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If you’re reading this, it’s likely you want to learn how to communicate with power, impact and confidence, right? Well, you’re in the right place.

The aim of our course is not to tell you to correct your communication “weaknesses,” it’s to help you make changes to subconscious communication behaviours that can undermine your confidence and knowledge at work.

We know there’s no “best” communication style for every workplace interaction, however our highly interactive and long-standing Confident Communication for Women in the Workplace course has helped hundreds of professionals develop and embody the skills needed to communicate with confidence and credibility.

Through innovative role-play scenarios in various communication settings led by Vocal Communications expert, Anne Walsh, dive into numerous communication styles and language choices that explore communicating from a position of knowledge and confidence.

Leave the day with a transformative toolkit full of performance-based techniques involving the body, breath and voice, helping you to exert a more commanding presence.

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Anne Walsh
Communications Coach

Anne Walsh is a Dialect, Voice and Vocal Communications Coach with extensive one-to-one and group business coaching experience in the private, corporate, public and charitable sectors with clients from the fields of Finance, Law, HR, Music, Publishing, Politics, Property, Local Government, Psychotherapy, Science, Medicine, Media, Art, Health and Well-being, IT, Teaching, Accountancy, Consultancy, Interior Design, Fashion, Journalism, Research, Secretarial and Administration, Higher Education (Lecturers and MA\PhD students.)

She was Voice and Communications Trainer at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama from 2008-2012 and designed and delivered in-house training in London, nationally, and in Europe, ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop the ability to be assertive and dynamic
  • Practice different communication styles to deliver maximum impact
  • Leave with the confidence to create a positive attitude towards change
  • Learn innovative voice and speech techniques to maximise your presence
  • Attain powerful performance techniques for building status and credibility
  • Understand how your choice of language can create new and varied outcomes
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:15

Generating Presence – the Science Behind It

  • How to build a resonant, physical presence
  • Create the conditions for credibility
10:15 - 10:45

Be Present to Have Presence!

  • Owning and naming your strengths and positive attributes
  • Role-play: Presenting yourself from a position of healthy self-esteem
10:45 - 11:45

Developing the Toolkit

Practise and deliver a line from a speech back to the trainer and the wider group to receive bespoke coaching.

  • Understand how body, breath and voice = personal power
  • Voice and vocal performance skills – pitch, pause and pace for maximising credibility
  • Acting as if: Performance skills for high-status credibility
  • Role play: Archetypal high-status – the language of rhetoric
11:45 - 12:00

Morning Break

12:00 - 13:00

Finding Your Feet to Speak Up in Meetings

  • Role play: Speaking with clarity of intention and impact in meetings
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Promotion: Speak to Your New Team: Role Play Exercise

  • Understand resonant versus dissonant leadership
  • Flexing between different communication styles: flexibility is the key
  • How to avoid self-sabotage in your language
  • Reading your team – understanding their communication preferences
14:30 - 14:45

The Power of Persuasive Language: Rhetoric

  • Be more persuasive by using rhetoric
  • Understand what rhetoric to use
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 15:15

Establishing Presence and Flexibility in Your Communication Styles: Risking Spontaneity

  • Risking spontaneity
15:15 - 15:45

Stepping Up and Owning Your Status

  • Identify best practices to support preparing for an interview
  • Understand what it means to be present in the moment to communicate in ways that are both flexible and spontaneous

15:45 - 16:00

Action Planning

  • Build a practical plan going forward
  • Identify areas where you are  stuck – consciously welcoming change
  • Recognise and name your strengths and weaknesses with objectivity
  • Select achievable goals and objectives stemming from your learning on the course
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close


"An inspirational and very interactive experience delivered by a very engaging and vibrant trainer. Learned to consider my body and breath to help improve communication and confidence when delivering meetings."
Confident Communication for Women in the Workplace Senior Analyst, Ofgem
"A very different approach to giving me the confidence in my job but also my day-to-day life. Thanks!"
Confident Communication for Women in the Workplace Finance Administrator, University of Edinburgh
"This course pushed me out of my comfort zone, but I am so glad that it did as it greatly enhanced the learning experience." -
Confident Communication for Women in the Workplace Group Head of Finance, Binn Skips Ltd