Training & Coaching

Presentation Skills & Public Speaking
Time Management
Effective Meetings
Self Esteem

Presentation Skills & Public Speaking

Public SpeakingThe number one worst fear is speaking before a group. It ranks above; flying, financial problems and death. (Book of Lists, Wallechinsky et al, 1977, Morrow & Co, New York)

Not surprising then that many people need support. Training is relevant for all and particularly new managers or people starting new businesses.

Our training which can include one to one coaching is aimed at both the beginner and advanced levels.

For beginners courses include:

•  Knowing how to plan and structure a cohesive presentation

•  How to engage the audience and build rapport using their perspective - "The listener train of thought"

•  How to overcome nerves and feel more confident when presenting

•  How to use your non verbal communication (body language) to maximum effect

Advanced courses will include:

•  Using innovative structures and change of pace for maximum impact

•  Being an "exciting communicator" presenting enthusiastically & persuasively

•  Refining your style to create even more effective ways of engaging your audience

•  Making sure that your messages stick and that they are the messages you intended

Training offers the participants chance to explore and practice these essential skills in a safe and supportive environment with a qualified and experienced trainer.

Participants report rapid change in skills and confidence, which also translates to other parts of their work and life.

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Time Management

Time management is really a mislabeled problem. We can't manage time; what we have to do is learn to manage ourselves in the time we have available.

Using three key psychometric tools, participants will learn how their styles affect how they manage time and how making small changes can have huge impact.

Participants will also:

•  Learn how to prioritise to achieve their specific goals

•  Explore ways of managing interruptions

•  Understand the difference between "urgent" and "important" using the Time Management Matrix

•  Develop a personal action plan to maximize their effectiveness

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Effective Meetings

How to run effective meetingsPeople spend many hours in meetings both in work and personal life. Significant numbers of people report that meetings are unproductive, no specific actions are agreed and actually the meeting was a waste of time and they leave feeling frustrated.

The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do before it. This course enables groups of people to think at their best.

Using the proven Thinking Environment ® tools participants will learn:

•  To understand the key behaviours which contribute to best thinking

•  The importance of constructing an effective agenda

•  How to create an atmosphere which engages people and ensures good decision making

•  Ho to make positive changes to meetings which are not productive

Participants report that they feel excited about making these changes and that meetings are not only more effective but enjoyable too.

The Thinking Environment ® tools are used by companies worldwide including BT, Easy jet and Pfizer.

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Self Esteem

CoachingSelf-esteem is the very essence of our being. It has many facets which include how we see ourselves and how we think others see us, how much we value ourselves, how confident we are, how we perceive our role in society and ultimately our motivation and will to live.

Self esteem is not fixed; it is affected by a host of factors. The trainer, Rob has been delivering courses around the UK and Ireland since 2000. He has worked with over 3500 people not only to understand and develop their own self esteem but to transfer these skills to others they know and work with.

People who have attended training include: teachers, youth workers, nursery teams, police officers, business managers, Prison Service and Youth Offending Teams, people starting a business, self employed, students, NHS teams and Local Authority staff.

Courses are 100% positively evaluated and Rob is now training trainers in these proven techniques. He regularly delivers conference speeches and workshops and is also the author of two books.

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Coaching is a modern and rapidly growing method for helping others to improve, develop, learn new skills, find personal success, achieve aims and manage life change and personal challenges. Coaching is effective for all situations, whether in personal life, career, sales or corporate and business life.

Coaching is different to training. Coaching draws out rather than puts in. It develops rather than imposes. It reflects rather than directs. Coaching is reactive, flexible and enabling, not prescriptive or instructional. Coaching is non-judgemental, not judgemental. Coaching helps people to develop and grow in a variety of areas, and it is this knowledge of the power of coaching that is leading to the development of separate coaching specialisms that are becoming new coaching disciplines in their own right such as personal coaching, life coaching, coaching for parenting, career coaching for advancement and job choices; leadership and management coaching; coaching for sales and business success; executive coaching for corporate performance and director development.

Whilst 'coaching' is a well-known activity in the world of sport, the principles of it are transferable to other situations. As with sport the person being coached has identified a need to develop and is hungry to excel, they may or may not have a belief in their own abilities and they acknowledge the benefits of having someone to help support their learning and development on a one to one basis.

In the public, private and voluntary sectors, approaches and methodologies of coaching are being extensively used to help people achieve their ambitions and objectives in delivering the provision of a wide range of services.

Coaching can be used to reflect on issues in the past in order to consider the learning and how change might be implemented as a result of the learning. Coaching can also be used proactively to plan ahead, to consider strategy development and to undertake planning.

Examples of some of the opportunities to apply coaching at work are:

Personal Development ~ improving confidence, assertiveness and communication etc.
Motivating Staff
Problem Solving
Relationship Issues
Team Building, Team Working
Managing Change
Appraisals and Assessments
Task Performance
Planning and Reviewing
Staff Development
Setting Goals
Dealing with conflict.

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