Confident Communication Skills Training

Overview

In person or online, speaking in front of a group can be hard. You need tools to create concise, engaging material and then deliver it in a way that looks confident, grabs your audience's attention and keeps it until the very end.

This training course is for anyone who wants to improve their spoken communication skills, particularly for presentations and pitches

 

By the end of the training course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Show confidence and control their nerves
  • Engage the audience and keep their attention
  • Write rich, concise material with a story
  • Communicate authentically
  • Use visuals effectively
  • Adapt to the unexpected

 

Each attendee brings a very short presentation on any subject they like, in the form of simple notes. Each attendee should also have their preferred note-taking medium.

By the end of the course the presentation will be turned into a thing of utter power: impactful, persuasive and easy to deliver.

The training is interactive. Throughout the day the delegates are gently pushed out of their comfort zone to learn communication skills and techniques through direct experience. There are plenty of opportunities to practise.

It’s actually fun. Jon was a stand-up comic; he makes the learning enjoyable to ensure maximum retention.

"Fantastic, engaging course with practical tips to implement."

 

Face to face course structure

Morning session:

  • Introduction: format and objectives for the day.

  • Everyone stands up, introduces themselves and receives feedback.

  • Writing: techniques for creating and editing concise material with a story.

  • Visuals: how to use slides for maximum effect without relying on them.

  • Everyone writes the first draft of their presentation.

  • Everyone delivers their presentation and there are opportunities for feedback.

Afternoon session:

  • Delivery: how to handle your nerves, make a great first impression, engage your audience and use prompts effectively.

  • Everyone writes the second draft of their presentation.

  • Everyone delivers their presentation and receives feedback.

  • Conclusion: key points learnt from the day are discussed and reinforced.

 

Online course structure

2.5 hours online teaching plus 1 hour of solo work.

Session A: 1.5 hours

  • Introduction: format and objectives for the programme.

  • Writing: techniques for creating and editing concise material with a story.

  • Visuals: how to use slides for maximum effect without relying on them.

  • Delivery: how to handle your nerves and use prompts. Techniques to make a great first impression and engage your audience.

Solo work: 1 hour

  • Everyone writes and rehearses their piece.

Session B: 1 hour

  • Everyone delivers their piece and receives feedback.

  • Conclusion: key points learnt from the programme are discussed and reinforced.

  • This training is delivered to individuals or provided for in house teams to your bespoke requirements.

 

 

Online course details

Duration: 1 x 90min session + 1 x 60min session, with an hour of solo work inbetween Credits: 1.7
Times: 1pm - 4.30pm Member Cost: £265+VAT
CPD Points: 6.5     Max. Delegates: 4 Non-member Cost: £398+VAT

 

Face to face course details

Duration: 1 Day Credits: 2.5
CPD Points: 6.5 Member Cost: £385+VAT
Max. Delegates: 8 Non-member Cost: £578+VAT

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