Develop your superpower in the world of business
The “Communication Skills” workshop is a fun, vibrant and interactive course for people who want to become better communicators. It genuinely will help you build a super-power in the world of business.
It’s suitable for anyone!
- Want to advance your career?
- Have tough conversations?
- Read body language?
- Hack your own chemistry?
- Network like a pro?
- Deliver knock-out talks?
Well I’ve got you and your team covered in this workshop.
I run the workshop publicly or I can bring this to your company or event.
In house :
£2500 for a one day workshop
In-house, at events, or venue based. Discount available for events/conferences.
Why Communication Skills?
Communication skills are a core skill hiring managers look for. Being a good communicator is also a really great trait of effective employees, managers and leaders.
There aren’t many education systems on the planet that teach communication skills to kids. Few companies actually teach communication skills to their employees! So it’s no surprise many employees in the workplace aren’t effective at communicating.
I often joke that 99% of problems in business are down to communication – I’m probably not far away from the truth.
Too much. Too little. Ineffective. Untimely.
I help you to solve these problems.
What others have to say
Scott Summers –
DIRECTOR, nFocus Testing
“I knew Rob was a great speaker as I’d seen him present at a number of industry conferences so I had high expectations of the communications workshop he delivered to my team. He exceeded them all! He consulted with me to understand what we wanted to achieve and then facilitated a jam packed workshop that had something for everyone. Rob’s energy, expertise and amiable presenting style was a big hit with all of us and we left with new skills, insights and practical knowledge.”
Develop a superpower in the world of business
Your job as a manager or leader or employee is to achieve business results. This is done by being Effective. But we’ve all met those people who are effective, but people dislike them.
Equally, there are plenty of people in our organisations who are super nice. So nice. Like Teddy Bears. But people wonder what they actually do – and why they still have a job.
As a manager your job is to tread the fine line between being Effective AND Liked. Sometimes you have to be liked but less effective. Other times you must be effective at the risk of being disliked.
Through nurturing and developing your communication skills you will be able to tread this line more carefully in a controlled and specific manner. This means understanding other people, controlling your own communication and constantly learning how to a better communicator – and then altering your behaviour when needed.
The communication workshop is a half or full day workshop. It is based around several modules that can be “plugged” in depending on the problems the workshop is solving.
For example, if presenting is a weakness within the organisation we can plug in the presentation module. There are a few Core modules – the underpinning of the workshop that all half day or full day sessions include :
- The basics of communication
- The DISC profile and uncovering our own preferences
- Why communication is important
- Effective non-verbal communication
- How to write like a pro
- Effective presenting
- Networking, coaching, feedback
- And more
Why did I create this workshop?
For years I struggled to enhance my career, be effective at dealing with intense situations or confrontational people and get my point across. My confidence was low and I wished I could be more assertive at work. Why wouldn’t people listen to me?
I couldn’t do a presentation without crumbling into a hot mess. I couldn’t write as clearly as I wished. I couldn’t handle tricky people or difficult conversations. I didn’t listen well and as for networking, well, I hated it. I lacked presence.
All of these were to do with my inability to communicate effectively and it was holding me back personally, creatively and in my goal to lead teams.
There is growing research that hiring managers, executives and business leaders value communication skills above all others, yet communication is rarely taught in school, let alone business.
The odd thing was that I’d personally studied communication at college, University and in my own personal time – I knew what to do – but I didn’t know how to make it work at work.
Then one year I’d reached rock bottom and had enough of being scared, overlooked and unable to reach my potential. I was fed up of failing to achieve my goals and I slowly, but surely, applied what I knew about communication to my own world of work.
The results were fabulous.
I started to practice what I knew and came up with an underlying framework that has helped me become an International Keynote speaker, author and trainer, Manager, Vice President and a successful leader of teams. This framework for success sits behind this very Communication Workshop.
It wasn’t easy though and it won’t be for you either, if you’re struggling with some of the same challenges I did. But it’s worth it, and armed with the insights from this workshop and the simple science frameworks behind it – you too can excel in your career goals.
