Small Group Workshops

– these can be run over 2 x half-days or 1 x full-day

Benefits of running half day workshops:

  • Interactive, well-paced workshops
  • Time between sessions gives the opportunity to practise techniques
  • Small groups, allowing more personal, individual and peer to peer feedback
  • Less ‘info overload’ through the course with content being split in half

We start with a short interview to identify each individual’s communication priorities, to ensure long term benefits, validate my approach and its relevance to the group and introduce some key principles of successful communication.

Typical Small Group Workshop Outline

Session 1:

The Natural “Model of Excellence”

  • Natural style and how it is achieved under pressure
  • Developing rapport – natural skills in action
  • Different aspects of pace
  • Controlling the attention of the listener and demonstrating commitment
  • Natural eye contact and its impact on the audience
  • Effects of stress and the control of adrenalin
  • Practical exercise

Making the Right Impression

  • The use of appropriate prompts for meetings and presentations
  • How to prepare and use prompts effectively
  • Time management
  • Practical exercise

Session 2:

Preparation of structure

  • Audience analysis
  • Structuring memorable, clear, concise communication to promote discussion
  • Establishing key issues
  • Motivating the listener into action

Using visual aids

  • Effective use of handouts/slides for presentations/meetings
  • Using visuals to support the message and not distract the listener
  • Holding the listener’s attention – and keeping it
  • Controlling the audience’s interpretation

Handling Questions

  • Achieving a conversational style
  • Handling difficult questions, positive replies.

Final Exercise

  • Everyone gives a short presentation followed by Q&A
  • Each presentation will then be reviewed with video feedback

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