Assertive verbal

As lecturers, we need to consider how to perform the content of our teaching in a way that attracts attention and commitment from the students. 

From the sound of our voice and the signals from our body language, our listeners will make judgments about our attitude, personality, our sincerity, and credibility.  

Within a few seconds, the listener subconsciously decides to listen or not, to get involved and take action or not. If we can´t manage these skills, the listeners might get confused, make a wrong interpretation or “check out” mentally. 

In this active, hands-on workshop, you will learn to steer the voice, mindset, and body language, in the right direction to make an impact.  

Any oral communication involves the voice, but most people are not aware of how the voice produces sound and how to use the “special effects” that give the words the interpretation the speaker wants to deliver. 

Body language  
Our body language is like an open book, it is important that we are present when teaching, to connect our body – language with the content taught to get it aligned. You will get simple tips on how to get natural, positive, and powerful body language that matches your personality. 

Feeling good  
Being aware of how to cope with nervousness, and find your power, presence, and engagement, it´s all about mind, body, and respiration. 

The extra spices  
Creating great starts and endings are essential – as well as using silence and pausing to learn the tricks.  

Preparation: Please prepare a short introduction of yourself approximately 2 minutes. You will get further information when signed up for the course. 

Target group
All teachers who are interested in learning how to use their voice: 

– Improve your voice skills, get rid of voice problems like mumbling, speaking too fast, tired voice, no volume 

All teachers who are interested in getting introduced to how you: 

– Get great using nonverbal communication skills and light up your assertiveness 

– Ignite yourself, feeling confident, engaging, present, and having a good time teaching 

– Get a natural yet powerful body language and posture 

– Take the floor with solid and easy tricks 

Intended learning outcomes
After the course, you can use your assertiveness and teaching ability by: 

– Be aware that voice, body language, posture, facial expression, feeling good, and being present, go together 

– Know how to use the 6 start-up checkpoints 

– Get an expressive voice and how to speak inspiring and variated, using pitch, rhythm, tempo, timbre, tone, volume, and the power of silence and pausing 

– Use your body language and posture in a natural way, and get rid of ticks 

– Know how to feel calm, and energetic and keep the track of what you want to say and do 

– Know how to do a great start-up and an impressive ending 

About the facilitator
Performance Coach, Opera Singer and owner of Voxlab Top Performance.  

Since 2000, Vibeke Krogsgaard has taught personal performance to clients including The Danish Association of Lawyers and Economists, The National Auditor, Danfoss, Maersk Line, TV2 and many more. She is a trained opera singer with a diploma in performance and has performed as a soloist in Denmark, Italy, Spain and New York. She has also taken voice lessons with David Adams, Voice Coach, NY. 

1/2 day

Fee (CBS employee)


Fee (external participant)


1/2 day

Registration deadline
13 September 2023


20 Sep 2023


9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Vibeke Krogsgaard


Vibeke Krogsgaard