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Asked a tricky question which demands an instant response? Thrown into an unexpected situation and don’t know how to react?

If you’ve experienced this, our half-day Thinking on the Spot masterclass is just for you.

By being able to think on the spot and act with greater confidence, you will add real value to both your personal and professional life.

Attend our masterclass led by esteemed author and memory expert, Mark Channon, to gain the techniques and the confidence to think quickly and effectively, whatever the situation.

Take back valuable techniques to overcome barriers to thinking quickly and decisively act when you are faced with tricky situations.

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Mark Channon
Executive Coach

Mark Channon is a Coach, Trainer, and Author of Improve Your Memory and The Memory Workbook (Hodder Education).

Over the last 20 years, he has coached Startup Founders, Executives, Presenters, Actors, Engineers, Designers, and even Heart Surgeons to perform at their very best. Combining Executive Coaching/Training with the latest Accelerated Learning strategies to help clients, learn fast, get focused, maximise productivity and improve performance.

Mark’s work as a trainer includes running high-performance memory workshops for Guardian Masterclasses, BBC, Clarasys, WeWork, Salon Club, Also Festival, NextRadio, ICAEW and more.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to pre-empt potentially tricky questions and scenarios
  • Identify situations where your ability to think quickly is challenged
  • Address concerns that can slow your thinking
  • Embed effective techniques and processes to use beyond the course
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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0800 542 9414
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09:00 - 09:10

Trainer’s Welcome and Introduction

09:10 - 09:40

The Need for Thinking on the Spot

  • Understand when and why quick thinking is essential
  • Learn about the impact of quick thinking in a business context
  • Gain different approaches and the importance of practising techniques
09:40 - 10:40

Workshop: Address the Barriers to Thinking Quickly

  • Identify internal and external factors that can inhibit your performance
  • Eliminate the element of surprise and buy yourself thinking time
  • Pick up on clues and cues, such as body language
10:40 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Retrain Your Brain

  • Structure your thoughts logically
  • Learn techniques to block out distractions
  • Identify what a question is really asking
12:00 - 12:50

Workshop: Putting It All Into Practice

Apply the days learnings to a series of group exercises and receive individual feedback from the trainer

12:50 - 13:00

Feedback, Evaluation & Close