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YOUR SCIL assessmenT

A S.C.I.L assessment:

What are you touched by when listening to a speaker?

Is it the way he/she tells the story? The words the speaker uses? The way he/she moves on stage? Or perhaps the facts he/she shares during the performance? A SCIL assessment will give you insight into this and show you what your communication style is.

Everyone has their own communication style, a preference for the way we share and take in information. This way of communicating affects the success of our performance; if your communication style matches the style of your audience, your message comes across best. But how do you know this? And how can you adapt your communication style so that your message reaches every audience?

SCIL-ASSESSMENT

SCIL is an abbreviation for the four essential components of successful public speaking: Sensus, Corpus, Intellektus and Lingua.

Exclusive licensee SCIL

Speakers Club is an exclusive licensee in the Netherlands. By means of 16 factors, divided over 4 areas, we draw up your unique SCIL profile. This gives you insight into your personal impact and shows where your strengths lie and what your points of development are! Therefore, we start every Speakers Club programme with a SCIL assessment.

So SCIL (profile) not only helps you to develop and use your own qualities when you speak, but can also help you to respond smartly to your target group. After all, when you know which communication style is leading within the target group you are speaking for, you also know what to focus on during your (keynote) presentation. A very valuable tool, therefore, that not only gives you insight into yourself, but also provides you with tools to pack your audience in.

So SCIL is not about you or the other person, SCIL is about YOU!

As a SCIL(profile)-skilled speaker, you choose when to use which skills so that your message always comes across effectively and perhaps inspiringly. Because communication between people is always more effective when it is over shared clusters and interaction factors. In short, you then speak the same language.

How do you make sure your message gets through to the audience in such a way that you are both satisfied? You about the way you shared your story and what you put down. Your audience about the essence of your story and what they understood and their own conclusions they draw from it.

Sensus, or sensibility, represents using all the senses to convey a message. It is about creating an experience for your audience so that they feel engaged with what you are saying. Sensus types are touched by the feeling a speaker gives them.

Are you highly developed on Sensus? If this is the case, you are also likely to come across as empathetic, sensitive and attentive to others. You win others over through your attention, dedication and support. You create good feelings in others through sympathy and trust. As a speaker, you are sensitive to how others feel (emotion) and like to express this. You manage to act from the here and now. You do this intuitively and benefit from keeping your listeners on their toes. When another boring content story is told and you see the audience falling asleep, you think, "Doesn't that person feel that the audience is not there?". No, indeed, so he or she doesn't feel that, but you do!

Corpus, or body language, is the way you use your body (and the stage on which you present) to reinforce your message. Corpus types are touched by the way a speaker poses and moves on stage.

As a Corpus speaker, you may be able to 'talk' with your whole body and make your intentions clear to others, even without using many words. People literally read from your body what kind of game you play. You are aware of how you dress, how your hair sits and whether your eyebrows are dancing. And it's not just your hands or the position of your hips and shoulders that matter. You are also sensitive to the facial expressions of others and you regularly hear that you have an expressive face. You take up space naturally; you won't be a wallflower anytime soon. Which is just as well, because the stage can't be big enough for you.

Intellektus, or intellect, is about the content of your presentation and how to convey it in an engaging way. An important aspect of Intellektus is presenting facts in an objective and reasoned manner. Intellektus types are therefore enthralled by the facts a speaker presents.

As an Intellektus speaker, you prepare well, work thoughtfully and with deliberation. You know how to convince through substance, accuracy, clarity and analysis. You are good at talking about content. Your listeners trust you because you always have a method, an example or analysis. After all, you are the master of your subject. You can reason contemplatively and, thus, know how to keep the listener captivated until the end. You can make difficult things easy, by guiding people step by step.

Lingua, or language use, is consciously choosing the right words and phrases to make your message even more persuasive. Lingua-types are therefore quickly moved by visual language and a speaker's choice of words. Lingua speakers hit the nail on the head, weigh their words, take the words out of your mouth and have the right words for it. They speak descriptively and convince you with metaphors and stories. Their voice rings like a bell.

Could this apply to you? Then you are strong in Lingua. You have a story for every question, but you are also aware of how your voice sounds, how you use pauses and intonations. In other words, you are pleasant to listen to.

Master class Public speaking

Adapt like a chameleon

Ideally, as a speaker, you should have a nicely balanced SCIL profile. After all, this means that you are able to communicate in different ways. This not only allows you to give a versatile presentation, it also allows you to adapt like a chameleon to the audience you have sitting in front of you. It is therefore not entirely coincidental that SCIL's official logo is a chameleon... Indeed, a chameleon adapts to what it can perceive. If you as a speaker, thanks to the insights of the SCIL profile, can observe where your areas of improvement lie, you can adapt yourself more easily. Just like a chameleon! It is also enormously valuable when you can observe what your audience needs, because then you can speak more impactfully. Express to impress! 

A SCIL assessment with one of our professionals will help you combine and deploy the four elements. The beauty? You don't have to unlearn anything, you can only learn! SCIL helps you combine these four elements so that you know how to impress your audience and impress them with your presentation skills.

Better speaker? Better communicator!

So, what do these outcomes mean for the interaction you have with other people? Thanks to SCIL (profile), you get an impression of the interaction factors you have already developed well and those you have used less so far. With the knowledge you gain about SCIL (profile) during an assessment, you can start making estimates of the clusters and interaction factors your conversional partners deploy.

So SCIL (profile) not only helps you to develop and use your own qualities when you speak, but can also help you to respond smartly to your target group. After all, when you know which communication style is leading within the target group you are speaking for, you also know what to focus on during your (keynote) presentation. A very valuable tool, therefore, that not only gives you insight into yourself, but also provides you with tools to pack your audience in.

So SCIL is not about you or the other person, SCIL is about YOU!

As a SCIL(profile)-skilled speaker, you choose when to use which skills so that your message always comes across effectively and perhaps inspiringly. Because communication between people is always more effective when it is over shared clusters and interaction factors. In short, you then speak the same language.

How do you make sure your message gets through to the audience in such a way that you are both satisfied? You about the way you shared your story and what you put down. Your audience about the essence of your story and what they understood and their own conclusions they draw from it.

Our SCIL trainers

At Speakers Club, we work with experienced trainers who can provide you with the tools and techniques to give an engaging and successful presentation.

Joyce de Ruiter

Professional speaker, author, trainer, coach

NANCY RADEMAKER

International professional speaker & senior coach

Niek van den adel

Co-founder of Speakers Club, professional speaker & senior coach

Richard
De Hoop

International professional speaker, senior coach

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Organising an event with the right speaker, how do you go about it? What does the term 'keynote speaker' mean exactly and how do you find the right match for the event you are hosting? You will find the answers in our whitepaper, specially created for event managers. Download it here for free.

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Speakers Club PRESENTATION CANVAS©

The Speakers Club presentation canvas© gets you thinking! What message you want to convey, how do you connect with your target audience and what resources you will use. Fill it in with your own content! What is your next level? Download it for free here! 

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WHITEPAPER: Presentation Tips & tricks

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