Business Communication Skills Training

What is a Business Communication Masterclass?

Masterclass events are high energy, interactive and practical. These are usually booked for large teams of people. While there is no personal coaching, everyone will be involved in group activities the whole way through. You can teach your entire company, or host smaller VIP sessions with Q&A. 

Each session usually lasts 60-75 minutes. You can also book two subjects and host a 2.5-3 hour event to engage your whole team in this high energy event. 

Our trainers will come to the event location to host this session in person. 

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The Science of Storytelling

Transform your business results and compel people to listen in your meetings, with the power of effective business storytelling. Captivate your audience, learn how to increase your personal influence and make ideas happen by motivating people to take action.

  • Learn the PRO storytelling method, as used by successful business people, to make your ideas compelling, clear and memorable
  • Make complex messages come to life with simple tools that ensure you captivate your audience
  • Discover how to get your audience to take action after your meetings, winning buy-in and creating momentum behind your ideas
  • Ensure you get the reactions and respect your deserve, by transforming the dynamics and relationship with the people you meet
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Advanced Storytelling

Discover business storytelling techniques that allow you to make complex information more compelling, using proven methods from journalism, psychology and research on human behaviour. Apply this to important business messages so that you can put it all into action. This session builds on the PRO-Method (you may like to book this as Part 2 in a masterclass journey).

  • Building on the PRO storytelling method with advanced strategies to captivate people with your ideas
  • Discover 5 techniques you can apply in any situation to make complex messages clear and compelling
  • Learn how one of these methods has been proven to enhance your impact by 550%
  • Learn how to use visual aids to complement and strengthen your message, rather than distract from your presentation
  • Hear examples from the world of business, politics and entertainment, to see every technique in action

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Personal Impact, Gravitas and Influence

Discover advanced body language techniques that allow you to gain a dynamic and persuasive communication style when presenting both online & in-person, with examples from speakers and leaders who inspire us to listen.

  • Learn specific body language and voice techniques required to ensure that you captivate your audience virtually and in-person
  • Understanding how these techniques differ when presenting face to face versus to camera
  • Uncover the most common technical challenges so that you can create the right impact online every time
  • Discover how to adapt your style to your audience to increase your gravitas, authority and impact. Understand the different presentation styles and how to vary your personal style.
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Advanced Personal Impact

Captivate the different people you meet by using a wider choice of communication styles. Learn how you can adapt to every meeting, message and audience to increase your influence. Understand your current preferences and the different choices you can make to gain greater results at work, for live or virtual meetings.

  • The complete range of communication choices you can make to enhance the impact of your message, connect with each audience and keep people engaged from start to finish
  • Examples from well-known speakers, who embody each style, so that you can see everything in action
  • Discover how to be more flexible and adapt your speaking style to all types of people
  • Take part in interactive activities to apply everything you have learned

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Peak Performance Mindset

Learn how to overcome anxiety and achieve a peak performance mindset, so that you are able to perform at your best in important meetings, with strategies you can use before and during the event to ensure you gain the results you deserve.

  • Priming – learn how to reach a peak state in your mind before important events, so that you can achieve more tomorrow than you did yesterday.
  • Anchors – develop simple Anchors that bring you back to your best self, which you can use before and during key events, to increase your results.
  • Defying the demons – learn to overcome the nagging doubts and worries that can hold you back, by overriding them with peak mindset techniques.
  • Actions – how we hold ourselves, how we breathe and what we focus on, all work together to change the impact of our actions. Learn how to take charge and make sure that everything you do is helping you to achieve your goals.
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Visual Aids

Avoid Death by Powerpoint and uncover the common pitfalls of visual aids. Learn how to make your slides come to life by applying the science of communication to your presentation decks.

  • Visual storytelling – change bullet points into powerful visual messages
  • Broadcast quality – use the same strategies applied by TV journalists, to ensure people listen to presentations and remember your key messages
  • Slide transformations – turn low quality decks into compelling content with practical strategies
  • Be guided by example – see how successful presenters have used visual aids to more effectively communicate their message.

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Time Management

Feel empowered to plan your day successfully and get more done with a proven time management matrix. Discover the best method to organise and prioritise tasks, so that you can achieve more things that matter most

  • Delegation skills – learn how and what to delegate, so that you stay focused on your key priorities
  • Learn how to remove the Time Stealers and avoid distractions
  • Increase your energy and focus for key tasks: Find out your most productive time of day & how to maximise productivity
  • Use the proven Pomodoro Technique to get work done without distractions.
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Effective Hybrid Meetings

You may have honed your virtual communication skills but, as we make a gradual return to the office, do you need support to schedule & present at your best in a hybrid setting? 

  • Discover how to create a productive and collaborative hybrid meeting
  • Learn the art of facilitation to ensure everyone’s voice is heard
  • Identify simple techniques to hold your audience’s attention
  • Adapt your style with the technical set-up and format of the meeting.

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Influencing with Authority

Assertiveness is a learned behaviour & is striking the right balance between being passivity (not assertive enough) & aggression (hostile behaviour). Learn to be a strong and confident communicator in the Influencing with Authority Masterclass.

  • Learn how to communicate in a direct and honest manner, while being respectful of others
  • Consider the benefits & highlight the value of being assertive in the workplace
  • Adopt assertive body language and how to act with confidence
  • Acquire a range of simple and efficient practical assertive techniques.

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