“Rob’s Communication Workshop is brilliant. Of all the training I’ve done over my career, it’s the one that’s had the most immediate and positive impact, both on my work and personal life.” Sylvia – attendee
This workshop has won awards, changed people’s lives and is accessible for anyone, no matter your level of knowledge of communication. The real world examples bring the theory to life as we dig deep to get to the root of good communication. I bring fun and energy to the sessions, and we get everyone interacting and having fun – it’s the best way to learn! It’s a real laugh. It’s a safe place to explore and learn – don’t worry about the interactivity – if you don’t want to take part it’s not a problem.
So why not invest in yourself and develop a skill that will bring your career to life.
Boost your career and effectiveness
I provide you with the right information and tools to power through your career, get promotions, deal with tricky people and bring genuine value to the company you work for.
Develop your confidence and assertiveness
During the day you’ll also develop confidence and assertiveness skills/awareness – in my experience the two most requested personal development skills.
- “I wish I was more confident in myself”
- “I wish I was more assertive”
I’ll give you a ten step strategy to effective writing, whether you’re writing emails, a presentation or a book.
We’ll cover how to create a good presentation and I’ll help you overcome the fear of standing up in front of others and delivering a great talk. Trust me, I still don’t enjoy presentations but by following my own framework I can pretty much deliver knock-out talks 99.9% of the time – even with horrendous nerves! I’ll show you how.
You’ll learn how to:
- Hack your own body to change your physiology!
- Literally change a hostile work environment in to a friendly one
- Get the right results from emails and other written communication (I give you 10 strategies for better writing)
- Run effective meetings (who wouldn’t want better meetings?)
- Listen better
- Control your non-verbal communication whilst reading other people like a book
- Get people to keep talking with nothing more than a head nod
- Add “tone of voice” to your writing
- Control dominating people in meetings
- Give feedback
- Present like you’ve been doing Keynotes for years
- and much much more!
It’s not for the faint hearted though – it’s a fun day, chocked full of information that works and it will be intense.
It will be interactive so expect to get involved, but don’t worry – I do all of the embarrassing stuff.
Expect to be buzzing and wired – but in a good way.
Email me if you’re interested in bringing this course to your work for corporate training
Introduction To Communication
A gentle introduction to general communication ideas.
Why Communication Skills Are Important
A look at what employers look for and why communication skills are so important.
Models of Communication
A walk through of common models of communication and why models are useful, but all are wrong.
Communication is something the listener does
Interactive session that explains the concept that communication is something the listener does – i.e it happens in their minds.
Feedback when communicating
Why feedback is so important when communicating.
The 4 categories of noise and how these may affect the message.
All communication has a Purpose, it has an Audience and it has a Context. Have too many of each and you’ll struggle to get the right message.
Non-Verbal – A SUPER-POWER
A walk through of some of the core non-verbal “tells”, what to look for, how to control your own and why being able to read non-verbal communication will give you super-hero powers. Please use these powers for good. Please.
Write like you speak. Plus 10 tips for improving your writing.
In this section we’ll look at running effective meetings with some meeting rules and how to handle tricky meeting members. Non-verbal heavy.
A look at how to network effectively when representing yourself or your company at an event, conference or networking meeting.
A look at presentations and how to deliver a good one. Great for those speaking at events, giving team presentations or company wide presentations.
In this section we’ll approach the tricky challenge of giving somebody feedback, both positive and negative feedback.
In this section we’ll cover the classic interview from both the interviewee and interview perspective. Loads of hints and tips to make interviews go better and read body language.
Listening shows the other person that you care. Listening also stops a lot of mis-communication.
Confidence and Self-Image
Communication is a reflection of self and having a strong self image will help you with your communication. Some tips and advice for improving self-image.
NOTE: I don’t always have time to do all sections, but I tailor the day for the maximum benefit of you, the attendees. I always make sure we leave time for answering any questions you have.
To book or find out more don’t hesitate to email me.