The world has changed, continues to change, and is doing so at an increasing speed.
For all of us, this means that the opportunities - as well as the challenges - are greater than ever before. Increasing digitalisation and automation - facilitated by advancements in technology - will signal the death of many jobs and professions.
So how do we prepare and equip ourselves from an employment and societal standpoint? How do we ride the wave rather than be drowned by it? Already we are seeing a gap opening up between those who can navigate this new terrain and those who feel uncomfortable and threatened by it. This is reflected in pay differentials, career opportunities and the ability to reach a higher status in society.
A key factor is communications. If we can understand, improve and master communications, we are well armed to navigate the world of today and tomorrow, as well as succeed in our personal and professional lives.
Whether it's a briefing to three colleagues, a presentation to hundreds in a packed auditorium, or a sea of faces on Zoom nothing dries the throat, increases the heart rate and activates the sweat glands like the prospect of speaking and presenting in public. Even confident people get nervous when they have to speak in front of an audience. The first thing to accept is that this is is perfectly normal. We teach you how to channel the stress that you feel, use it to keep you focused and improve the delivery of your presentation.
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice.” Vladimir Horowitz
Giving a presentation is different to having a conversation or communicating through written words. We need to use different techniques and think of different things in order to get our message across.
Our practical training covers the following areas:
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced presenter, we can tailor our training sessions and workshops to your needs.
Scientific research shows that human beings are pre-programmed to think, act and react in certain ways. This behaviour has its roots in the days when homo sapiens lived in caves and hunted for food with sticks, stones and spears. As such, it would be easy to dismiss these traits as outdated in a world dominated by the Internet, smart phones and electric cars. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. These mental shortcuts remain as strong as ever and guide our consciousness, judgments and behaviour every day.
“Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.” Don Marquis
Understanding these - and the physiological reasons behind them - allows you to tailor your communication and improve its effectiveness.
We offer a workshop on behavioural communications which covers the basics of how the fields of behaviour, neuroscience and brain research are intrinsic to communications.
Making our training practical, we also cover a number of techniques that you should be aware of from a communications perspective, and that you can utilise immediately in professional and personal situations. We therefore cover:
These techniques, tips and trainings will help you understand and embrace the world of "snap decisions" and make you a better communicator.
We also offer a session on Non-Verbal Communications to expand the training and cover more techniques in more depth. This again provides a mixture of theory, role-plays and active sessions to become familiar with the methods involved.