Become a Rising Star at the AACD Educators Academy Workshop

The AACD Educators Academy is looking for new voices… fresh faces… fresh ideas about the clinical and practice development aspects of cosmetic dentistry. It’s about discovering and coaching “Rising Stars” of the dental industry.

The AACD Educators Academy is suitable for all members of the dental profession; dentists, office team members, laboratory professionals, and members of the dental trade industry, who want to make education a bigger part of their career. This includes individuals who currently teach and want to advance their skills as well as those who are new to teaching.
Why the Educators Academy?

The AACD Educators Academy is a growth opportunity for you. Whether you’re an up-and-coming or established educator, this workshop will help you take the next steps to leading the educational events of the AACD. 
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Day One
Day One focuses on getting you comfortable in front of an audience. You’ll learn presentation design and the foundational principles of adult learning and instructional design. You’ll discover what the best presenters do and what big mistakes to avoid.
Topics Include:
The Spectrum of Appeal™ – Assemble presentations in half the time with twice the impact
Peak, then Point™ – Synchronize your most interesting moments with your most important content
The Focus/Fear Cycle™ – Learn to avoid presentation anxiety (stage fright) and become comfortable in front of any audience
Day Two
Day Two is about practicing techniques that will improve your speaking style and delivery. You’ll present from the front of the room and be personally coached to bring out your best.
Topics Include:
StorySelling® – Practice the five steps to telling great stories, making your message compelling and unforgettable
The Speech of 25™ – Experience a simple method for rehearsing your presentations giving it a natural look, sound, and feel
A Picture and a Thousand Words™ – Learn, in two short minutes, a method that ensures you’ll never forget what to say
Day Three
Day Three puts it all together. You’ll give a short presentation combining everything you learned about intelligent presentation design, confident delivery, and great storytelling. This presentation will be videotaped for your review at home.
Post Workshop Activity
Approximately one month following the workshop is a telephone conference call among all attendees. This call is to reinforce the workshop principles, determine attendee’s success with what they’ve learned, and help advance the attendee along their developmental path.
Our next Educators Academy Training will be held October 23 - 25, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Nigeul in Dana Point, Calif.