learning opportunities throughout the event.
I enjoyed the opportunity to learn from Chris at tonight’s session. Particularly loved the emotional connection in communication being the bridge over which our message must cross! Was insightful, authentic & delivered with commitment – thanks for the journey.
Your session was one of the best we’ve had so far in the last three years! I personally like the content as well as the interaction you got with young graduates and students. I totally agree with you we are facing one of the biggest challenges in leaders these days who don’t think about their audience before giving their message.
Thank you so much for your presentation on Thursday – it was insightful, with loads of takeaways, and incredibly practical.
Chris delivered an excellent presentation on connecting with an audience and being present when speaking to other people. The skills that he spoke about were specific, practical and realistic. Chris clearly knew and practised his subject matter in an enjoyable address.
What you will learn
Working with Chris improves your communication skills, to:
- Enhance your speaking confidence
- Be more influential and persuasive
- Increase your team’s engagement
- Improve your creativity
GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD AND INTO THE CONVERSATION
Communication happens out 'there', in the space between you and others. Too often, though, we get caught up in 'here', inside our mind. Learn how to move your communication closer to your audience, to be more connected, trusted and persuasive.
You will learn how to:
- Find the gift in every conversation
- Use your body to bring your heart and mind into the moment
- Listen for meaning and connection
- Speak with flow and add to the conversation
- Be memorable and influential
UNLEASHING YOUR INNER POET
Poets look at familiar things in new ways and share surprising connections with their audiences. Thinking like a poet sparks your creativity and originality, making your words stand out.
This keynote gives you some simple techniques to tap the power of poetry to make you more empathetic and connected. It will help you bring your ideas to life with sensory imagery and use the sounds of poetry to make your voice more distinct and memorable.
MASTERCLASSES AND FACILITATION
Using the latest approaches to adult learning, Chris shares his business experience and poetry skills to improve your ability to connect with others.
- Communication Skills
- Unleashing your Inner Poet
- Presentation Skills
Chris will work with you to develop the skills you need, with a tailored and practical coaching program. He includes both theoretical and practical work in each session, tailored to the topics you would like to work on.
Practical work can include rehearsals, role-playing or Chris's attendance at one of your speaking events.
Chris can package workshops and coaching programs for a group of leaders within your organisation.